Founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple Inc is US based company which designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple Inc is the world’s largest technology company by total assets and the world’s third-largest mobile phone maker.
Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. It allows Apple users to make payments using the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch-compatible devices (iPhone 5 and later models), iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3. With Apple Pay, users can pay for things on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by tapping phones and verifying their thumbprint via Touch ID. It also works with Visa’s PayWave, MasterCard’sPayPass, and American Express’s ExpressPay terminals. You can check its other details at Apple.com/Apple-Pay. In this tutorial, we will see how you can use Apple Pay to make payment for your online purchases at Apple.com/Apple-Pay.
Getting started with Apple Pay
In order to use Apple Pay, you need to have a compatible device and the right version of iOS. For in-store purchases, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are the only iPhones equipped with the requisite NFC radio antennae. You can start using Apple Pay as soon as you add a credit or debit card to Passbook. Here’s what you need:
- iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus (Apple Pay in stores and within apps)
- iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 (Apple Pay within apps)
- iOS 8.1 or later
- United States as your selected region
- Touch ID or passcode on your device
- iCloud account
- Supported card from a participating bank
Setting Up Apple Pay on your Apple Device
To set up Apple Pay on your device, use the steps below:
- On your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, open Passbook and follow the steps below.
- On your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, go to Settings > Passbook & Apple Pay and follow the steps below.
Add a card to your iPhone or iPad:
- On your iPhone, tap next to Apple Pay in the upper-right corner. On your iPad, tap Add Credit or Debit Card.
- If you have a supported credit or debit card on file with iTunes, enter the card’s security code. Otherwise, use the camera to capture the information on your credit and debit card. Then fill in any additional information needed, including the card security code.
- Tap Next. Your bank will verify your information and decide if you can add your card to Apple Pay. If they need more information, they’ll ask you to provide additional verification. You can verify your card any time after you add it to Passbook. Just return to Passbook and follow the steps.
- After your card is verified, tap Next. Then you can start using Apple Pay.
Making Payment using Apple Pay in-stores
To pay with Apple Pay using your default card, hold your iPhone within an inch of the contactless reader with your finger held on Touch ID without pressing it. If you need to choose between Credit or Debit on the terminal, we recommend that you choose Credit to get the most consistent Apple Pay experience. Choosing Debit might not always work with some older merchant payment terminals and backend systems at Apple.com/Apple-Pay.
Making Payment using Apple Pay in apps
- Tap the Buy with Apple Pay button or Apple Pay button.
- Review your payment information and contact details. Enter other billing, shipping, and contact information if necessary. Apple Pay will store that information, so you won’t need to enter it again.
- Place your finger on Touch ID to complete the payment.
- When your payment information is sent successfully, you’ll see Done and a checkmark on the screen.