How to Set up Apple Pay on Mac

Apple Pay is by far the most popular mobile payment system in the world. Available in several countries like U.S., UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Japan, and New Zealand in participating retail stores and apps, it has given a huge boost to mobile payment.

With the introduction of the macOS Sierra, you can now use Apple Pay on your Mac as well. Better still, using the mobile payment system on a new MacBook Pro with Touch ID is a lot easier. So, let’s set it up!

How to Set up Apple Pay on Mac

Step #1. Open Safari Browser.

Step #2. Click on Safari → Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Safari on Mac

Step #3. Click on Privacy tab.

Step #4. Now, you need to check the box next to Apple Pay.

Click on Apple Pay in Safari on Mac

How to Set up Apple Pay on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

With the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID, it’s easy to authorize payments. You are prompted to set up Apple Pay on your new MBP during the set-up process. However, if you have skipped that, you can set it up whenever needed.

Step #1. Open System Preferences → Wallet & Apple Pay.

Step #2. Next, you have to press the + (plus) button in order to add a new credit or debit card. Now, simply position your card in front of the iSight camera to let it read its number. You can also manually enter the card information.

Step #3. Accept the card’s terms and conditions.

Once your bank has authorized your card, you will receive a notification confirming that it can be used with Apple Pay.

How to Set up Apple Pay on Older Mac

Even if you have an older Mac, you can use Apple Pay. However, you will have to use your Apple Watch or iPhone’s stored cards to make payment.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone → Wallet & Apple Pay.

Step #2. Turn on the switch next to Allow Payments on Mac.

How to Use Apple Pay on Mac

Check out this tutorial to use Apple Pay on the web your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Following are the websites/retailers that currently supports Apple Pay

  • 1-800-Flowers
  • Adidas
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Coach
  • EasyJet
  • Expedia
  • Groupon
  • HSN
  • Hotels.com
  • Kickstarter
  • Kohls
  • Lululemon
  • NYT
  • Nike
  • Office Depot
  • Orbitz
  • Overstock
  • Panera
  • People
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rakuten
  • Reebok
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Time
  • TopShop
  • Toys R Us
  • Travelocity
  • United
  • Wayfair

How to Get Discounts, Rewards Using Apple Pay on the Web on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

This holiday season, there are several banks and brands that now offer a discount, rewards when you use Apple Pay. Check out those banks and brands.

That’s it!