Apple Pay payment service has become available in Belarus, meaning now you can turn your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Macbook into a wallet.
This is the third contactless payment service in Belarus after Samsung Pay and Garmin Pay. Starting 19 November, the mobile payment and digital wallet service was launched in Belarus.
Rumours of an imminent launch have been going on for the past couple of months along with a list of banks that may connect to the system.
Where can you use Apple Pay?
Apple Pay works anywhere that accepts contactless payments. It let its users make secure purchases with Apple gadgets in stores, apps, and on the web.
If you see the contactless payments symbol or the Apple Pay symbol near readers at the checkout, they will accept Apple Pay.
Which banks and cards support Apple Pay?
Apple Pay supports most major credit and debit cards providers including Visa and MasterCard. For now, only BPS-Sberbank customers in Belarus can use Apple Pay. Other banks are expected to join the service.
Which devices work with Apple Pay?
- iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X;
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus;
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus;
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus;
- iPhone SE;
- iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Air 2;
- iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4;
- All Apple Watch models
- Apple Pay
How to set up Apple Pay and add a card?
Get started by acquiring a card from one of the banks that work with Apple Pay, then add your credit, debit, or prepaid cards to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.
To add a card, open the Apple Watch app and add a card data using the iPhone camera or do it manually. Check the data and enter the three-digit card security code on the back of the card.
The service will offer you to agree to the terms and conditions, as well as enter the confirmation code that comes via SMS. Some banks may allow registering a card via their mobile app.
The card will become active in Apple Pay after your bank or card issuer will verify your information. After adding your cards to Wallet, you’ll continue to get all their rewards and benefits.
How to pay with Apple Card?
Hold your iPhone near the contactless card reader and an image of your card will appear on the screen. Then you need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode.
Unless you’re using an iPhone that just uses Face ID just rest your finger on the Touch ID sensor, wait for a second for it to confirm your fingerprint, and voila! It’s as easy as that.
By the way, the service does not take any commission for payments. More FAQs on Apple Pay can be found on the official Apple Pay support website.