Login with a Card Reader for Android

When you log in on any computer or device, you can choose to use an Android mobile device as a card reader. The card reader will read the chip embedded in your BC Services Card to identify you when you log in.

What You Need 

How to Login

The steps to log in depend if you're accessing the website on your Android mobile device or with a different device, such as a laptop or computer. ​If you're on a different device, you can pair your devices to use your Android mobile device as a card reader.


Login on Android Mobile Device

same device

On your Android mobile device:

  1. Go to the website you want to access that accepts BC Services Card as a way to log in
  2. Choose to log in with your BC Services Card​
  3. Choose to use "Card reader on this device"
  4. The BC Services Card Reader app should automatically open
  5. Hold your card flat against the back of your device for a few seconds when prompted by the mobile app
  6. Return to the website
  7. Enter your passcode and continue login

Login on Different Device

Using a PC or other device with a mobile device as the card reader

On your computer or laptop:

  1. Go to the website you want to access that accepts BC Services Card as a way to log in
  2. Choose to log in with your BC Services Card​
  3. Choose to use "Card reader for Android"
  4. Get a paring code

On your Android mobile device:

  1. Open the BC Services Card Reader app 
  2. Choose pair your device
  3. Enter the pairing code from step 4
  4. The app will instruct you when to tap your card
  5. Hold your card flat against the back of your device for a few seconds when prompted by the mobile app

Return to the website on your computer or laptop:

  1. Enter your passcode and continue login 

Having Trouble?

If you're having trouble, make sure:

  • You're connected to the internet
  • You're using a mobile Android device with version 5.0 or above
  • Your device has Near Field Communication (NFC) feature
  • Your device has NFC enabled
  • Your device has the BC Services Card Reader app installed
  • When the mobile app prompts you, hold your card in the right spot – for most devices, the right spot is in the centre on the back of the device