Why is adding the second card to Apple Pay more difficult than first?

melburstein

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Jul 3, 2012
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After adding my credit and debit cards to my iPhone, I added the same cards to my Apple Watch. Adding the first card to the Apple Watch was a snap but adding the second and subsequent cards required more steps. Am I the only one to notice this?
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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Mine didn't require anything more than the first one did. Maybe it's a different requirement for your bank?
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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Some of my cards required a phone call to obtain a verfication code while others didn't.
I was surprised to see a limit of 8.
 

ivandr

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Jul 1, 2010
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Some of my cards required a phone call to obtain a verfication code while others didn't.
I was surprised to see a limit of 8.
Yup, I've had to verify some over the phone too.

8 card limit? I had no idea... I don't have 8 different cards that I would generally spend from on a day-to-day basis so I may have never noticed. I wonder if that is an Apple chosen limit or an industry standard/requirement from the CC processor/issuer side?
 
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