Apple Pay, in order to use, you don’t even have to take your wallet out of your pocket or bag, because the system turns your iPhone into a digital wallet.
While the Apple payment system is easy to use once you get the hang of it, there is a learning curve that can be steep enough to cause some people to give up on it after their first mistake. As it stands, Apple Pay is one of the best ways to pay: simple, secure, and easy to use. The following information is all you require.
Setup is simple and clear
The ability to add cards to Apple Pay is available as part of the initial setup of a new iPhone. Just hold your credit or debit card in front of your iPhone camera and it will magically read the number, name and expiration date of your card and display them on the screen. You simply enter the card verification number, and you’ll be asked to verify your identity by entering a code sent via text message, for example.
With iOS 11, the super-smooth method of holding one iPhone in front of the other and letting it transfer data on its own has been around since the release of iOS 11. To activate the cards, you simply need to look at the information that is already there.
How to use Apple Pay with an iPhone that has Touch ID
It is very easy to use Apple Pay if you have an iPhone with Touch ID, which became available starting with the iPhone 6. All you need to do is rest your finger on the Touch ID button and hold the iPhone close to the card reader screen. The end, as they say.
Keep in mind that you are pressing too hard if Siri appears accidentally while you are using it. After all, the technology is referred to as Touch ID and not Press ID.
How to use Apple Pay with iPhones that have Face ID
The iPhone does not need to be awakened in order to use Apple Pay. It is sufficient to press and hold the side button twice from any screen, including the app screen, the home screen, and the lock screen.
The end result is going to be that Apple Pay will open and your default card will be displayed. When you look at the screen, it will recognize you and show a happy face in a circle, which will then change into an iPhone in a circle, and the words “Hold near reader” will appear below it.
Around a second will pass before the transaction is finished being processed. How cool is that?
You can change the card that is used as the default by going to Settings, then Wallet & Apple Pay, and selecting Default Card from the list of transaction defaults.
Express Transactions with Apple Pay
This recent addition to Apple Pay is very helpful and should not be overlooked. You have the option of purchasing an Express Transit card at a number of different locations, including the London Underground, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and a multitude of other locations. In the Settings menu, select Wallet & Apple Pay, and after that, select Transit Cards (or Travel Cards). You just need to decide which card you’d like to use, and then you can proceed.
Simply take your iPhone out of your pocket, bring it up to the card reader, and touch it. If you have a card already saved as your Express Transit preference, this step is unnecessary.
There is no need to pre-arm either screen, nor is there even a requirement to wake them up. Automatic operation will take place so long as it is not completely disabled or switched off.
The Apple Watch now supports Apple Pay
This operates exactly the same way as the iPhone does; simply double-press the side button and hold the Watch next to the card reader with the screen facing down. It is important to keep in mind that you do not need to look at the Watch in order to authenticate yourself; rather than using Face ID, which is not present on the Watch, the authorization is based solely on the fact that you are wearing it. Once you’ve decided which card to use for Apple Pay Express Transit, you won’t need to press the side button anymore because everything will take care of itself automatically. This is how it works for all Apple Pay services.
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