Apple Pay: how to use and where to buy with iPhone without using cards in stores

This Tuesday the Apple Pay service arrived in Mexico, which will help users of the apple brand to make more secure payments (Photo: Brendan McDermid / Reuters)

This Tuesday the service arrived in Mexico Apple Pay, which will help users of the apple brand to make more secure payments and keep purchases private. In this way, already you won’t have to use your card for various applications or establishments.

“When you make a purchase, Apple Pay uses a specific device number and a unique transaction code. In this way, your card number is never stored on the device or on Apple’s servers. And in addition, Apple does not share it with businesses either, “indicates an article published on Apple’s page.

Banorte and Citibanamex are two of the banks that will allow transactions through Apple Pay. However, at the moment, it is only available for MasterCard debit and credit cards.

“Banorte brings Apple Pay to its customers, a more secure, comfortable and private way to pay, which helps customers avoid giving their credit or debit card to another person, without touching buttons or exchanging money, and uses the power of the iPhone to protect each transaction, ”the Mexican bank highlighted.

Banorte and Citibanamex are two of the banks that will allow transactions through Apple Pay (Photo: Aly Song / Reuters)

Banorte and Citibanamex are two of the banks that will allow transactions through Apple Pay (Photo: Aly Song / Reuters)

In order to use the service, Banorte explained that customers must enter the Banorte Móvil app. Then they must select the main menu and access the option “Add to Apple Wallet.”

Then you must accept the service and then select the card to be used. You will have to enter the Banorte Móvil password and the device will open Apple Wallet to confirm the cardholder information.

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In the case of Citibanamex it is similar. From the Citibanamex Mobile App, You will have to enter your account and in the “other options” section you must select Digital Payment, then Apple Pay and follow the steps to add your eligible cards.

After these steps, you can start using the service and it must be clarified that customers will continue to receive all the rewards and benefits offered by both banks.

Both banks pointed out that Apple Pay is not storing numbers on the device nor on Apple servers. The application assigns an account number that is encrypted and securely stored in the “Secure Element” component, a chip certified with industry standards.

Where can I pay with this option?

Apple Pay is accepted in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores, as well as in different apps (Photo: Luisa González / Reuters)

Apple Pay is accepted in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores, as well as in different apps (Photo: Luisa González / Reuters)

Apple Pay it is accepted in supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores, as well as many other places. Some examples are 7-Eleven, Chili ‘s, Domino ‘s, Italianni ‘s, MacStore, The Cheesecake Factory, among other.

To pay, customers only need to place their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal, without the need for any type of contact. It is worth remembering that all purchases will require an authentication with Face ID, Touch ID, or with the device password, as well as with a dynamic authentication with a one-time code.

In turn, customers can also use Apple Pay on iPhone to make purchases faster and more convenient in apps like Rappi, Fancy u HotelTonight. This without having to repeatedly create accounts or capture your shipping or billing information.

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“Within our commitment to offer the best banking experience to our clients, we actively promote new digital tools with the best technologies and the highest security standards. We are very happy that our customers enjoy this new fast, easy and secure payment experience to use ”, said Manuel Romo, director of Citibanamex.

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