Apple Pay officially launched in Austria on Wednesday. Apple’s mobile payments solution is now available to customers of the country’s largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse, as well as German-based mobile bank N26.
Additional Apple Pay partners are coming soon to Austria, including Bank Austria, Boon, Edenred, Revolut and VIMPay.
Erste Bank und Sparkasse and N26 banks say that Apple Pay will offer support for Maestro, Mastercard, and Visa debit and credit cards.
Apple Pay first launched in the United States back in October 2014, and has steadily expanded to other part of the world, including: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
Apple CEO Tim Cook last month announced his firm’s mobile payments solution will be available in over 40 countries by the end of 2019.
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.