How to Set Up M-Pesa 1 Tap on Phones with NFC


A little while back, My Safaricom App received a major update to include support for M-Pesa 1 Tap feature.

M-Pesa 1 Tap card

This now means that anyone with a smartphone having NFC can use M-Pesa 1 Tap without having to carry the card, wristband or sticker Safaricom issue for the same.

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Download and install MySafaricomApp.
  2. Launch and tap on the M-Pesa icon.

  1. Tap M-Pesa 1 Tap
  2. Tap on “Get My Card” banner

That’s it, your phone should now be set up to make M-Pesa 1 Tap payments without need for the card, wristband or sticker.

Note that the M-Pesa 1 Tap feature will not show up if your device does not have NFC. 


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