How to Set Up Apple Pay, Plus Why You Should In the First Place

How to Set Up Apple Pay, Plus Why You Should In the First Place

Posted by Team Recompute on 17th Dec 2019

Are you an Apple user? If so, you must be familiar with Apple Pay.

Introduced in 2014, it allows you to make contactless payments with your Apple devices such as the iPhone and Apple Watch. In other words, you don't have to physically get out your credit or debit card!

It’s easy to use too. Assuming that you’re at a store, all you have to do is hold your device within a few centimeters of the reader—the payment will automatically be processed.

Want to know how to set up Apple Pay? If so, you’re on the right page. We’ll be going over everything that you need to know below.

Keep reading to learn more about Apple Pay.

Benefits of Using Apple Pay

Apple Pay comes with several benefits. For one thing, it’s super convenient. It allows you to load your debit, credit—even gift cards into your phone.

This allows you to have all the payment options you need all in one place.

Not only that, but it’s easy to use. It only takes a few seconds—there’s no need to enter any sort of information.

The best part of all? It’s free; there are no fees involved. This makes it an attractive option for many retailers.

How to Set Up Apple Pay 

Apple Pay is easy to set up. Here's how to do it on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Adding a Card On Your iPhone 

The first step is to open the Wallet app. From there, tap on the “+” icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.

You’ll be prompted to scan your card. Place it so that it’s in the frame. Depending on your card issuer, you might be required to download an app as part of the process.

Next, you’ll want to verify the card with your bank. In some cases, they might ask you for additional information.

Once your bank verifies your card, you'll be ready to start using Apple Pay.

Adding a Card On Your Apple Watch 

Go to settings and select “Wallet & Apple Pay.” Tap on “Add Card” and follow the steps on the screen.

Once you've done that, you'll want to verify your information with your card issuer or bank. They’re the ones who’ll decide whether or not you can use a card with Apple Pay.

In some cases, they might ask for more details. Add it in by going back to the “Wallet & Apple Pay” screen.

As soon as they verify your card, you'll be able to pay with your Apple Watch. 

Using Apple Pay 

Hopefully, that answers the question of how to set up Apple Pay. As you can see, the process is quite simple. It shouldn't take you that long to do at all.

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