Apple’s mobile payments platform is called Apple Pay. Apple has used the Apple sign “” followed by “Pay” as the service’s name, similar to how it did with the Apple Watch, albeit it also goes by the name “Apple Pay.”
Apple Pay has been around since October 20, 2014, and it works with the iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8, SE, X, XS, XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13
The US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Macau, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, Brazil, Ukraine, Norway, Poland, Belgium, Germany, and many more countries have access to Apple Pay
This platform enables users to use the NFC chip in their iPhones to pay for goods and services in physical businesses.
With the Apple Watch, Apple Pay also extends to the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s. To use Apple, Pay with one of these devices, a paired Apple Watch is required to make the payment.
This is made possible through the NFC chip included in the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch can also make payments when paired with newer iPhones, so you don’t need to pull your phone out to use the payments service.
Apple Pay is accessible online on devices running iOS 10 or macOS Sierra or later, and users can make one-tap transactions within apps that have incorporated the Apple Pay API.
The iPhone 6 and later, iPad Air 2 and after, iPad mini 3 and later, iPad Pro models, and Macs with Touch ID are among the devices that support Apple Pay in iOS apps or online.
All of these devices have Touch ID or Face ID and an NFC controller, which is where Apple Pay’s “Secure Element” is located to protect user information.
Which banks and cards support Apple Pay?
The majority of popular credit and debit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, are supported by Apple Pay. Naturally, Apple’s Apple Card is also supported.
Although you must use a participating bank, the majority of big banks now accept Apple Pay. By clicking the pertinent links below, you may obtain comprehensive lists of all the banks supported in each nation:
- Participating banks in Canada, Latin America and the United States
- Participating banks in Europe and the Middle East
- Participating banks in Asia-Pacific
Does Apple Pay work with US federal-payment cards too?
Yes. Federal payment cards, such as those used to pay for Social Security and veteran benefits, can be used with Apple’s mobile payment system.
This includes the GSA SmartPay government card program and the Direct Express payment network.
Transactions with the federal government are also supported by Apple Pay, so you may use it to pay for admission tickets and other goods at national parks, among other places.
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The maximum Apple Cash balance you’re allowed to have after verifying your identity is $20,000.
If you’re part of Apple Cash Family, the maximum Apple Cash balance you’re allowed to have is $4,000.
Where can you use Apple Pay?
Anywhere that allows contactless payments is suitable for Apple Pay. They will take Apple Pay if you see the contactless payments symbol or the Apple Pay symbol close to readers at the register.
Worldwide, tens of thousands of shops and eateries support it. In the US, more than 75% of shops and eateries accept Apple Pay, whereas in the UK, more than 85% do. In 99 percent of its shops and eateries, Australia is supported.
Bloomingdales, Disney, Duane Reade, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Nike, Petco, Staples, Subway, Unleashed, Walgreens, Whole Foods, etc. are just a handful of the US establishments and eateries that accept Apple Pay. A complete list of shops is available here.
You can use Apple pay in all of the shops and eateries where contactless payments are currently accepted because the UK has a well-established contactless payment infrastructure.
Several apps, the Safari web browser, public transportation, and select nonprofit institutions, including Cancer Research UK, RSPCA, WaterAid, and WWF, among others, accept Apple Pay.
Is there a limit for Apple Pay?
No. Apple Pay does not have a £100 spending cap like contactless card payments do.
It implies that you can pay for your weekly groceries or fuel up your car with just your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Which Apps support Apple Pay?
Travel, shopping, entertainment, and service applications are just a few of the many apps that accept Apple Pay.
Adidas, Bloom & Wild, Starbucks, Deliveroo, Apple Store, Topshop, Zara, ASOS, Uber, British Airways, Booking.com, Emirates, StubHub, DesignMyNight, and Made.com are just a handful of the applications that accept Apple Pay.
How to set Apple Pay up on an iPhone or iPad
In order to set up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad, you must utilize the Apple Wallet app. Your debit and credit cards will then be stored in the Apple Wallet; from which you may get the information whenever you use Apple Pay to make purchases.
Open Wallet on your iPhone. Navigate to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay on your iPad. Click “Continue” after selecting Add Credit or Debit Card or the “+” in the top right corner.
You can take a picture of your credit, debit, or shop card using the camera on your device. Then enter any extra information that is required.
Your details will be checked by your bank. If you need to give further verification, you might need to call your bank or get a text message with a special code that you must enter. The method varies according on the bank.
Tap Next after your card has been validated, and you may then start using Apple Pay.
How to set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch
You must first launch the Watch app on your iPhone in order to configure Apple Pay on the Apple Watch. Make sure the My Watch tab is selected (bottom left). Go to Wallet & Apple Pay > Tap Add Card by scrolling down.
Your bank will validate your details just like the iPhone does. You might have to offer more proof once more. Your Apple Watch will notify you when your card is ready for Apple Pay.
How to use Apple Pay with Watch?
On your Apple Watch, double-click the button adjacent to the Digital Crown to start Apple Pay. The phrase “Hold Near Reader to Pay” will appear on your Apple Watch screen along with your default credit card.
You may then put your watch up to the payment terminal, and a pulse and beep will let you know whether your transaction was successful.
Any other cards you have registered will be displayed on your Apple Watch screen by swiping from right to left.
When you use Apple Pay in shops, online, or in applications, there are no fees levied by Apple.
Since Apple Pay is Apple’s own mobile payment app, Android devices cannot use it. To use Apple Pay, you must have an iPhone 6 (or Plus), iPhone 6S (or Plus), or an Apple Watch. NFC (near field communication) technology is used by both Apple Pay and Google Pay to complete transactions.
Yes, but not directly, money can be transferred from the Apple Pay app to the Cash App. Apple Pay is only compatible with bank-issued debit and credit cards, and you cannot link a bank account to it to make transfers.
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