How to Pay with an Apple Watch

Apple Watches are incredibly handy and convenient smart accessories that have completely changed the way we live our daily lives, from allowing us to always be up to date, even when on the go, to giving us the opportunity to track our fitness and health progress. However, one of the most practical aspects of Apple Watches is the fact that they allow us to make purchases in a matter of seconds, both online and in-store.

If you’ve just got your first Apple Watch, and aren’t exactly sure how you could utilize this helpful feature, here is everything you need to know about making payments with your Watch:

Setting up your Apple Pay details

Before you can actually begin making payments with your Watch, you have to enter the necessary Apple Pay details first. Here’s how:

Adding new cards

  1. On your iPhone, load the Apple Watch application.
  2. Press on My Watch, and then click on Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. If you already have certain cards connected to any other Apple gadgets, just click on the Add tab beside the specific card you would like to connect with the Watch. Then, simply type in the CVV number from the back of your card.
  4. In case you want to add any new cards, click on the Add Card option, and just follow the instructions shown on the screen.

Selecting a default card

If you’ve connected several cards to your Apple Pay, but would like to choose one as the default for all of your payments, just follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, load the Apple Watch application.
  2. Press on My Watch, and then click on Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Here, press the Default Card option, and then simply choose your preferred card.

Using your Watch to pay in-store

To make any payments using your Watch when shopping in physical stores, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Double-click on the button on the side of the Watch.
  2. If necessary, scroll to select a card.
  3. Then, just bring your Watch close to the card reader. Make sure that the display of your Watch is turned towards the card reader.

Note: When your payment has successfully been made, you will feel a slight vibration and hear a beep from the Watch, and you will also receive a confirmation notification.

Using your Watch to pay in-app

You also have the option of making purchases while using some apps on the Watch. Here’s how:

  1. Shop as you usually would, until you reach the checkout section. Here, select Apple Pay as your payment method.
  2. After ensuring all information is in order, simply double-click on the button on the side of the Watch to complete your payment.

And there you have it! From entering necessary Apple Pay details to physically using your Watch for actual purchases, paying with your Apple Watch is as simple as completing a few quick steps.