Apple Pay, Apple’s contactless payments solution, is now officially available in Italy. Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued by Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit can be used with the service in Italy. Apple’s Italian Apple Pay website says support for additional banks is on its way later this year.
Make purchases in stores, in apps and on the web. In complete safety.
Apple Pay is simple to use and works with devices you have always with you: to pay with your credit or debit cards with just a touch. And since Apple never shares the card data, payments with Apple Pay on the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Macs are more secure and private.
The expansion to Italy has been expected for several weeks. Apple has listed the country as “Coming Soon” on the Apple Pay Italy website since back in March.
Apple Pay can be used to pay for goods and services wherever contactless payments are sold. Official merchant partners include: Auchan, Autogrill, Eataly, LaGardenia, H&M, Leroy Merlin, Limoni, OVS, Simply Market, and more.
In addition to Italy, the payment solution is also available in the United States, UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and Ireland.
Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
Users can add their credit or debit card to Apple Pay, by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 9 and later can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
- Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.
September saw Apple bring Apple Pay on the Web to the Mac, which allows users to pay for purchases or services in Safari on their Mac, by using their Apple Watch or compatible iPhone to authenticate the payment.