What is Apple Pay Express and how does this payment method work?

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What is Apple Pay Express Mode?

To get to know this application, we first need to know about Apple Pay and how it works, as well as its popular payment methods today. Also, because it is so well known, it is no surprise that the famous company continues to improve it more and more.

What Apple Pay Express Mode does is make the payment process much faster. Allows the user to make a payment effectively without the need to use facial or fingerprint recognition.



This Apple Pay extension undoubtedly improves and speeds up the payment process. It also reduces the risk of problems running the transaction and the need to restart it.

How does it work?

This useful enhancement to Apple Pay is really easy to use. In fact, it allows you to carry out the payment process without the need for your authorization. Plus, you won't have to worry about changing your default Apple Pay payment card every now and then.

All the user has to do is to choose in advance the bank account with which he wants to make the payment. So you just have to bring your iPhone or Apple Watch to the device that the store or seller uses to pay.

Once all this is done, the payment will be ready. And, like the Apple Pay app, it's completely wireless, so your phone won't have to touch anything you don't want.

Unfortunately, this option is only available in the City of London. It can be used to pay public transport in the same city, from the device located inside the turnstile at the bus entrance.

Although for now it is only in London and recently in Madrid, this payment method is expected to spread to other cities around the world.



We can also be sure that this will soon be a viable option for everyone. But while this fabulous option is within our grasp, you can continue to use your Apple Card and wipe it to keep it protected so it won't deteriorate or get scratched.

What must be considered before using it?

If you are in a city where Apple Pay Express can be used, there are a few factors you need to take into consideration to use it correctly.

First, you need to remember that you have a updated Apple device. To use Apple Pay Express mode, you must have an iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus or higher model. Likewise, if you're going to be using an Apple Watch to make payments, you need to make sure it's an Apple Watch Series 1 or 2 or later.

You must also have an Apple ID connected to iCloud to use this new payment method. Additionally, you must have a public transport card that accepts this payment platform or set up your debit, credit or prepaid card as a form of payment.

And something that might undoubtedly interest you when paying with Apple Pay Express Mode, is knowing that you don't even need to turn on your Apple device to use it. In fact, you can continue to pay even if your iPhone or Apple Watch is not charged.


We also remind you that if your device is lost or stolen, you can suspend the Apple Pay Express Mode service. You can achieve this by entering iCloud with yours Apple ID and editing it in Lost mode. You can then create an Apple account with a new ID so that no one can make payments on your behalf.


We also invite you to visit the official page of the Apple support if you have any questions or problems while using Apple Pay Express mode. There you will find the help you need to use this correctly payment method.


We hope this information will be useful to you and that you can make your day a lot easier with the help of Apple Pay Express mode.

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