More places now accept Apple Pay more than ever. Despite the widespread availability, some places still don’t accept Apple’s mobile payment service.
For example, Walmart does not accept Apple Pay. They prefer to use their own payment system, Walmart Pay. For other places, it’s simply because they don’t have wireless capability in their terminal.
So, if you plan on using Apple Pay with your iPhone or Apple Watch at a retailer, you may need to find out first if they accept Apple Pay.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to check if a place accepts Apple Pay. This article will walk you through the steps. Let’s get started.
Who Accepts Apple Pay?
You can use Apple Pay in a wide range of places like retail stores, gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, vending machines, trains, etc.
Wherever you see the contactless payment and Apple Pay symbol, it means that place accepts Apple Pay.
Apple has put together a list of some of the places that support Apple Pay. Please check it out.
You can also use your iPhone and Mac computer to find out if a place accepts Apple Pay. The instructions below will guide you through.
Check for Apple Pay on iPhone
On your iPhone, open Apple Maps and search for the place you want to check for Apple Pay support. Tap on the result you want, and an info card will show up on the screen.
Scroll up and look for the “Useful to Know” section. If you see an Apple Pay logo it means the place accepts Apple Pay.
Check for Apple Pay on Mac
Hop on your Mac, open the Maps app, and search for the place you’re interested in. Once you find and select the place, tap the little info button (the “i” in a circle) on the right side. A similar an info card to the one on iOS will pop up on the screen.