How to manage Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad

Apple Pay on iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple Pay on iPhone 11 Pro Max (Image credit: iMore)

Buying with Apple Pay is incredibly convenient, but it's even more so when things like your shipping address are properly set up in advance. Once you've made the purchase, being able to see your transactions, both recent and detailed, means never having to wonder about a purchase or waiting for a statement to arrive again.

How to manage your shipping address for Apple Pay

Part of what makes Apple Pay so fast and easy for online purchases is that it knows exactly where to send your purchases. That saves you the time and effort of having to type your shipping address out each and every time you buy something. But it also means you need to keep it accurate and up to date. That way, when you buy all the things, they'll know exactly where to send them.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down, then tap on Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Tap Shipping Address.

Apple Pay shipping address (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap on the address you want be your default. If you want add a new address just tap Enter New Shipping Address.

ApplePay new shipping address (Image credit: iMore)

That's all there is to it. Apple Pay will abide by the settings you've chosen for all future purchases. If you ever need to change shipping address, just repeat the same steps again. This is handy if you have work and home addresses that you choose for shipping equally. It'll save you some time when checking out so you can just select them, rather than entering the information every time.

How to view recent Apple Pay transactions with Wallet

Apple Pay doesn't just make it easy to purchase items in-store and online, it also keeps track of your purchases. You can view recent transactions in Wallet, and, depending on whether or not your credit card and bank support it, a longer transactional history in Settings.

  1. Launch the Wallet app on your iPhone or iPad that you use Apple Pay with.
  2. Tap on the card you'd like to view recent transactions for. Any recent sales should appear directly underneath the card.
  3. Tap the ... button in the uper right corner of any card to view more transactions.

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Be aware that the Wallet only shows transactions from the last 24 hours. If you haven't made a transaction in the previous 24 hours, it shows the last purchase you made.

How to view detailed Apple Pay transactions with Settings

You can view a more detailed transaction history in the Settings app if your credit card and bank support it. (If not, it will be blank.)

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad where Apple Pay resides.
  2. Tap on Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Tap on the card you want to view.
  4. Tap Transactions.

Apple Pay transactions (Image credit: iMore)

If your bank as a stand-alone iOS app as well, you may also be able to tap on the Open button next to the app name to view complete account details, make payments, and more.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about Apple Pay? Let us know in the comments below. Happy spending!

Updated December 2019: Updated for iOS 13.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.

3 Comments
  • So, it’s like this, a few years ago ApplePay was released. But we had to wait a couple of years before it got to Canada. Then a few more before I got a credit card that would work with it. It was last fall before I finally got it running. I made exactly one transaction. Everything went great. But each time I’d try to use it after that something would go sideways and I’d quickly switch back to the chip card. So a couple of weeks ago I got an iPhone 11. I just don’t think I’m going to set it up again. Yes I know it’s more secure. But it isn’t any more convenient than tapping my chip card. Plus I don’t have to hope that it works. Someday I might set it up, and try again, but not for a while.
  • What do you mean by it went sideways? Did the phone not unlock correctly or did Apple Pay just give you a generic error? I use Apple Pay all the time in the UK and find it extremely useful, I'd give it another try, it's usually very stable
  • I’d just get errors or nothing.