Apple Pay is more secure than using a traditional credit or debit card. Every transaction on your iPhone or iPad requires you to authenticate with Touch ID or your passcode. Your Apple Watch is protected by the passcode that only you know, and your passcode is required every time you put on your Apple Watch. Your card number and identity aren’t shared with the merchant, and your actual card numbers aren’t stored on your device or on Apple servers.
Learn more about Apple Pay security and privacy.
You can start using Apple Pay as soon as you add your first credit or debit card to Passbook.
To add a credit or debit card on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, open Passbook and tap in the upper-right corner.
If you have a credit or debit card from a participating Financial Institution on file with iTunes, you'll be asked to add it. You can also choose to add a different card using the iSight camera or by entering your card information manually. Then your FI will decide whether to approve adding your card to Apple Pay. They might ask you to provide more information to complete the verification process.
To add a credit or debit card on iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, go to Settings > Passbook & Apple Pay, tap Add Credit or Debit Card, and then follow the same steps for iPhone above.
To add a credit or debit card on Apple Watch, open the Apple Watch app on iPhone and tap Passbook & Apple Pay, then tap Add Credit or Debit Card. If you have a credit or debit card from a participating financial institution on file with iTunes, you'll be asked to add it. You can also choose to add a different card using the iSight camera or by entering your card information manually. Then your financial institution will decide whether to approve adding your card to Apple Pay. They might ask you to provide more information to complete the verification process.
You can use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch to pay in stores that accept contactless payments. Look for one of these symbols at checkout:
Some stores might have this symbol on their card readers and point of sale terminals, but they might not be currently set up to accept contactless payments, including Apple Pay. At the current time, this includes 7-Eleven, Home Depot, Jack in the Box, Rite Aid, and CVS. If you can’t use Apple Pay at a store that is displaying the contactless payment symbol, please let us know using our Apple Pay feedback form.
On iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3, you can use Apple Pay to pay within apps when you see the Buy with Apple Pay or Apple Pay button as a payment method. Look for these buttons in apps:
If you see this choice, we recommend that you choose Credit to get the most consistent Apple Pay experience. Choosing Debit might not always work successfully with some older merchant payment terminals and backend systems.
As you do today with a plastic credit or debit card, you might need to sign a receipt, depending on the store and the transaction amount.
Learn more about Apple Pay security and privacy.
With Apple Pay, you authorize each purchase with Touch ID or your passcode. And every time you put on your Apple Watch, you need to enter your passcode to access it. These features help prevent other people from using Apple Pay on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
You can go to icloud.com/find or use the Find My iPhone app to suspend or permanently remove the ability to pay from that device with Apple Pay. Your cards will be suspended or removed from Apple Pay even if your device is offline and not connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network. You can also call your financial institution to suspend or remove your cards from Apple Pay. Learn more about what to do if your iPhone is lost or stolen.
You can remove the ability to pay with your credit or debit cards from Apple Pay on iCloud.com. Just sign in, click Settings, choose your device, and click Remove All. You can also call your financial institution to suspend or remove your cards from Apple Pay.
Yes. When you pay using Apple Pay, you'll continue to get the rewards, benefits, and security that your credit or debit card provides.
When you view your card in Passbook, you’ll see the last transaction for each credit card or debit card.
You can also see the last 10 transactions for your credit cards. Just tap the card and tap . Depending on your financial institution, you might see only transactions made from your device. Or you might see all transactions made from your credit card account, including all Apple Pay devices and your actual credit card.
Some financial institutions provide only initial authorization amounts to Passbook, which might be different from the final transaction amount. Depending on your institution, you might see different transaction amounts from locations such as restaurants, gas service stations, hotels, and car rental companies. Always refer to the credit or debit card statement from your financial institutions for final transaction details.
The cashier can use the Device Account Number to find the purchase and process the return, just like they would with a traditional credit or debit card payment. To see the last four or five digits of the Device Account Number for your iPhone or iPad, go to
Passbook, tap the card, and tap . For your Apple Watch, open the Apple Watch app on iPhone, tap My Watch > Passbook & Apple Pay. Tap your card to select it and see the Device Account Number. Apple Pay activity is also included on your credit and debit card statements.
When you suspend or remove your cards in Passbook, your device-specific Device Account Number is suspended or removed. You can continue to use your plastic credit or debit card.