Is it recommended to set up Apple Pay?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hajime, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, since I got the IPP two days ago and updated the OS, there is a red circle with a 1 inside prompting to complete the iPad setup. Is it recommended to set up Apple Pay? If I do it and the iPad gets stolen, will the bad guy be able to use the information to do bad things?
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    There is no "recommendation" in regards to setting up Apple Pay. If you have nothing that is available for Apple Pay, just tap and choose "ignore" or "not now".
    If your device is stolen, you can immediately contact the bank and deactivate your Apple Pay card.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I don't think I would set up an iPad with Apple Pay, but that's just me.
    Do you want to use ApplePay, so you can use your IPP to make purchases? If not, then don't set it up. Seems simple enough.

    The Apple Pay is pretty secure. Thief can use your Apple Pay to buy stuff, assuming the thief asked for your passcode, and you give it to them --- or the thief also steals your finger, so they can authenticate ApplePay using your fingerprint.

    (No, no one else can use your ApplePay. It will be even more secure when Apple adds Face ID to the IPP.)
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    Do I need to have Apply Pay to set up first before I can buy apps from the App Store?
  5. Boyd01 Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    You don't need Apple Pay for the app store. I have it activated on my iPhone and think I have used it three times in three years. It's really just as easy to use my credit card. Did not set it up on my new iPad and don't plan to.
  6. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    If you're in the US, you are not liable for unauthorized purchases on your credit card. This would include scenarios where your card is stolen. But I would say that Apple Pay is more secure than a regular credit card.

    1. Apple Pay doesn't actually store your credit card number.
    2. Apple Pay requires you to use your fingerprint (or type in passcode).

    So if a thief steals your iPad Pro, he has to either know your passcode or is able to hack the fingerprint sensor. Then he would be able to buy stuff on websites or subscribe to services that support Apple Pay. But then you'd only be liable for up to $50, but most CC's don't even charge that.

    Anyways, if someone stole your iPP, that would be the bigger issue than a lost credit card.
  7. ericwn macrumors 68030

    Apr 24, 2016
    No. But you need an active Apple ID. You are aware that you get free tech support from Apple, right? Call them.
  8. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    I prefer live chat instead. Gives me a history to look over.
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    If your iPad gets stolen, wouldn't the bad guy also need your fingerprint or passcode to do anything? With Find My iPad activated you can even wipe the device remotely.

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