Apple Pay to Launch in Israel in May

Apple Pay to Launch in Israel in May

Apple is reportedly readying Apple Pay for a launch in Israel in May. Local reports indicate that after several false starts, Apple Pay is finally ready to launch in the Middle Eastern country.

Hebrew-language site Calcalist reports that, barring a last-minute change, Apple is expected to launch the contactless digital payment system in the country during the first week of May.

While reports have several times over the past year hinted at a pending Apple Pay launch in Israel, there hasn’t been a launch. Calcalist says the infrastructure in the country has been ready for Apple Pay for some time. However, delays related to coronavirus-related closures in the country, as well as the desire to make sure that enough businesses can accept the payment method.

Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay

Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their 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.

The full list of ‌Apple Pay‌ countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.

For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.