How to Activate Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Apple Pay is one of the best ways to make payments online and it’s a safe & secure payment method. You can also use Apple cash with Apple Pay which works like a debit card and lets you send & receive money. Apple Pay is accepted on numerous websites and apps. This feature is built-in in iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. If you want to access Apple Pay, the only thing you need to do is activate Apple Pay on your devices.

Compatible Devices

  • iPhone
  • Apple Watch
  • iPad
  • Mac

How to Activate Apple Pay on iPhone

1. Open your iPhone and navigate to the Settings app, then select Wallet & Apple Pay.

2. Click the Add card (+) button.

Activate Apple Pay on iPhone

3. Then, scan the Debit or credit card and verify the information.

4. Type the expiry date and security code in the given field.

5. Next, read the general terms and conditions and click the Agree button.

6. Make sure that you are the legitimate holder of this card.

7. Finally, you can use Apple Pay to make payments on your Apple device.

Apple Pay is supported by iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, 11, 12, and 13 models. After the activation, you can use Siri voice commands, like “Send 75 dollars to Maverick,” to use Apple Pay.

How to Activate Apple Pay on Apple Watch

1. First, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

2. Click the My Watch tab and select Wallet & Apple Pay.

3. Then, tap the Add Card button.

4. Select Debit or Credit card to add a new card otherwise, select the previous card option.

5. Next, unlock the Apple Watch and click the Continue button.

Activate Apple Pay on Apple Watch

6. Follow the on-screen methods to activate Apple Pay.

How to Activate Apple Pay on iPad

1. Turn on your iPad and navigate to Settings.

Activate Apple Pay on iPad

2. Select Wallet &Apple Pay from the settings menu.

3. Next, tap the Add Card icon. You can add only credit cards.

4. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the activation.

5. If you have activated Apple Pay successfully, you can make payments from your iPad.

How to Activate Apple Pay on Mac

1. Initially, turn on your MacBook Pro.


2. Navigate to System preferences on your MacBook.

3. Then, select Wallet & Apple Pay.

4. Now, click the Add Card icon and follow the steps to add the card. (only credit cards)

5. Once the activation process is over, use the Apple Pay on your MacBook.

6. If both your iPhone and Mac are in the same Apple ID, the Apple Pay will be activated on your Mac when you activate it on your iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to receive money from Apple Pay?

Open the Wallet app on your device and select your card. Next, tap the payment transaction you want to accept and click the Accept button. The money will be added to your Apple cash. If you wish, you can add that money to your bank account.

2. How long does it take to activate Apple Pay?

Usually, it would take 20-30 seconds for the activation process.

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