When “Apple Pay” was launched in 2014, it didn’t make a grand take off. However, slowly but steadily it has emerged as the most popular mobile payment service in the world. Currently available in the U.S., UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Japan, and New Zealand, Apple Pay is considered to be the most secured payment.
Setting up Apple Pay is very easy. Most significantly, you can now use it even on your Mac. And, if you have the new MacBook Pro with Touch ID, then making payment is very simple. Follow this guide to set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. (Head over to this post to use Apple Pay on your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac.)
Things to Make Sure before Setting Up Apple Pay
- Make sure you have a supported card from participating banks or credit unions.
- Make sure your devices are running the latest version of iOS, watchOS, or macOS.
- Apple allows you to add up to eight cards on any device.
Apple Pay supports these devices:
In stores, within apps, and on the web in Safari.
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
Within apps and on the web in Safari
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
In stores and within apps, paired with iPhone 5 and later.
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 1
- Apple Watch (1st generation)
- On the web in Safari
- MacBook Pro with Touch ID
A Mac model which was launched in 2012 or later with an Apple Pay-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch.
How to Set Up Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac
How to Add Apple Pay Card on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app → Wallet & Apple Pay.
Step #2. Tap on Add Credit or Debit Card.
Now, go ahead with the steps to add a new card. If you are prompted to add the card that you already use with iTunes, just enter its security code.
Tap Next. Now, your bank or card issuer will verify your information.
(In case they need more information, they will ask you add it. When you have the information, go back to Settings → Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.)
Step #3. Once your bank has verified your card, tap Next.
Next, you can now start using Apple Pay.
How to Add Apple Pay Card on Apple Watch
Step #1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone → My Watch tab.
Step #2. Tap on Wallet & Apple Pay. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to add a card.
In case your card is already on your iPhone, tap Add next to the card. To add a new card, you need to tap on Add Credit or Debit Card.
If you are prompted to add the card that you use with iTunes, you need to enter its security code.
Step #3. Tap Next. Your bank will verify your information.
(In case your bank needs more information, you will be asked to add it. You can add the information whenever you want and go ahead with the further process of setting up Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.)
Once your bank has verified your card, tap Next.
Finally, you can use Apple Pay on your smartwatch.
How to Add Apple Pay Card on Mac
Step #1. First up, you need to go to System Preferences → Wallet & Apple Pay.
Step #2. Click on Add Card.
Now, go ahead with the process to add a new card.
In case you are prompted to add the card that you use with iTunes, you just need to enter its security code.
Click Next. Now your bank will verify your information.
Once the bank has verified your card, tap Next.
That’s it! You have successfully set up Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac.
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