It may be that at this very moment paying with Apple Pay is the safest for our health. The payment without any contact to avoid contagions and it is very easy to configure our card to pay with Apple Pay from our iPhone or from Apple Watch.
Payment by Apple Pay is done through the NFC chip of our devices, which means that it is a payment contactless in which it is not necessary to touch anything, not even we will have to put the pin of our card since we identify ourselves with Touch ID or Face ID.
To use Apple Pay with our iPhone or Apple Watch we need to fulfill two premises: have a compatible device and a bank that accepts Apple PayThis is the first thing you should review.
iPhone and Apple Watch compatible with Apple Pay
Apple Pay has been on the market for many years and these are all compatible iPhones:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- Iphone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
With Apple Watch it is easier since all models are compatible:
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 1
- Apple Watch (1st generation)
Banks compatible with Apple Pay in Spain
At this time, the vast majority of banks operating in Spain are compatible with Apple Pay:
- American express
- Mediolanum Bank
- Pichincha Bank
- Caixa Ontinyent
- Caixa Bank
- Engineers Box
- Rural Box
- South Box
- Carrefour financial services
- Colonya Caixa Pollena
- Deuntche Bank
- Cajamar Cooperative Group
- Imagine Bank
- Kutxa Bank
- Laboral Kutxa
- Liber Bank
- Ticket Restaurant
How to set up Apple Pay on iPhone
In order to use Apple Pay, all you have to do is register your card from one of the compatible banks in the Wallet app on your iPhone, then you can add it to more devices. To do it, just follow these steps:
- Open the Wallet app on your iPhone.
- Click on the + icon at the top right.
- Scan the card with the iPhone camera.
- Fill in the information in case something is missing.
- Wait a few minutes for the bank to accept the operation.
- You will receive an SMS confirming that your card is added to Apple Pay.
How to set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch
In order to use Apple Pay from the Apple Watch it is necessary that first the card is linked to the iPhone As we have explained above, once done follow these steps:
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down to find Wallet and Apple Pay.
- Tap Add card.
- Select which of the cards you want to use on the Apple Watch, you can have several.
How to use Apple Pay
Using Apple Pay is perhaps the simplest of all, you just need to be in an establishment that allows payment contactless, the same as that of normal cards, almost all shops in Spain are compatible.