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How to use Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Wireless payment methods can be very useful in a variety of situations. For example, they are ideal when you do not have money in cash or to avoid contact between people in crisis such as the coronavirus COVID-19.

An alternative to credit cards contactless are mobile payment services like Apple Pay. Apple users can enjoy this service on both iPhone and Apple Watch when shopping in stores and other establishments.

In this article, we will focus on explaining how to use Apple Pay in your smartwatch Manzana. We will review which Apple Watch models are compatible, how to configure your card and finally how to use it when you go shopping.

The best thing about Apple Pay on Apple Watch is that you don't have to have your iPhone nearby to use it. This means that, for example, you can leave your phone at home, go for a run and go to the supermarket to buy a bottle of water without problems.

If you got here by mistake and wanted to know how to use the service in your smartphone, you can not miss our tutorial on how to use Apple Pay on iPhone, a service compatible with iPhone SE or later.

Which Apple Watch is compatible with Apple Pay?

Good news: All Apple Watch models support Apple Pay, but you need to make sure you have the latest version of watchOS installed on your device or it may cause an error. At the time of writing, the latest version is watchOS 6.

How to set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Although you have already set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, you must add your credit or debit card to your Apple Watch again to start using Apple Pay on your smartwatch. Luckily, I know you can use your iPhone to help you.

one. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

two. Go to the My Watch tab. Swipe down and tap on Wallet and Apple Pay.

3. Tap Add card and follow the on-screen instructions to add the new card. In case you have some cards already saved, you can simply tap Add next to that card.

4. Confirm the changes and wait for the bank to verify the information.

5. Once the data has been verified, you can start using Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.

How to use an Apple Watch to pay in stores and elsewhere

Once you have configured your credit or debit card as a card to be used by Apple Pay, it is time to go out and buy and pay with your smartwatch from Apple. To do this, you must make sure to follow the steps below.

one. Double-click the side button, the one just below the Digital Crown.

two. This will display the default card. Your other cards are also available, so choose the one you want at any time.

3. Once the card is selected, bring your Apple Watch closer to the reader contactless until you hear a beep or feel a vibration. A light may also come on in the reader.

4. Enter your PIN in case you are asked to complete the transaction.

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