How to use Apple Pay on Apple WatchSource: iMore

One of the easiest ways to use Apple Watch on the fly is from your Apple Watch. To add new debit or credit cards to your watch for this purchase, follow these instructions.

How to set up and add cards to Apple Pay for Apple Watch

To use Apple Pay and make a payment on Apple Watch, your bank needs to support the payment service. You can find the latest information on participating Apple Pay banks through the Apple support website. You can also follow the directions to add new cards to confirm whether your bank supports the protocol.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Choose Wallet & Apple Pay.

    To set up and add cards to Apple Pay for Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the My Watch tab. Choose Wallet & Apple Pay.Source: iMore

  4. Select Add Card under Payment Cards.
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Choose Credit or Debit Card under Payment.

    To set up and add cards to Apple Pay for Apple Watch, select Add Card, then tap Continue. From there, choose Credit or Debit Card.Source: iMore

  7. Tap Enter Card Details Manually or hold your iPhone over your credit card to scan the information.
  8. Add your card's Security Code.
  9. Choose Next.
  10. Tap Add.
  11. Select Confirm to confirm the terms and conditions for your bank.

    To set up and add cards to Apple Pay for Apple Watch, tap Enter Card Details Manually or hold your iPhone over your credit card to scan the information. Add the card's security code, then tap Next, Add, and Confirm.Source: iMore

Your bank card is now available with Apple Pay on Apple Watch. Depending on your bank, you might receive confirmation through text, email, or a letter in the mail. Repeat steps 3 through 11 to add another card.

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Note: Adding a card for Apple Pay for Apple Watch does not add it for use on your iPhone. You'll need to add it to your phone separately.

How to use Apple Pay on Apple Watch

To make a payment with Apple Pay with your Apple Watch with your default card:

  1. To use your default card, double-click the side button and hold the display of your Apple Watch within a few centimeters of the contactless reader.
  2. Wait until you feel a gentle tap to confirm your payment. Push the Digital Crown to go back to your watch face.

To use a different card to make a purchase:

  1. Double-click the side button on your Apple Watch.
  2. Swipe left or right to choose the card you'd like to use. Once this card is on the watch face, hold your watch near the reader to pay.
  3. Wait until you feel a gentle tap to confirm your payment. Push the Digital Crown to go back to your watch face.

    To use Apple Pay on Apple Watch, double-click the side button and hold the display near the contactless reader. Confirm payment on the screen. To select a different card, swipe left or right, then select a new card from your Apple Watch face.Source: iMore

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Questions?

For more information on Apple Watch, be sure to see our ultimate guide about the wearable device. If you have any additional questions, let us know below.

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