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

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Users have encountered the OR-RWE-03 on Google Pay at some point while trying to add a debit or credit card or while completing an in-app purchase on Google Play Store.

Usually, the format of the error looks something like this — An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later [OR-RWE-03].

In this article, we’ll investigate the reasons for this error and will provide you with quick fixes so that you can resolve the issue and get back to using apps seamlessly.

OR-RWE-03 error: Possible reasons

Here are the most common reasons why you are getting an OR-RWE-03 error:

  • Server issues: If Google Pay or Play Store’s servers are down, then you may see this error.
  • Card restrictions: Sometimes, your bank places certain restrictions on your card disallowing you to complete the purchases.
  • Insufficient balance: Have you checked your account’s balance? Maybe you don’t have enough balance to complete the transaction, hence the error.
  • Cache issues: Sometimes, a corrupt cache can also result in an OR-RWE-03 error.

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

OR-RWE-03 error: Quick fixes

Let us head to some of the fixes that you can try to resolve OR-RWE-03 error:

Check your card and bank balance

Verify that you have entered the correct card details while purchasing or adding a card. Also, ensure that you have a sufficient bank balance to complete the transaction. If you don’t have enough funds, try adding a different card or depositing more funds into your account.

Check the servers

If the app’s servers are down, you cannot complete the transactions. Visit any third-party webiste to gauge the current server status of Google Pay and Play Store.

Clear cache and cookies

Although cache helps to load the app faster, it is also the cause of various errors such as this one. Therefore the best option for you is to clear Google Pay and Play Store cache. The method is the same for each app.

  • Open Settings and then tap on Apps.
  • Next, tap on See all apps and then select Google Play Store.
  • Once you are inside Play Store, tap on Storage and Cache.
  • Finally, tap on Clear cache and Clear Storage.

Change the payment method

If you have other payment methods available on Google Pay, then switch to another one. Just purchase the item and select another payment method while checking out.

Add payment methods or payment details

If you have cleared the cache, chances are that you may be prompted to re-add the card details or the payment method again on Google Play. You can also do it manually to fix

  • Open Google Play and then tap on your account at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Next, go to Payments and subscriptions and then Payment methods. Here, add the payment method that you want.

Contact Google Play Help Community

If all else fails, then you should contact the Google Play Help Community. Describe your issue in detail and wait for the expert to resolve the issue.

Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Here are some FAQs related to the topic:

Why won’t Google Pay accept my card?

There can be various reasons why Google Pay isn’t accepting your card — you are using an outdated version of Google Pay, your card information might be wrong, or there might be server issues plaguing Google Pay.

Why am I getting error on Google Pay?

There are several error codes on Google Pay and it is difficult to pinpoint the answer without knowing the exact error code. However, the most common reasons that prompt an error on Google Pay are insufficient balance, incorrect card details, server issues, outdated app, and cache build-up, among others.

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

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: