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Apple Pay

Frequently Asked Questions

To use Apple Pay for purchases in-store, you must first add your eligible debit or credit card(s) on your iPhone® 6 or Apple Watch™ 5 or 6 using the Passbook application running on iOS 8.1 or later. Once your card has been added, you can hold your device near the contactless reader. Then, place your finger on “Touch IDTM” and hold the iPhone near the reader until you see “Done” and a checkmark on your screen which indicates that your payment is complete. If “Touch ID” doesn’t work, or you do not have it enabled, you will need to enter your device passcode.

To use Apple Pay for purchases within participating merchant apps (or in-app), you must first add your eligible card on your iPhone 6, Apple Watch 5 or 6, iPad® Air 2 or iPad miniTM 3 in “Settings” on your device. Once your card has been added, look for the “Apple Pay” button at checkout. Simply tap the “Apple Pay” button and review your payment information and contact details to complete your purchase. You will see “Done” and a checkmark on the screen when your payment is complete.

To add an eligible card(s) on iPhone 6, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, go into “Settings,” open “Passbook & Apple Pay” and select “Add Credit or Debit Card.” On iPhone, you can also open the Passbook app to add a card. When adding your card, you can choose to add the card you already have on file with iTunes® or add new cards by manually entering your card information or taking a picture of your card.

You can use Apple Pay to make payments in stores with your iPhone 6 wherever contactless payments are accepted. Just look for the contactless and/or Apple Pay symbol at checkout. You can also use Apple Pay in participating merchant apps with iPhone 6, Apple Watch 5 or 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Look for the “Buy with Apple Pay” or “Apple Pay” button at checkout within the apps. Visit Apple (www.apple.com/apple-pay) for a recent list of merchants where payments are accepted.

Your payment card information, such as the 16-digit account number found on the front of your card, will be replaced with a digital account number that can be securely stored on Apple devices and used to make purchases. Your credit and debit card numbers are NOT stored on the device, or on Apple servers. This helps to reduce the potential for fraud.

The process is invisible to consumers and happens behind the scenes. It also helps to simplify checkout by eliminating the need to enter and re-enter your account number when buying items in mobile applications “in-app” or at the point-of-sale.

By using a digital account number, you no longer need to share your personal account information when you shop, which reduces the threat of your sensitive data being stored or compromised, because only the digital account number is passed on and your payment details are never actually shared with a merchant. In addition, if your device is ever lost or stolen, you will not need to cancel your underlying card, only the digital account number, which can be quickly reissued.

For more information about Apple Pay, contact us at 877-698-2378.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc.