How does the Apple Pay Passcode work?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by lupend88, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. lupend88 macrumors 6502

    lupend88

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    So my bank added ApplePay yesterday (YAYY!!) and I wanted to add it to my Apple Watch and iPhone 6. It looks like it requires a passcode on the Apple Watch, but my watch only indicates the lock icon at the top after a couple hours. How does this work?
     
  2. iamasmith macrumors regular

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    It shouldn't really lock at all unless it thinks you've taken it off. It could be a little loose for the sensors on the back to keep reasonable track of the skin contact.
     
  3. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    All the Apple Pay on idevices required passcode. First you will have to setup a passcode then go to the setting to add the credit card.

    I wasn't a passcode person since iPhone original but I started using the passcode/Touch ID since the Apple Pay. It's so much easier on iPhone since it has Touch ID.
     
  4. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wear it pretty tight so that's surprising. So just to clarify, I only have to put in my passcode every time this leaves contact with my skin?
     
  5. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    Nvm. I misunderstood the question.
     
  6. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Correct. Once it is on your wrist and unlocked it should not lock again until it is removed.
     
  7. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    I believe so but not 100% sure
     
  8. iamasmith macrumors regular

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    Mine stays unlocked mostly the whole time that I'm wearing it and I only have to unlock it if I take it off. Generally this is in the morning when I take it off the charger and I also use the iPhone unlock feature to unlock it rather than typing in the code on screen.

    I often wear mine loose, particularly when I'm playing the guitar, because otherwise I get an ache in the abductor muscles of my hand. Occasionally when wearing like this it will lose contact and I have to put in the code or unlock with my phone but this usually means I didn't drink enough water, I'm dehydrated and my wrist shrank down that little but more.

    The lock on loss of contact with the skin is supposed to be THE security feature against the watch being stolen and Apple Pay being used on the watch.

    FWIW: I usually have mine set on the 6th hole from the end on the Black Classic Buckle but occasionally I set it on the 7th hole if it's flopping about and I take that as cue to drink more :D
     
  9. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if the lock icon on my watch is displayed, that indicates I need to unlock my watch, I can simply unlock my iPhone (aka use my TouchID) and then the lock icon on my watch should go away?
     
  10. iamasmith macrumors regular

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    Yes, if you set it up to do that. Go into the Settings app on the Watch and make sure that Unlock with iPhone is selected with the slider ^^
     
  11. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oooooooh that is exactly what I was looking for! What a great feature, thank you!!
     

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