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Kevsta26

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Apr 2, 2011
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I just found out that since the iOS 8.3 update, Apple Pay can now work similarly to using it on the Apple Watch. You can now scan your fingerprint before you go to make a purchase so your device is ready to pay!

Just go to the passbook app and pick the card you wish to make the purchase with. You can then simply place your finger on the Touch ID and it will be scanned and you'll be prompted to "Hold Near Reader to Pay" This is essentially activating the NFC chip for use in an open window of time rather than only when you're holding it to a terminal.

This feature is handy for those who have had issues with their finger scanning while holding it up to a reader to pay, which causes some stress and holds up the purchasing process.
 

FSMBP

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Jan 22, 2009
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Someone mentioned this on here when 8.3 was released. It's a nice touch & helps you demonstrate ApplePay to someone without having to go through the trouble of actually going to the store.
 

newellj

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Oct 15, 2014
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I just found out that since the iOS 8.3 update, Apple Pay can now work similarly to using it on the Apple Watch. You can now scan your fingerprint before you go to make a purchase so your device is ready to pay!

Just go to the passbook app and pick the card you wish to make the purchase with. You can then simply place your finger on the Touch ID and it will be scanned and you'll be prompted to "Hold Near Reader to Pay" This is essentially activating the NFC chip for use in an open window of time rather than only when you're holding it to a terminal.

This feature is handy for those who have had issues with their finger scanning while holding it up to a reader to pay, which causes some stress and holds up the purchasing process.

How long before it times out?
 

Kevsta26

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Apr 2, 2011
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How long before it times out?

I'm not sure that it does. I tried leaving it on the "Hold Near Reader to Pay" screen for a few minutes and it still stayed. However, as soon as you leave the Passbook app or do anything on your phone (Multitasking, Notification Center, etc.) it'll turn off again.
 

Levirmtz

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Apr 20, 2015
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here is a quick question..
I cannot use apple pay because neither of my banks currently support it. But i was wondering if i could use NFC in my apple watch to pay for things through passbook like at starbucks? Will the process be the same as apple Pay??
 

goobot

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Jun 26, 2009
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here is a quick question..
I cannot use apple pay because neither of my banks currently support it. But i was wondering if i could use NFC in my apple watch to pay for things through passbook like at starbucks? Will the process be the same as apple Pay??

No. NFC is locked to CC and DC.
 
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