Apple Pay transaction doesn't show payment amount

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eric3312, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. eric3312 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I just used Apple Pay for the first time with iPhone 6 with a PNC bank debit card. It was at Babies 'R Us and it said it completed. I got my receipt and went along my merry way.

    I see on Passbook though that the transaction listed doesn't have an amount. It's blank.

    Does this take some time to fill in? Maybe it needs to clear the bank?

    Or is this another post Steve Jobs typical Apple bug?

    Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    you realize Steve died a few years ago? You're going to blame this on a dead person? That's messed up.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    from what i have seen from trying to use apple pay and seeing $-.-- in passbook its probably a bug with the merchants reader and not your phone. and steve is not responsible for a bug with veriphone equipment

    i've seen this when :
    holding my iPhone to disconnected readers at jack in the box
    talking to the security gates at the library ( to make sure the book or media is checked out when exiting the library )
    holding the iPhone to the reader and having it take 2 or 3 times
    ---> trying to have the reader read your iPhone when it is not ready. like holding the phone too early, because you are supposed to enter your club card or sign a reader when you pick up a prescription
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  5. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I said "post Steve Jobs" bug. Meaning Apple has been producing buggy hardware/software since he passed. I'm not blaming this on him.

    Sorry for any confusion.
  6. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    I think the the OP was complimenting Steve, in that there are more "bugs" now.

    That's how I took it--:)
  7. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    That's exactly what I was saying. Everything really DID work when he was around.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Whether or not it shows an amount will depend on the bank/card issuer. I know Amex shows the amount but not all banks will do this.
  9. xmnj macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    I also have PNC, and all transactions with them do not show an amount. Capital One and Amex do, Amex has been the best, even showing transactions when the regular card is used along with all past transactions.
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Well, you shouldn't blame this one on Apple, either. Transaction information is dependent on the merchant network and the bank back end. If either of them didn't pass the information along the chain to report back your phone, Apple has no control over that.

    I've already used Apple pay with a few cards at multiple places, multiple times. Most are good at reporting back transaction data right away, but a couple never do and the information stays blank. And it's persistently the same places, even with different cards. That's definitely a merchant platform problem.

    Or, you could insist it's typical post-Jobs Apple, and take it as yet another cue that it's time to switch platforms. You know, since Apple's is so unbearably buggy and all.
  11. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    My Bank of America debit is always blank (--) and offers no purchase history past the single transaction in the details (i). My Bank of America credit card will show the recent amount charged plus in details show several recent transactions.

    How much information you see depends on the bank and the card. AmEx will show alerts for each transaction even if you used your regular card by sliding the card at a terminal or even paying for something online. This is a nice feature (not related to Apple Pay) since it lets you know when your card is used. If you didn't buy something but get the alert you are warned early of any issues.
  12. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Selective memory is a great thing, isn't it. :rolleyes:

    Bingo. This isn't an Apple thing, it's a card issuer item.
  13. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    Sorry for sounding like a baby. I've just been a bit irritated with iOS 8.

    I appreciate the feedback regarding transaction data. I didn't realize that this information depended on each card issuer. I did in fact see it for my American Express card and not for I thought maybe it was a glitch.

    I will try to educate myself a little more on Apple Pay.

    I appreciate the responses and information. Thank you guys.
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I actually find this annoying, enough that I turned Card Notifications off. It gets annoying to have constant pop-ups every single time I use my Amex cards regardless of how I paid with it (Apple Pay, in store or online). I'd rather have notifications just for Apple Pay.

    Actually, that might be true a few years ago where you had to find unauthorized charges after the fact but is no longer true now that major card issuers have implemented point-of-sale fraud prevention. When a clone card is used, they will stop it cold at point of sale and contact you via phone, email, etc. to verify whether or not it's unauthorized. This happened to us three times this past year (my Amex and Citi MC and my wife's Citi MC). The transactions wouldn't even go through at all.

    So unless you have a card from one of the lesser banks that haven't implemented the newest fraud technology, finding unauthorized charges after the fact is a thing of the past (especially with Amex).

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