INTRO: Google’s UPI-based payments app, Google Pay, has been faraway from the iOS App Store in India today. The app is not any longer available to download, and doesn’t show up within the store listings when checking out ‘Google Pay’. Instead, users are served with alternative apps like PhonePe and Paytm.
According to a Google spokesperson, the app has been pulled from the App Store to repair a serious issue that was plaguing a variety of users in India. In a recent statement that was given to Gadgets360, the spokesperson said “A small number of Apple iOS users might experience persistent payment failures on their transactions. Our teams are working to repair it at the earliest.
Meanwhile, affected users can reach out to Google Pay support through the app for help. We apologize for the inconvenience to our users.”
The issue isn’t prevalent on the Android version of the app, however, so Android users can still download the app from the Play Store.
Notably, this isn’t the primary time Google Pay has been faraway from the App Store in India. A few months ago the app was briefly unavailable in India also, but that issue was quickly fixed. It’s currently unclear how long it’d take the Mountain View giant to repair the payment issue cropping abreast of the iOS version of the app. For once if that happens, the app should make its way back on the App Store as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, if you have already got the app installed on your iPhone, you’ll continue using it normally. However, as Google mentioned, some users face persistent failures when conducting transactions via the app, so it might probably be better to use an alternate app until Google fixes the problem.