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Let Your Smart Phone Be Your Wallet

Passbook_ApplePay_JPEG_800Wallet collects all your passes, tickets, and cards, all in one place!

Wallet, including Apple Pay, is Apple’s answer to digitizing all the cards that are overflowing your billfold, purse, or pockets.

Wallet stores virtual versions of all your passes, tickets, coupons, credit cards, debit cards, and loyalty cards so you can easily access them at any time. Wallet is also location aware so it can pull up and update the balance on your coffee shop card or gate number on your boarding pass – you always know how much you have or where you need to be.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you have Apple Wallet built in.

How to use Wallet? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1 – Add your card

  • iPhone: Open the Wallet app, tap the + sign on the right corner and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Apple Watch: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and select “Wallet & Apple Pay.” Tap “Add Credit or Debit Card” and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • iPad: Open Settings, select “Wallet & Apple Pay,” and then select “Add Credit or Debit Card” and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 2 – Make a purchase

In store, hold your iPhone near the payment terminal with your finger on Touch ID. When your iPhone vibrates and beeps, your payment is complete. On the Apple Watch, double-click the side button and hold the display of your Apple Watch up to the payment terminal. Or pay within apps on iPhone or iPad faster by selecting Apple Pay as your payment method and place your finger on Touch ID.

Step 3 – Manage your cards

You can manage your credit and debit cards used with Apple Pay on your device, including setting up your favourite card as a default. Go to Settings, “Wallet & Apple Pay” and tap “Default Card.” Select your most used card.

You can add up to eight credit or debit cards per device. Learn more at

Not with Apple? Google to the Rescue!

If you are on Android, or you want an alternative to Apple’s Wallet, Google Wallet may be your answer.

Both offer you the digital paying experience soon to be the norm rather than the alternative.