Apple Pay South Africa
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Cashless made secure and effortless… and it’s finally available in South Africa! Hello Apple Pay!

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (30 March 2021) – Cashless, secure and effortless… Apple Pay is finally live in South Africa.

Apple Pay is easy and works with the Apple devices you use every day. You can make contactless, secure purchases in stores, in apps, and on the web. And you can send and receive money from friends and family right in Messages. Apple Pay is a safer way to pay and even simpler than using your physical card.

Currently, it seems that only Discovery, Nedbank, and Absa customers are able to add their cards to Apple’s Wallet app, but we are sure more banks will be adding this feature too!

Here’s what you need to use Apple Pay in supported regions:

  • Your eligible device
  • A supported card from a participating card issuer
  • The latest version of iOS, watchOS, or macOS
  • An Apple ID signed in to iCloud

In certain countries and regions, you can also add store cards, boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, rewards cards, and student ID cards to Wallet.

Add a card on your iPhone:

  1. Go to Wallet and tap the add button.
  2. Follow the steps to add a new card. Watch the demo to see how it works. If you’re asked to add the card that you use with your Apple ID, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes. You might be required to download an app from your bank or card issuer to add a card to Wallet. In China mainland, you might be required to create or update a 6-digit passcode.
  3. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they’ll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Wallet and tap your card.
  4. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

Get help adding your card to Wallet.

Add a card on your iPad:

  1. Go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Card.
  3. Follow the steps to add a new card. If you’re asked to add the card that you use with your Apple ID, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they’ll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

See how to add Apple Card to Wallet on your iPad.

And learn what to do if you can’t add your card to Wallet.

Add a card on your Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and go to the My Watch tab. If you have multiple watches, choose one.
  2. Tap Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Follow the steps to add a card.6 To add a new card, tap Add Card. If you’re asked to add the card that you use with your Apple ID, cards on other devices, or cards that you’ve recently removed, choose them, then enter the card security codes. In China mainland, you might be required to create or update a 6-digit passcode.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can use your card with Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they’ll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

See how to add Apple Card to Wallet on your Apple Watch.4

And learn what to do if you can’t add your card to Wallet.

Add a card on your Mac:

To add a card to Apple Pay, you need a Mac model with Touch ID. On Mac models without built-in Touch ID, you can complete your purchase using Apple Pay on your eligible iPhone or Apple Watch: On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and turn on Allow Payments on Mac.

Here’s how to add a card to your Mac model with Touch ID:

  1. On your Mac model with Touch ID, go to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Add Card.3,6
  3. Follow the steps to add a new card. If you’re asked to add the card that you use with your Apple ID, just enter its security code.
  4. Tap Next. Your bank or card issuer will verify your information and decide if you can add your card to Apple Pay. If your bank or issuer needs more information to verify your card, they’ll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.
  5. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

See how to add Apple Card to Wallet on your Mac.4

And learn what to do if you can’t add your card to Wallet.


Sources: Apple 
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