The much-anticipated mobile check deposit features has arrived for Bank of America customers who own Android smartphones. The launch comes nearly two weeks after the bank’s expected release date of Aug. 6.The delay was a reason for frustration for customers who’ve been eagerly awaiting the convenient feature, which comes with no charge. A Bank of America spokesperson previously told MyBankTracker that the process of pushing updates through their corresponding app stores could impact the launch timeline.
After updating the Bank of America mobile banking app on their Android phones through the Google Play store, customers can deposit paper checks by taking photos of the checks. Customers are subject to deposit limits due to the risk of check fraud.
Early reactions to the update are positive.
“I just hate to rate a bank app five stars, but now with check deposit on my [Samsung] Galaxy S3, I have to,” said reviewer “hotdog12” in the Google Play store. “I’ve been waiting for check deposits since the iPhone was able to do it. So glad I can finally do it!” said “Josh.”
Currently, Bank of America’s mobile deposit is available for Apple iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones. The feature is also slated to arrive on Windows Phones (originally expected to arrive Aug.2) and Android tablets (target launch date is Sept. 18).
Update: According Mike McCabe, a MyBankTracker reader, the smartphone version (and mobile deposit) of the Android app also works on Android tablets.