Apple Pay is reportedly rolling out to users in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic, say multiple reports across the internet today.
— Marcel Soukeník (@so_khenick) February 19, 2019
In the Czech Republic, a number of banks and other financial institutions are activating Apple Pay for their customers. Users are reporting adding their card successfully to their digital wallets from Air Bank, MONETA Money Bank, Ceska sporitelna, and payments company Twisto. The two largest banks, Česká spořitelna and Komerční banka, are apparently not as yet offering support.
Saudi Arabia is also show indications of an Apple Pay rollout, as Apple’s Apple Pay website has gone live and lists Visa and Mastercard support for Al Rajhi Bank, NCB, MADA, Riyad Bank, Alinma Bank, and Bank Aljazira.
What a big day 😻
— سُهيل الشريف (@sosx93) February 19, 2019
In the country, several retailers will be accepting Apple’s payments solution in return for goods and services, including Carrefour, counterpoint, KFC, Bershka, baby shop, MacDonalds, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and others.
Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
If your bank is on one of the above lists, you can now add your credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 12 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.
For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.