It’s finally happened. You can now leave your house with nothing but your keys and your phone, thanks to Apple Pay.
While our phones are involved in pretty much every aspect of our lives, people get understandably concerned when companies start telling us to link our credit and debit cards up to them.
But it looks like Apple Pay is here to stay, so if you want to join the modern age, you better learn how to use it.
How can I use Apple Pay?
As with most Apple features, Apple Pay is beautifully simple.
You will need an iPhone 5s or later (as it requires touch ID), iOS8.3 or later, and a supporting bank (scroll down for a list of banks that support it).
Simply hit the passbook or wallet app on your phone, then select add credit or debit card.
It will prompt you to scan your card using the phone’s camera, before inserting a few of the card details and verifying the card via text.
Head to the shops, and when you pay hold your phone up to the contactless machine.
It will ask you to authorise the transaction via touch ID, and you’re done.
Where can I use Apple Pay?
There are over 250,000 locations in the UK that accept Apple Pay, with more signing up every day.
The standard limit is £30, however many retailers accept Apple Pay for larger transactions.
Can I use Apple Pay on my Apple Watch?
Of course you can.
You don’t even have to take you phone out of your pocket. Simply double-click the side button and hold the watch up to the contactless machine. Easy.
Which banks or credit cards support Apple Pay?
Bank of Scotland
Nationwide Building Society
Royal Bank of Scotland