How To Fix Google Pay (GPay) Error Code u16?

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  • Platform: Google Pay
  • Error code: u16
  • Occurs: Error comes while making any fund transfer to a bank account, or while making bigger payments
  • Effect of the error: Because of the error users are unable to make the payment

As per our research, you may get the error code u16 on the Google Pay app while sending money through the GPay app to any bank account or while making any large amounts of payments.

Our research team has found that you may get the error code u16 with the Google Pay app if your account’s daily limit or risk threshold has been exceeded. Google Pay has some transaction limits, and these transaction limits may vary depending on your Bank. So this error simply simply means that you have reached some transaction limits.

In a few cases, you may also get this error if the transaction is declined by the receiving bank, or if you have exceeded the maximum number of PIN attempts which can put halts on all your transactions for around the next 24-48 hours.


Fixes For Google Pay (GPay) Error Code u16


Fix 1: Try The Following Steps

  • Our first recommendation for you will be to quit the Google Pay app and then shut down your Phone.
  • Now wait for around 2 to 3 minutes and then restart your phone.
  • Once your phone restarts check if you are using the latest version of the Google Pay app, if not then consider updating the app.
  • In case the app is already up to date with the latest version then you don’t need to do anything, just try doing your activity on the Google Pay app to check if the error still comes or not.

Fix 2: Test Your Internet

If the error still comes then try using any other app that uses the internet such as YouTube, Instagram, etc, you need to check if other apps are working flawlessly over the internet or not to make sure your internet is not causing this problem.


Fix 3: Try Making Smaller Payments

If your internet is also working flawlessly but the error is still coming and you are trying to make bigger payments then we will suggest you to try making smaller payments to verify if the error is coming for all the payments or just for the larger amount payments. If you are able to do smaller amount payments without any issues then we will advise you to contact your bank to ask if there are any transaction limits over your account or UPI.


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