With the introduction of Apple Pay, Kenya’s payments industry is set to grow. Apple Pay is a revolutionary way to make payments and manage your financial accounts using an iPhone, but only in selected countries. If you’re traveling to or living in Kenya and have been wondering how to use apple pay in Kenya, this blog post will guide you step-by-step through the process.
What is Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is a mobile payment service that allows users to make payments using their Apple devices in stores, apps, and on the web. The service is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. In Kenya, Apple Pay can be used to make purchases in select stores and apps.
To use Apple Pay in Kenya, you must first add your credit or debit card to the Wallet app on your Apple device. You can then use Apple Pay to make in-store payments by holding your device near the contactless reader and confirming the payment with your fingerprint or Face ID. You can use Apple Pay to checkout without entering your credit card information in apps and on the web.
Apple Pay is a secure way to pay, as your card details are not stored on your device or shared with the merchant when you make payment. Your credit card number is never shared with the merchant when you pay in stores. When you pay online or in apps, your transactions are protected with industry-leading security features.
Apple Pay is a convenient way to pay for goods and services in person and online using your Apple devices.
How to set up Apple Pay on your phone in Kenya
Assuming you have an iPhone, setting up Apple Pay is easy and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to do it:
1) Open the Settings app on your iPhone
2) Tap on “Wallet & Apple Pay”
3) Tap on “Add Credit or Debit Card”
4) Use your phone’s camera to scan your card or enter the card details manually
5) Verify your card by inputting the security code from the back of the card
6) That’s it! Your card is now set up for use with Apple Pay.
If you want to pay for something using Apple Pay, double-click the home button and hold your phone close to the contactless reader.
Related Reading: Learn what to do if you can’t add your card to your Wallet
How to use the service
Assuming you have an iPhone, you first need to open the Wallet app and hit the plus sign to add a new card. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can still use Apple Pay by adding your card to an Apple Watch.
After adding your card, hold your device near the contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID or Face ID. You will know it worked when you see Done and a checkmark on the display.
You can also use Apple Pay in apps and on websites in Safari. When paying in apps, look for the Apple Pay logo or buy with the Apple Pay button. To pay on a website in Safari, look for the Apple Pay button at checkout. Again, hold your iPhone near the reader and authenticate with Touch or Face ID.
If you need help using Apple Pay at any point, just go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and hit the – sign next to Transaction History. From here, you can also change your default card, update a card’s information, or remove a card entirely.
Also Read: How to set up Apple Cash in Kenya
Pros and Cons of using Apple Pay in Kenya
Apple Pay is a mobile payment service that allows users to make payments in stores, apps, and on the web using their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac. It’s similar to other mobile payment services like Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
One of the main benefits of using Apple Pay is that it’s more secure than using a credit or debit card. When you use Apple Pay, your card number is not stored on your device or shared with the merchant. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is used to process your transaction. This makes it difficult for thieves to steal your information if your device is lost or stolen.
Another benefit of using Apple Pay is that it’s faster than a traditional credit or debit card. You don’t have to fumble through your wallet to find your card and enter your PIN. You can also use Apple Pay to make purchases in apps and on the web without entering your shipping and billing information.
There are a few downsides to using Apple Pay in Kenya.
- One is that not all merchants accept Apple Pay yet.
- Another downside is that you need an iPhone 6 or later (an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, or later) to use Apple Pay in stores.
- Finally, you need an iCloud account and two-factor authentication to use Apple Pay on the web.