Set Up Apple Pay

You can make secure purchases and money transfers using the Apple devices you use every day. That too, much easier and safer than your physical cards. Get started by adding your credit, debit, or prepaid card to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

To set up Apple Pay in the supported regions, you will need the following:

  • Your eligible device
  • A supported card from a participating card issuer
  • The latest version of iOS, watchOS, or macOS
  • An Apple ID

To start using Apple pay on your phone, first, you need to add your card to your eligible device. To use Apple Pay from multiple devices, you will have to add your card to each of your devices. You can add multiple cards to each device with up to 12 cards on Apple Watch Series 3, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus and up to 8 cards on earlier models.

After you have set up Apple Pay on your iPhone or your Apple Watch, you can use your card on some Mac models, on the web in Safari.

Add a card on your iPhone

Follow the steps to add a card to your iPhone

  1. Go to Wallet app on your iPhone and tap ‘+’.
  2. Follow the steps to add a card. If you have a supported debit, credit, or prepaid card that you use with iTunes, enter the card’s security code and tap next. Otherwise, use your iPhone’s camera to scan your supported card and fill in any additional information that is required.
  3. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will decide if you can use your card with Apple pay after verifying your information.
  4. You will be asked to provide more information if it is needed by your bank or card issuer, to verify your card. Which depending on the verification method will be given to you via an email, text, or call. When you have the information, go back to Wallet and tap your card.
  5. After your card has been verified by your bank or card issuer, tap next. You can now start using Apple Pay.

Add a Card on your iPad

Follow the steps to add a card to your iPad

  1. Go to settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Credit or Debit Card. If you have a supported debit, credit, or prepaid card that you use with iTunes, enter the card’s security code and tap next.
  3. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will decide if you can use your card with Apple pay after verifying your information.
  4. You will be asked to provide more information if it is needed by your bank or card issuer, to verify your card. Which depending on the verification method will be given to you via an email, text, or call. When you have the information, go back to Setting -> Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your card has been verified by your bank or card issuer, tap next. You can now start using Apple Pay.

Add a Card on your Apple Watch

Follow steps to add a card to your Apple Watch.

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to the My Watch tab.
  2. Tap Add Credit or Debit Card. Follow the steps to add a card. If you have a supported debit, credit, or prepaid card that you use with iTunes, enter the card’s security code and tap next.
  3. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will decide if you can use your card with Apple pay after verifying your information.
  4. You will be asked to provide more information if it is needed by your bank or card issuer, to verify your card. Which depending on the verification method will be given to you via an email, text, or call. When you have the information, go back to Setting -> Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your card has been verified by your bank or card issuer, tap next. You can now start using Apple Pay.

Add a Card on your Mac

Follow the steps to add a card to your MacBook Pro with touch ID.

  1.  Go to System Preferences -> Wallet & Apple Pay
  2. Tap add card
  3. Follow the steps to add a card. If you have a supported debit, credit, or prepaid card that you use with iTunes, enter the card’s security code and tap next.
  4. You will be asked to provide more information if it is needed by your bank or card issuer, to verify your card. Which depending on the verification method will be given to you via an email, text, or call. When you have the information, go back to System Preference -> Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your card has been verified by your bank or card issuer, tap next. You can now start using Apple Pay.

For your Mac models without touch ID, you need to have an eligible iPhone or Apple Watch to use Apple Pay. To do that, on your iPhone or Apple Watch, go to settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay and turn on Allow Payments on Mac.

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