What info is needed to activate Apple Pay?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by AVS0S, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. AVS0S macrumors member

    AVS0S

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    I'm sort of a busy person and like to know ahead of time on what info I'd need to activate a card. It kinda annoys me on how you need to call to activate.


    edit ; emailed bank, said I need to call
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    That is YOUR finical institution's requirement and not an :apple:Pay problem.
     
  3. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Apple Pay itself only requires the information from the card (including the CVV code). But many banks require an additional verification step, e.g. by texting a security code to a known phone number. In some cases it may also depend on which device you are activating the card on (e.g. if you do it on a phone with a phone number that the bank knows, they may skip additional verification). You should receive a prompt that explains what you need to do.
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    If you needed to call, the total time taken would be less than the time needed to write this post and email your bank.

    I smell a rat. Sounds like you want to add someone else's card to your Apple Pay without them knowing.
     

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