Apple Pay Cash was first introduced back at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June and attracted a lot of attention. However, Apple’s peer-to-peer payments service was nowhere to be found when the Cupertino company officially released iOS 11 to the public in September, leaving users questioning Apple’s ability to create an innovative app
With the release of the second iOS 11.2 public beta, Apple is finally bringing the feature to iPhone and Apple Watch owners worldwide. Apple Pay Cash is basically a peer-to-peer payment service that allows users to send and receive cash inside the Messages app on their iPhone.
In this guide, we will show you how to enable and use Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you are now running iOS 11.2 public beta. You can check for updates by heading to Settings > General > Software Updates.
How to enable and use Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone
How to turn on Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone
Apple Pay Cash is not enabled automatically on your iPhone. This means that you need to activate it manually. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how in the section below.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen, then hit Wallet & Apple Pay and turn on the switch for Apple Pay Cash
Step two: Next up, tap on your Apple Pay Cash card when it shows up. After that, hit Continue and agree to terms and conditions and wait until the process is complete
Step three: Once done, you will see your Apple Cash card here, then open the Camera app on your iPhone and scan your Debit card to complete the task.
How to add money to your Apple Pay Cash card
To send money to your friends, you need to add money to your Apple Pay Cash card. The process is simple and you can follow our steps below.
Step one: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and then tap on Wallet & Apple Pay. After that, tap on Apple Pay Cash to proceed
Step two: Once you are in, hit Add Money under the Balance section and then enter the amount of money you want to add to your Apple Pay Cash card
Step three: Now just simply authenticate with Touch ID or Face ID.
How to send and receive money using Apple Pay Cash
Step one: Launch the Messages app from your home screen and then hit the App Store icon next to the input field
Step two: Hit the Apple Pay icon and then hit the dollar sign. After that, enter the amount you wish to send
Step three: Hit the Send button and authenticate using Touch ID or Face ID.
Also read: How to switch between apps on an iPhone X
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