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How to fix Google Pay error: OR-PMSA-03?

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Google Pay is one of the most popular payment apps in the world on both Android and iOS. However, as much work as Google has put into the app to give users a consistent and stable experience, it still runs into the occasional bug and glitch from time to time.

In this article, we’re talking about Google Pay error code OR-PMSA-03, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.


What causes Google Pay error code OR-PMSA-03?

The error code is caused by incorrect payment information which in turn causes payment failures. Other common causes include:

  • Issue with the payment method
  • Corrupt Google Pay cache or data
  • Internet connectivity issues (for internet based payment methods)

Also read: Why is my Google Pay not working? 5 Fixes


How to fix Google Pay error code OR-PMSA-03?

Here are x fixes you can try out. 

Check the network connection

First up, check to ensure you’ve got an active internet connection. If you’re on WiFi, check to see if the internet is working and that you have a stable connection. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if it’s enabled and you have good network coverage. 


Verify your payment method

When diagnosing issues like these, one of the first things you should do is verify whether or not you’ve entered the correct payment details in Google Pay. Incorrectly typed card numbers, expiry dates, or CVV codes can cause your payments to fail. Additionally, ensure that your payment method is compatible with Google Pay by checking it against Google Pay’s help website.

Also read: How to fix Google Pay error: OR-CCSEH-26?


Clear the Google Pay cache

Clearing the app’s cache can eliminate any corrupt files or data that might interfere with Google Pay’s functionality.

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  • Tap on Apps and notifications.
  • Tap on Show all apps and find Google Pay from the list. If you’ve recently used Google Pay, it’ll show up in the recent apps as well.
  • Tap on Google Pay.
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  • Then tap on Storage & cache.
  • Then tap on the Clear Cache button.

This should fix the OR-PMSA-03 problem, and you should be able to make payments again.


Update the Google Pay app

If their problem is in the Google Pay app itself, clearing the cache won’t do you much good. Google will sooner or later release an update to patch the issue. Check to see if you’ve got any updates, and if you do, install them and give them another try.


Choose a different payment method

If you were using your card to make the payment, try using another card if you have one on hand. If not, you can try alternative payment methods such as net banking or UPI.


Contact your bank

If nothing else solves your problem, chances are your bank has a compatibility issue with Google Pay. In such cases, you should try getting in touch with your bank to ensure that there are no problems in your bank account itself and that you can use it outside of Google Pay as well.

Also read: Can you transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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