Everything You Need To Know About Apple Pay In 1 Simple List

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Have you been hearing a lot about Apple Pay but aren’t quite sure what it is or how it works? Are you curious where Apple Pay is accepted or how to add your credit or debit card information to Apple Pay? No, you don’t need to call a friend or your kids; DailyTekk’s got everything you need to know about Apple Pay (in the order you need to know it) right here.

  1. Apple Pay is a contactless payment technology aiming to replace your wallet.
  2. Apple Pay allows you to make in-store and in-app purchases.
  3. Right now, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch can be used to make in-store purchases.
  4. Apple Pay works with most of the major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
  5. To add a card to Apply Pay using an iPhone or iPad: Settings >Passbook & Apple Pay > Add Credit or Debit Card.
  6. Apple Pay works with many major banks including Bank of America, Chase, Citi, US Bank and Wells Fargo.
  7. To use Apple Pay on the iPhone, hold your iPhone near the contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID.
  8. To use Apple Pay on the Apple Watch, double‑click the side button while holding the Apple Watch near the contactless reader.
  9. You can select your default card within Settings.
  10. Apple Pay is more secure than alternative methods thanks to unique Device Account Numbers which are encrypted and securely stored.
  11. If you lose your device, you can use Find My iPhone to enter Lost Mode (which will suspend Apple Pay).
  12. Apple doesn’t save your payment transactions.
  13. Since you don’t have to show your credit or debit card, you never reveal your name, card number, or security code to the cashier when you pay in a store.
  14. Hundreds of thousands of stores already accept Apple Pay including Whole Foods, Panera, McDonalds, Subway, Walgreens, Staples and Macy’s.
  15. In fact, Whole Foods saw mobile payments increase 400% since Apple Pay launched.
  16. Businesses wanting to accept Apple Pay can get started by visiting the Merchant FAQ.
  17. More than 1 million credit cards were registered on Apple Pay within just 3 days of launching.

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