Apple Pay with case on?

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  1. helicopter96 macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 6 and protect it with the Otterbox Commuter case, I don't think this would impair the NFC chip or Apple Pay at all. Would you guys agree?
     
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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    A case doesn't stop bluetooth, wifi, or cellular signal, why would it stop NFC?
     
  4. wermy macrumors regular

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    Unless your case is made out of lead, it should be fine. :)
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Haha people don't think sometimes.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Unless your case is greater than 10cm thick or made out of lead, I wouldn't worry about it. :rolleyes:
     
  7. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502

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    So the useless threads in regards to :apple:Pay begins......
     
  8. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    some aluminum cases can weaken signals, but not block them.
     
  9. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    Cases with Magnets?

    I see a few cases out there that hold the phone in with a magnet (example). I wonder if that will interfere with NFC? It does affect the compass.
     
  10. wermy macrumors regular

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    It's only useless to you because you already knew the answer. :p

    I'd say it's at least a valid question to someone who isn't that tech-savvy (no offense intended toward the OP).
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, It wont work. You will need to remove the case and any rings or other jewelry you might have on your fingers so you don't interrupt the apple pay signal.
     
  12. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    Given that NFC is a close proximity technology, and that lots of people here are iPhone users who have not yet used NFC before, I think the question of whether Apple Pay will work for phones in thick cases isn't a useless thread. And mocking someone for asking that question is of no benefit to the community, whereas giving an actual answer to the question would be beneficial.
     
  13. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    Do I need to remove my tinfoil hat?
     
  14. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it isnt a dumb question. I had to get rid of a case yesterday because wifi reception sucked with it on. Took it off and wifi is great again so it is a valid question.
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You know that about 25% of the people, here, will believe you!:p
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but after you scan your fingerprint and transaction goes through you can safely put it back on without any issues:D

    Lol:D
     
  17. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    And your shoes if you're trying to pay a TSA worker.
     
  18. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Its not a dumb question. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. What if "near" meant really near? Like 1mm? Then a case might be a problem. But its not that short range, so it should be fine.
     
  19. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Well NFC is much lower power and uses a very different frequency, so I understand the concern. But the range is 5-10cm, so even the thickest of cases should be fine
     
  20. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    ^ This. I don't see how having a case on will have any impact at all on this.
     
  21. arliu macrumors regular

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    used apple pay with ps aj, no problems at all
     
  22. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Pay with case on?

    Works just fine with a speck candy shell on
     
  23. jamwin, Jul 24, 2017
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    jamwin macrumors newbie

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    It works! Just get your thumb on the home button quickly enough...
     
  24. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Zombie Thread... but here's my story.

    I use Apple Pay quite often, ( not every day - but most days ) and have the Apple Leather case on my iPhone 7. Never had a problem with Apple Pay. The NFC range is pretty decent; I typically get the little tap about 4-6 inches away from the reader.
     
  25. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    :apple:Pay on an iPhone? nah, pass, that's what the watch is for!;)
     

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