Does ApplePay work offline

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by qtrim, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular

    qtrim

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    Simple question, if youre already setup, but have no cell phone signal, does ApplePay still work?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Easy enough to find out. Put phone in airplane mode before initiating the transaction.
     
  3. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Airplane mode disables the NFC antenna.

    Better test is to turn off Wi-Fi and cellular data, which will leave only NFC on with no internet connectivity.

    I don't believe it needs an internet connection. The POS terminal communicates with the bank, not your phone. The phone just sends your Device Account Number and random security token to the terminal and that only uses NFC.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Good clarification.

    So much for using Apple Pay for those in-flight drinks and snacks. :cool: j/k

    From what I understand there shouldn't be a need for any connectivity on the phone (as you also surmise) for it to work. Proof will be in the pudding.
     
  5. indefinitekarma macrumors member

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    It works without internet connection... once your card is added and confirmed (requires internet obviously), its like having your physical card in the phone. No internet required.
     

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