iPhone 5S - no option to configure Apple Pay

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by akm3, May 26, 2015.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I know Apple Pay requires NFC, but you also can use Apple Pay on some websites, I understand

    However, my iPhone with iOS 8.3 does not allow me to configure Apple Pay.

    It is set to United States region in the Settings-->General.

    Passbook just lets me find passbook apps, but no Apple Pay option. Nowhere in the settings is there an Apple Pay option.

    How do I configure this?
  2. wombat94 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2010
    The short answer is: you don't.

    Apple Pay (without the Apple Watch) requires either a 6 or 6+

    It can't be done on the 5S.

    Besides NFC, Apple Pay also requires the Secure Enclave that is a part of the A8 (and I assume part of the S1 SOC in the Apple Watch).

    The A7 only has the Secure Element - which is used ONLY for the storage of your TouchID credentials and doesn't have support for storing the Device Account Number that is required for Apple Pay.
  3. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Thanks. I thought it would still work for website/app based apple pay (not NFC based) but I'm wrong! I'll wait for the Apple Watch to show up I guess!


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