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User profile for user: Steeleyes125 Apple Pay and a gift card (1)

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I received a Visa gift card and I would like to apply it to my apple pay balance. Is that possible? If so, how do I do it?

Posted on Dec 8, 2022 10:08 AM

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User profile for user: Phil0124 Apple Pay and a gift card (2)

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Apple Pay has no balance in and of itself. If you mean add it to Apple Cash, you cannot.

The card can be added as an additional payment method in the wallet app like any other card however.

Follow the steps here to add the card: link ➡️ Set up Apple Pay - Apple Support

Visa Gift cards will act like a regular debit card when added to the Wallet App.

Posted on Dec 8, 2022 11:59 AM

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User profile for user: Phil0124 Apple Pay and a gift card (3)

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Dec 8, 2022 11:59 AM in response to Steeleyes125

Apple Pay has no balance in and of itself. If you mean add it to Apple Cash, you cannot.

The card can be added as an additional payment method in the wallet app like any other card however.

Follow the steps here to add the card: link ➡️ Set up Apple Pay - Apple Support

Visa Gift cards will act like a regular debit card when added to the Wallet App.

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Apple Pay and a gift card (2024)

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Apple Pay and a gift card? ›

When you use a prepaid card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead,, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encryptedand securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Can I use Apple Pay and a gift card? ›

Yes, you can add a gift card to Apple Wallet. Unfortunately, many retailers are not forthcoming about whether their gift cards are Apple Wallet-eligible, so we can't say for certain that every gift card retailer is compatible with Apple Wallet.

Can put money from an Apple gift card to your Apple Pay? ›

Apple Gift Cards can be redeemed onto your Apple ID account's balance only. They cannot be added to your Apple Cash account in any way.

Why can't I add any cards to Apple Pay? ›

Contact your card issuer to see if they support Apple Pay. Update to the latest version of iOS, watchOS, or macOS. Confirm that you have Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode set on your device. Make sure that you are in a supported country or region.

Can you transfer Apple gift card to bank? ›

Unfortunately, that is not possible. Funds on a redeemed gift card are effectively “pre-spent” and are generally only redeemable for Apple goods and services.

What is the difference between Apple Pay and Apple cash? ›

In a nutshell, here are the differences between these three Apple offerings: Apple Pay: The system in your iPhone that makes digital payments possible. Apple Card: A digital and physical credit card. Apple Cash: Like a prepaid debit card in your Apple Wallet that allows you to send and receive money.

Can you add a gift card to PayPal? ›

For PayPal members, you can simply add prepaid gift cards to your wallet then start using them during checkout - just like any other credit or debit cards. For users without PayPal account, you can just enter the card information during checkout in the same way you would do with credit or debit cards.

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