This is the only wallet you’ll need.
iPhone users won’t be strangers to Apple Wallet, but what they might not be familiar with is just how effective it can be.
Apple Wallet is much more than bank cards and contactless payments. Like your physical wallet, it can hold much more than that.
For those of you finally jetting off on holiday, after what feels like a century of COVID restrictions, your Apple Wallet is the secret travel accessory you need.
There are some cracking acts touring the UK right now, Elton John, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, Chilli Peppers and many more.
Paper tickets are a thing of the past and e-tickets seem to be the future. Wouldn’t it be handy if you had a place to store them?
Here’s a complete guide to using Apple Wallet and all the ways it could better your everyday life.
Pass along the passes.
Accessing your boarding pass has never been easier. Apple Wallet allows you to slot it in there and keep it safe until you’re ready to board.
But it doesn’t stop at boarding passes. Planning a trip to the cinema to see one of the new Marvel movies? You’re in luck.
Your cinema ticket can also be stored on your Apple Wallet, ensuring you don’t end up losing it down the side of your seat.
This goes for concert tickets too. There was a time when gigs would post your tickets out to you, and we have to say that we miss it.
There was something special about collecting tickets and looking back on all the fun times you’d had.
With e-tickets becoming the new norm, Apple Wallet makes it possible to store them here. It’s not all bad though, this way you can still take a trip down memory lane – it’ll just be digital instead.
Here’s how to get started:
1) Open up the app that contains your boarding pass, ticket or any other pass.
2) When you click on the pass, you’ll be prompted to select Tap Add to Apple Wallet.
3) Follow the onscreen instructions.
In some cases, you may not be able to add your pass to your Apple Wallet. This might be because that particular company is not compatible with Apple Wallet just yet – so you’ll need to wait for them to catch up.
Put your passes to use.
Once you’ve added your pass to your Apple Wallet, it’ll automatically be there when you open up the app.
You can access your Apple Wallet when your iPhone is locked, giving you fast access to the passes you need.
1. If your iPhone has Face ID: Double-click the side button and authenticate with Face ID or enter your passcode to open Apple Wallet.
2. If your iPhone has Touch ID: Double-click the Home Button.
Once you’ve done the above, or opened the app while your iPhone is unlocked, you’ll be able to scroll through everything in there.
When you’ve found the pass, you’re looking for, you can simply click on it and it’ll display on your iPhone.
Apple Pay for the win.
Apple Pay is pretty much a way of life now. Tapping our iPhones to pay for purchases has become the new norm.
But for those of you who aren’t lapping up its many advantages just yet, we thought we’d explain how to set it up and how to use it.
1) In your Wallet app, select the + button.
2) Select Debit or Credit Card.
3) Select continue.
4) Follow the steps on the screen.
5) You’ll be asked to verify your information with your bank or card issuer.
You’re all set up and ready to go – giving you all the equipment you need to start making those speedy purchases.
1) If your iPhone has Face ID: double-click the side button and authenticate with Face ID or enter your passcode to open Apple Wallet.
2) If your iPhone has Touch ID: double-click the Home Button.
3) Hold the top of your iPhone near the contactless reader until the message Done appears.
We must warn you, Apple Pay is almost too easy. There’s even options to pay for things online with it now.
Simply select Apple Pay when you checkout at an online retailer and you’ll be prompted to double-click the side or home button and verify with your face or passcode.
Keep everything in one place.
Apple Wallet has it all. It’s got a slot for every card, pass or ticket you have, and it won’t even take up room in your bag or pocket.
We might go as far to say that it’s the perfect replacement for physical wallets. What on earth will you buy your partner or dad for Christmas now?