Contactless payments have been one of the biggest advancements in mobile banking for years. It makes paying for small items easier than ever before, and now the technology has helped to launch Apple Pay. To make using Apple Pay a little less convoluted, Apple has looked to implement a card-storage app called Wallet. Through this app, users are able to add the details of their credit and debit cards, and in iOS 9, there’s also support for a wide variety of reward cards and coupons. All it then takes is a simple scan of your iPhone to make a payment, without the need to reach for your actual debit card. We’ll show you how to set up and use the Wallet app from scratch in this tutorial.
- Add a new card Open the Wallet app and select the + icon to begin adding a new card in Wallet. You’ll then need to confirm or set up either a Passcode or Touch ID to continue.
- Scan your card Use the viewfinder to scan the details of the card you’re looking to add. If the scan doesn’t work, you can add the details manually using the option at the bottom.
- Confirm details Confirm the details of your card over the next couple of screens. Once finalised, you’ll need to verify the details of your card by calling your card issuer.
- Adding a pass Now press the + icon next to the Passes menu to begin adding a new loyalty card, coupon or cinema ticket. Press the Scan Code option to add the details.
- Time to scan Now that you’ve set up the Wallet app, go ahead and make a payment. Simply open up either a stored card or coupon and scan it over a compatible payment terminal.
- Make changes in Wallet By pressing the ‘i’ icon next to one of your listings, you’ll have access to extra details about them. You can edit these details, or remove the listing through this menu.