Set up Apple Pay

Get started by adding your credit, debit, or prepaid cards to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

Here's what you need to use Apple Pay in supported regions:

If you want to use Apple Pay with more than one device, you need to add your card to each device. To get started, choose your device below. After you set up Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch, you can use your cards on the web in Safari3 on some Mac models, while signed in to iCloud. On Apple Watch Series 3, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, you can add up to 12 cards on a device. On earlier models, you can add up to eight cards on a device.

In the United States, you can also send and receive money with friends and family using Apple Pay and use Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.6

     

Add a card on your iPhone

  1. Go to Wallet and tap .
  2. Follow the steps to add a new card. Watch the demo to see how it works. If you're asked to add the card that you use with iTunes, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes.
  3. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they'll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Wallet and tap your card.
  4. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

In certain countries and regions, you can also add rewards cards to Wallet and use them with Apple Pay. Get help adding your card to Apple Pay.

Add a card on your iPad

  1. Go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Credit or Debit Card.4
  3. Follow the steps to add a new card. If you're asked to add the card that you use with iTunes, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they'll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

You can also add rewards cards to Wallet to use with Apple Pay. Get help adding your card to Apple Pay.

   

     

Add a card on your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and go to the My Watch tab. If you have multiple watches, choose one.
  2. Tap Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Follow the steps to add a card.4 To add a new card, tap Add Credit or Debit Card. If you're asked to add the card that you use with iTunes, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they'll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

In certain countries and regions, you can also add rewards cards to Wallet to use with Apple Pay. Get help adding your card to Apple Pay.

Add a card on your Mac

To add a card to Apple Pay, you need a MacBook Pro with Touch ID. On Mac models without built-in Touch ID, you can complete your purchase using Apple Pay on your eligible iPhone or Apple Watch: On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and turn on Allow Payments on Mac.

Here's how to add a card to your MacBook Pro with Touch ID:

  1. On your MacBook Pro with Touch ID, go to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Card.3,4
  3. Follow the steps to add a new card. If you're asked to add the card that you use with iTunes, just enter its security code.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can add your card to Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they'll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

Get help adding your card to Apple Pay. Person to person payments with Apple Pay and Apple Pay Cash aren't available in macOS.

What's next

After you add your cards to each of your devices, you can start using Apple Pay:

  • To pay in stores, you need your iPhone or Apple Watch.5
  • To pay within apps, you need your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
  • To pay on the web in Safari,3 you need one of these:
    • Your MacBook Pro with Touch ID 
    • Your Mac and your iPhone or Apple Watch
    • Your iPhone or iPad
  • To send and receive money with Apple Pay or use Apple Pay Cash, you need your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. These features are available only in the United States.  

Learn more

  1. Make sure that you sign in to iCloud on all your devices. On your iOS device, you need to set up Touch ID or a passcode. If you turn off Touch ID and remove your passcode, all credit, debit, and prepaid cards will be removed from that device. On your Apple Watch, you need to set up a passcode. If you remove your passcode or sign out of iCloud, all credit, debit, and prepaid cards will be removed from your Apple Watch.
  2. Apple Pay isn't available for children under 13.
  3. Using Apple Pay on the web in Safari isn't currently available in China.
  4. In Italy, Maestro cards cannot be added to iPad or Mac. In Japan, you can also add Suica cards to Apple Pay. In Australia, you can't add eftpos cards to your iPad or MacBook Pro with Touch ID.
  5. To use Apple Pay to ride transit and pay in stores in Japan, you need an iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 3. Or you can use an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 that's purchased in Japan. Learn how to tell whether or not your device was purchased in Japan.
  6. Sending and receiving money with Apple Pay and the Apple Pay Cash card are services provided by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more about the Terms and Conditions.

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