How To Activate &  Use Apple Pay On iPhones & iPad

How To Activate & Use Apple Pay On iPhones & iPad

June 12, 2019 0 By Mr Kings

Apple Pay is Apple’s way of making it easier for its users make purchases with their iPhones at ease. With Apple Pay, depending on your location, leaving home without a wallet is possible, and if you’re particularly forgetful, that can be huge. Contactless payment via Apple Pay and other such technologies is ubiquitous in many parts of the world, and the United States is starting to catch up, too. That means that Apple Pay is more helpful than ever.

What Is Apple Pay & How Does It Work?

A quick highlight of what and how Apple Pay really works.
Apple Pay is focused on letting you make payments without needing to move about with your physical wallet. This Apple feature is dependent on a different iPhone application named Wallet.

Wallet, formerly known as Passbook, is an iOS App that stands for your digital wallet. Therefore, you will be able to add all of your credit and debit cards into this remarkable simple-to-use digital wallet. Plus, you can add and manage several coupons, film tickets, reward cards, boarding passes e.t.c. Because Wallet is a “compulsory” if you intend to use Apple Pay, ensure it is set up first.

Setting up Apple Pay is one of the first things you should do when getting a new iPhone, though making payments has changed slightly with some of Apple’s most recent iPhone releases. Fear not though—we have you covered through the whole processes. Let’s get started.

1. Setting Up The Wallet App On iPhone

Activate and use Apple Pay on iPhones

Setting up this app is very easy. The instructions below will reveal everything you have to know:

  1. Launch your Wallet application on your Apple device.
  2. Click Add Credit or Debit Card if you will be adding credit cards to Wallet for the first time. (If you have used the application before, click on the plus sign to include a new credit or debit card.)
  3. Click “Next,” which can be seen in the upper-right corner of your display.

You will need to agree to the T and C and finish the verification. You can select “Complete Verification Later,” but we will advise you to verify your cards immediately since you will not be able to use them otherwise.

2. Setting Up The Wallet App On iPad

If you want to use Apple Pay on your iPad, this is how setting up your Wallet app is possible:

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Choose Wallet and Apple Pay.
  3. Click “Add Card.”
  4. Type in your credit card details and other requested info in the right fields.
  5. Click Next.
  6. When you are done with that, your bank or credit card issuer(s) will initiate the verification of the info that you have typed in.
  7. Once the the verification process is completed, Apple Pay can now be used.

3. Setting Up The Wallet Application On Apple Watch

To add a credit card to the Wallet application on your Apple Watch, do this:

  1. Launch the Wallet application on your iPhone.
  2.  Head to the My Watch tab.
  3. Select the watch you intend to set Apple Pay on.
  4. Click on Wallet and Apple Pay.
  5. Click “Add Card.”
  6. Adhere to the instructions and type in the appropriate information.
  7. Click Next.

Just like before, you will need to hold on for your credit card issuers to verify the info you typed in. If the verification goes on smoothly, Apple Pay can now be used.

4. Setting Up The Wallet App On Mac

If you wish to add a card to the Wallet application and make use of the Apple Pay feature on Mac, here is how you can do that:

  1. Head to System Preferences.
  2. Choose Wallet and Apple Pay.
  3. Click Add Card.
  4. Type in the needed information.
  5. Click Next.
  6. You will need to hold on for the bank or credit card issuer to confirm the info you entered.

How To Use Apple PayActivate and use Apple Pay on iPhones

To use Apple Pay online, simply follow the merchant’s steps to the point where you’re prompted to authenticate for Apple Pay. The steps at this point are the same as making a purchase in-store.

To make a purchase in-store using a locked iPhone X, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS, double-click the side button and then look at your iPhone. The Wallet app will open and display your default card. By looking at your iPhone, Face ID will successfully authenticate the purchase. However, if you’re using an iPhone with Touch ID, double-press the Home button while the device is locked and then rest your finger on the button to authenticate Apple Pay.

That’s it – a complete guide on how to activate Apple pay on your iPhone. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.