Set up Apple Pay

To set up Apple Pay, add a debit, credit or prepaid card to the Wallet app on your iPhone, Apple Watch or other compatible device.

To use Apple Pay, you need:

Find out whether your country/region supports Apple Pay. To check whether your card is compatible with Apple Pay, contact your card issuer.

How to add a debit or credit card on your iPhone

  1. In the Wallet app, tap the Add button the add button.
    • Tap Debit or Credit Card to add a new card.
    • Tap Previous Cards to add a card that you used previously.
      Add a payment card to the Wallet app on iPhone
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Follow the steps on the screen to add a new card.
  4. Verify your information with your bank or card issuer. They may ask you to provide more information or to download an app before approving your card for use with Apple Pay.
  5. If you have a paired Apple Watch, you have the option to also add the card to your watch.

To remove a card from the Previous Cards screen, tap Edit > Remove button  > Delete. Then, tap Delete Card to confirm and remove the card from all your devices.

How to add a debit or credit card to your Apple Watch

  1. On your paired iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. In the My Watch tab, tap Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Tap Add Card.
    • Tap Debit or Credit Card to add a new card.
    • Tap Previous Card to add a card that you used previously.
      Add a payment card to the Wallet app in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
  4. Tap Continue.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen to add your card.
  6. If necessary, verify your information with the bank or card issuer. They may ask you to provide more information or to download an app before approving your card for use with Apple Pay.

How to add a debit or credit card for Apple Pay on your Mac or iPad

  1. Open Wallet settings on your device.
    • On your Mac model with Touch ID, go to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay.
    • On your iPad, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Card.3,4
  3. Follow the steps on the screen to add a card.
  4. Verify your information with your bank or card issuer. They may ask you to provide information.

On Mac models without built-in Touch ID, you can complete your purchase using Apple Pay on your compatible iPhone or Apple Watch: On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and turn on Allow Payments on Mac.


If you can’t add a debit or credit card to Apple Wallet

 

1. Make sure you sign in to iCloud on all of your devices. On your iOS device, you need to set up Face ID, Touch ID or a passcode. On your Apple Watch, you need to set up a passcode. If you sign out of iCloud or remove your passcode, all credit, debit, prepaid public transport and student ID cards will be removed from that device.

2. If you're under the age of 13, Apple Pay isn't available and you can't add a card in the Wallet app. Age varies by country or region.

3. In China mainland, you can only use Apple Pay on the web in Safari on compatible iPhone and iPad models using iOS 11.2 or later. In the Netherlands, you can use Apple Pay on the web only on a compatible iPhone or iPad.

4. In Italy, you can't add Maestro cards to iPad or Mac. In Australia, you can't add eftpos cards to your iPad or Mac. In the Netherlands, you can add Maestro cards to all compatible devices except Mac.

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