Mobile Eagle ID Setup for Android

Modified on: Mon, 2022, Nov 21 11:13 AM

Applies to: Students, Faculty, Staff
Revised: 2022-10-24
Status: Approved

Answers the questions:

  • How do I use my Mobile ID on my phone?
  • How do I use my android phone as my ID card?
  • Can I use my phone to access my dorm or pay for meals?

The Mobile Eagle ID is available to all enrolled students and current employees. Tap your iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone at readers across campus to conveniently access your Eagle ID. You’ll still have your physical card, and now you can add your Eagle ID either to one iPhone and one Apple Watch, or one Android phone. 


For iPhone and Apple Watch users, please see the solution article Setup for iPhone and Apple Watch.


Mobile ID Android Phone Requirements
Android Phone
Version 6.0 or later; NFC enabled device capable of supporting Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
eAccounts Mobile App Loaded from Apple App Store or Google Play stores by searching Transact eAccounts


Getting Started

Minimal set up is required to use your Mobile ID. Most users can begin using their Eagle ID on their phone in minutes. If you have previously had your photo taken, move on to set-up. If you have not had your ID photo taken, please visit the Service Desk in Kinlaw Library, room 131, to have your ID photo taken. Please note that an ID photo is required to use Mobile ID.

  1. Receive your physical Asbury University Eagle ID and/or ID photo at the Service Desk in Kinlaw Library, Room 131.
  2. If you haven’t done so already, set up your Asbury network credentials and multi-factor authentication login at myaccount.microsoft.com.


Setting Up Mobile ID on Android

  1. Enable NFC on your phone in your Settings.  NFC settings can be found in different areas of the Settings menu, depending on your device. A common location is Connected Devices>Connection Settings. (If not found there, use the Search option on the top right to double check.)
  2. Toggle the NFC setting to On.
  3. Open Google Pay and make sure it is enabled as the default payment application. If the app prompts you to add a credit card, you can bypass that screen and return to the Google Pay home screen.
  4. Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile app from the Google Play Store to your phone.
  5. Open Transact eAccounts, click through the startup screens and tap Get Started.
  6. Search for Asbury University and click through to the Eagle ID login screen.
  7. Enter your Asbury network credentials to authenticate your device. If you have not set up your Asbury network credentials, please see ‘Getting Started’ above.
  8. Once you have successfully authenticated in eAccounts, click the Add to Google Paybutton to add your Eagle ID to Google Pay.
    1. Continue through the prompts (Next, Accept the Asbury University Terms & Conditions).
    2. Next, Accept the Google Pay Terms of Service.
    3. The next screen will confirm that the ID has been added to Google Pay.


Using Mobile ID on Android

  • You do not need to unlock your phone, but the screen must be awake to use your Eagle ID. Tap the power button to wake the screen and tap your phone against the reader. Note, the antenna location may vary by device, although it is often in the middle of the phone. As a result, you may have to adjust the orientation of your phone against the reader to have your mobile credential recognized.
  • To display your Eagle ID, open the Transact eAccounts app and select the View in Google Pay icon.
  • To add funds to your accounts in the Transact eAccounts app, first save a payment method at the Transact eAccounts website.
    • Make a deposit via your desktop or mobile browser.
    • After completing the deposit, there will be an option to save your credit card information.
    • Once you have added the card information on the Transact eAccounts website, that card will be available in the Transact eAccounts app for future deposits. If you have already used Transact eAccounts to access your Mobile ID, you will need to sign out and back in to update the saved payment information.

Contact information for the Service Desk is also available from the Eagle ID menu in Google Pay.


Contact us:

  • Call 859-858-5177 or campus extension 2177
  • Click to visit us online at http://www.asbury.edu/its
  • Or Visit us in the Kinlaw Library, room 131

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