Understanding Passbook

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by white4s, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    next month i'll be going to denver so i went ahead and downloaded the united airlines app from passbook. my question is what exactly is passbook? the united app is downloaded but it's seperate from passbook, don't really get what it is about if you're able to download the airline app seperately. thanks
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Keeping all of your passes/tickets in one place. For instance, a boarding pass, a movie ticket and your starbucks card. You download the individual apps, then get your passes sent to passbook. Keeps them all one in place for easy use.
  3. green94 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    I used it for an American flight a few months ago and it worked flawlessly.

    Like the guy above said, it consolidates all of your gift cards, boarding passes, and tickets into one place. It also pops up on the lockscreen to give you a reminder.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    You'll use airline app to control and configure your account, purchase tickets, etc.

    Onec you have a ticket through American Airlines, if you are flying out of a Terminal that supports Passbook. It can send your ticket to Passbook, and Passbook is location aware. While you are in airport, your boarding pass will be available from lockscreen.

    Very convenient, and paperless.
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    You can pull up your ticket from the United app as well, but Passbook just adds a convenience factor to it. Example, use the app to check fro flights, book them, and view your digital boarding pass. Then add it to Passbook.

    When it's in Passbook, it will update you if there is a gate change, flight delay, or cancellation. Then, when it comes time to board, it's right there on your lock screen.
  6. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    thank you all for your help. that's what i figured but became confused when i saw it download the united app seperately

    so pretty much i have to wait until i check in for it to send my boarding pass to passbook

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