New Students and First Time OWLcard Mobile Users

Before settting up OWLcard mobile, you should:

  • Review the OWLcard mobile checklist
  • Complete the TwoStep verification Next Step in TUportal. This will appear in the Student Tools tab under Next Steps.
If you have completed Checklist and TwoStep verification continue to Android instructions

How to Set up OWLcard Mobile on Android: 

To set up your OWLcard on your Android, follow the steps below. The process will require that you download Transact eAccounts and set up two step verification, if you haven’t already done so.

Step 1: The NFC option is needed for OWLcard Mobile so you’ll need to enable NFC on your phone. To do so, go to Settings and look for NFC. Depending on your phone, it may be listed under Connected Devices, then Connection Preferences. Once you find it, turn on NFC. (If you can’t find NFC, your phone may not have this option.)

COnnection Preferences

Step 2: Next, open Google Pay to make sure it is enabled. If you don’t see Google Pay, go to the Play Store, search for Google Pay and install it. You don’t have to install a credit card when prompted. Just return to the Home screen.

Step 3: To continue, go to the Play Store, search for Transact eAccounts, download and install it.

Step 4: Open the eAccounts mobile app.

Step 5: Swipe through the four screens and tap Get Started.

Step 6:  Search for Temple University and then tap Temple Accessnet login.

Step 7: Tap Continue to sign in.

Step 8: Log in with your Temple AccessNet account and password.

Step 9. Next, you will see the following screen asking you to select your phone (device) and method. Continue to Step 7

Step 10. Continue with the Two Step verification request by selecting the phone and the method (i.e. Push Notification, Phone Call, or Text Message) you wish to use. Then go to your phone and approve the request for verification. Once you verify, you will see your Diamond Dollars account balance and student print quota account balance, if applicable.

Step 11: Once you have successfully authenticated in eAccounts, click Add to Google Pay.

Step 12: Continue on and tap Accept for the Temple University Terms and Conditions

Step 13: Tap Accept for the GooglePay terms of service

You now can see that your OWLcard photo displays on the account screen and your OWLcard mobile ID has been added to your Google Pay.

*If your country does not support Google Pay, on your phone reset the region to the U.S. by following these instructions.

Tips for Using Your OWLcard on your Android:

  • Your phone screen must be awake. Then hold the middle of the phone near the top of the reader.
  • To display your OWLcard, open eAccounts, log in and then tap the small photo in the upper left corner.
  • Questions? Review the OWLcard FAQ website for more information or contact the OWLcard office at