How to use apple wallet (pay)

How to use Apple Pay is a question that worries iPhone owners. Bank cards are used for contactless purchases, but not all users can configure the application on their own.

How to use Wallet Apple Pay

Wallet – is an application used to store information about bank and club cards. The program divides the latter into several categories, while various additional data can be recorded in it: ID numbers, bonus cards, boarding and cinema tickets.

To open an application, you must click on its icon on the screen – . And you can also ask Siri to do it or use the quick search. Wallet allows you to use different cards for their intended purpose. For example, a user can check in for a flight, show a bonus card in a store to receive or spend accumulated points, provide a discount coupon, and so on. Wallet also shows the owner information about the cards: balance, duration, accumulation system. Many organizations use cards to enter the territory and can also be added to Wallet.

To use the app, you need to add cards to it. This can be done in the following ways:

  1. Use programs designed to work with Wallet. This can be done in the application menu: scroll down the screen, find the item for editing cards and start the search for software.
  2. Scan the card code. To do this, you need to go to the card editing, start scanning and point the camera at the QR or barcode.
  3. Follow the notification received from the program when paying for Apple Pay purchases. This only works if the store is also connected to the service.
  4. By mail or messages.
  5. In a browser or using Air Drop.
  6. On Mac series computers.
  7. Through iTunes pass.
  8. Organization student and employee credentials are added to eAccounts.

If any of these options don’t work, check with your card manufacturer or ticket seller to see if you can add information to Wallet on your iPhone. Some cards can only be added through Wallet. To do this, press the button for attaching information to the application, enter the data in the pop-up window and add the required data. Sometimes when trying to attach a card, a pop-up window appears. In this case, just follow the instructions on the screen.

Recommendations for different iPhone models

Wallet interface is identical for different Apple device models. The app is available on the following devices:

  • iPad 5, 6, Pro, Pro 3, Air 2, Mini 3, Mini 4;
  • iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, SE and their variants;
  • Apple Watch.

And also the Wallet app is designed for Mac. On all devices presented, you can install Apple Pay and use it to make contactless purchases. In most cases, 10 bank card slots are available, but in some countries there is a limit. For example, in Ukraine, the user can add 8 cards.

In the application, you can add not only credit and debit cards, but also bonus, club, gift, various coupons and tickets. Some organizations that use NFC to identify employees allow employees to add a badge to their mobile device.

Without Touch ID

Some users are wondering if it is possible to pay for purchases with Apple Pay without using Touch ID. At the moment, there is no alternative method of confirming payment, so you cannot do without an identification number.

There is a much simpler and more convenient payment option for purchases, but it is only suitable for Apple Watch owners. To pay for purchases, it is enough to press the rectangular key on the watch twice and bring it to the terminal.

You must first set up your watch using Wallet, linking it to your iPhone. In addition, it is imperative to set up a four-character code to confirm purchases.

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