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Can I add my Barclaycard credit card to Apple Pay?

Pay with your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch at participating locations.

If you own an iOS device, adding your Barclaycard credit card to Apple Pay will let you pay at participating stores such as KFC, McDonald’s, Nike and Apple Store. All you have to do is tap your iPhone or Apple Watch on the cashier’s terminal — however, not every store accepts Apple Pay.

How to set up Barclaycard credit card for Apple Pay

Depending on the device, the process may slightly vary. In general, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Wallet app or tap Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Select to add your credit card.
  3. If you already have the card on iTunes, use the card’s security code to add it to Apple Pay.
  4. If you’re adding a new card, select Add a different card and enter the card’s details manually or use your iSight camera.

Note: Sometimes a verification process may be required. Follow the steps provided to you to verify your credit card account.

How does my Barclaycard credit card work with Apple Pay?

As soon as you add your Barclaycard credit card to Apple Pay, it’ll be stored as a virtual card on your iOS device. Apple Pay uses this as a security and privacy feature to share as little information as possible with the merchants and with the Apple servers.

To pay for your purchases at checkout, unlock your iPhone with a fingerprint ID and move its top closer to the sales terminal. If you use face ID or an Apple Watch, tap the side button twice and unlock your iPhone by scanning your face.

The Apple Watch doesn’t require face ID. As a final step, bring your iPhone or Apple Watch closer to the terminal.

Benefits of using your Barclaycard credit card for Apple Pay

When you add your Barclaycard credit card to Apple Pay, you can:

  • Make purchases with your iOS device. Use your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to make purchases wherever Apple Pay and contactless payments are accepted.
  • Send money to friends and family. Use the messenger app and tap the Apple Pay icon to send money to your close ones.
  • Purchase iOS apps. Buy apps for your iOS device or make in-app purchases.
If you’re looking to buy a new iPhone or a MacBook, consider applying for the Barclaycard Financing Visa® card. This card lets you buy Apple devices and pay them off between six and 18 months without interest if paid in full during the promotional period. Keep in mind, if you fail to pay off your balance during the promotional period, you’ll pay interest for the entire period.

Compare Barclaycard credit cards

Consider applying for a Barclaycard credit card to add it to Apple Pay if you don’t have one already.

Name Product Filter values Rewards Purchase APR Annual fee
NFL Extra Points Credit Card
2x points on qualifying NFL purchases and 1x points on everything else
0% intro for the first six billing cycles (then 15.99%, 20.99% or 25.99% variable)
Earn 10,000 bonus points after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 90 days from account opening.
JetBlue Plus Card
6x points on JetBlue, 2x points at restaurants and grocery stores and 1x points on everything else
15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99% variable
Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.
Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card
5x points on and 1x points on all other purchases
14.99%, 19.99% or 24.99% variable
10,000 points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days

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Bottom line

iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch users can benefit by adding their Barclaycard credit card to Apple Pay to simplify some financial transactions at participating locations in-store or online. In addition, you can send money to friends and family by tapping the Apple Pay icon on the messenger app.

But if you don’t think a Barclaycard credit card will be a good addition to your wallet, compare other credit cards until you find the right credit card for your needs.

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