How to Set up and Use Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Trying to get your hands on Apple Pay on your Apple Watch? We have an easy guide to get you started by adding a card to making a payment. Check it out.

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Apple Pay is one of the easiest and the safest way to make payments. If you are a proud owner of the Apple Watch, making payments right from your wrist is very much possible. You just need to add your card to Apple Watch and start making payments.

To make things easier for you, we have divided this guide into two parts: Adding a card to Apple Watch for using Apple Pay, and using Apple Pay from your Apple Watch to make payment. Just head south and follow instructions.

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How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch the Watch App on your iPhone and head over to My Watch tab.

Step #2. Now tap on Wallet & Apple Pay and then tap Add card under payment cards.

Step #3. Tap Continue. Now tap Enter Card Details Manually or use your iPhone to scan the details automatically.

Step #4. Enter your card’s Security Code and tap Next and then tap Add.

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Step #5. Now tap on Confirm after reading and confirming terms and conditions from your bank.

Step #6. You need to pass the verification and to do that, tap on either Text Message, E-mail, or Call option.

Step #7. Tap Next and then enter the Verification Code that you received.

Step #8. Tap Next and then tap Done. If everything went fine, you’d see Card Activated screen.

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That’s it. Your card is now successfully added, and you’ll receive a confirmation from your bank. Now let’s see how you can use this newly added card to make payments using Apple Pay from your Apple Watch.

How to Use Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Using default card to make payment

Step #1. From few centimeters away from the contactless reader, click side-button twice on your Apple Watch and tap and hold the display.

Step #2. In a few seconds you’ll feel a gentle tap on your wrist; this is to confirm the payment. After you are done, press the Digital Crown to go back to the watch face.

Using the different card to make payment

Step #1. Same as using default card, few centimeters away from the contactless reader, click side-button twice on your Apple Watch and then tap and hold the display.

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Step #2. Now you can swipe left or right to choose the card you wish to use. Hold the watch near reader after you select the card.

Step #3. Same like the above method, you’ll feel a gentle tap on your wrist. Press Digital Crown to get back to watch face.

That’s all!

Signing off

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This guide should come in handy to get started with Apple Pay on Apple Watch. In case of queries, you can comment below or get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Don’t forget to download our iOS app on your iPhone and iPad.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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