How To Set up Apple Pay on Your Phone

A friend asked me this question:

“A few months ago i saw someone made grocery payment using his phone. He had an iPhone and i’m curious to find out what am i missing?”.

In case you hadn’t noticed recently, paying for stuff with your phone is becoming a pretty big deal. If you have an Android phone or Apple iPhone and a bank account, then you already have everything you need to pay with a tap. Apple introduced apple pay back in October 2014 and it is a great payment tool that do not require to have your credit/ debit card handy. And this is how it works.

Apple Pay can be set up in your iPhone or iPad’s settings. Open the settings and then tap “Passbook & Apple Pay.” You’ll need to add a credit or debit card.

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Before you can do anything, you have to enter your Apple ID password. Touch Id won’t work here-sorry. Next, you have two choices, if you have a card on file with iTunes, you can use that one or you can set up Apple Pay to work with a different card.

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If you decide to use the card on file, you’ll need to enter the security code from the back of the physical card.

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Once you enter your security code, agree to the terms and conditions. It’s probably a good idea to read this document. Upon agreement, you’ll be asked if you consent to Passbook using your location when you use the Apple Pay app.

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Once you’ve added a card, it will be show up under the “Cards” section, you can tap any one to view or update details. You can add more cards. You can change the default card to another by tapping the “Default Card” option.

Below this, you can add and edit other pertinent information: billing and shipping addresses, email address, and phone number.

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To use Apple Pay, tap your iOS device on the payment terminal while holding your finger on the Touch ID sensor. Apple Pay uses your fingerprint to authenticate transactions. You don’t have to unlock your phone first, which is a big advantage over Google Wallet. Happy shopping!


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