Apple Card: Know how to setup your new card and its features

Apple Card Know how to set it up for iPhone

Apple is soon going to launch it’s new Apple Card for their users to provide more ease in payments. Although, the new Apple Card is similar to the previous payment methods already available in Apple. But, there are a few features which make Apple Card a good choice for payments.

How to sign up?

Apple Card : Know how to set it up for iPhone

Apple Card (Source: Tech Radar)

You’ll first need to sign up for an Apple Card. However, this is only available to those who are invited for the preview process. Else, you’ll have to wait till it rolls out for a wider audience. Whatever the case may be, the sign-up process will remain the same. Thus, to do so, follow the steps given below:

  1. Make sure you have iOS 12.4 or greater version before you start signing up.
  2. Open the Wallet app on your iPhone.
  3. Then, tap the + button. Then, you see the instructions about how Apple Pay works.
  4. After that fill the form up and continue.
  5. Then tap on Accept Apple Card to get an account. You can also tap No Thanks in case you change your mind.
  6. You can also choose Apple Card as your default card for making payments.
  7. Also, you can choose whether you want a physical card right now or not. You can apply for it anytime in the Wallet App.

Apple Card: Exciting Offers and Cashback

What makes an Apple Card worth having is the exciting offers and cashback that you receive. When you use the card for making purchases at Apple, you get 3% cashback.

For contactless payments, you earn a cashback of 2% and you earn 1% back when you use your physical card. All your daily cashback is transferred overnight every day.

Apple Card : Know how to set it up for iPhone

Apple Card: Daily Cash (Source: 9to5Mac)

Also, you can check your spending habits. The payments that you make in different categories are shown with different colors in the app. Currently, the app has Food & Drinks, Services, Transportation, Shopping, Health, and Entertainment as categories.

What if I lose my Apple Card?

Another big question that arises is what will happen when you lose your card? Apple has a one-step solution for that case. Head over to Wallet App in your phone and request a new virtual card number. You can even freeze your card from the app. And in case, you find it you can unfreeze it as well. Thus, it is a completely hassle-free process.

What if I lose my phone?

Apple Card : Know how to set it up for iPhone

Lost Mode in Apple iPhone (Source: Apple Support)

Now, the next question that you might think of is what you should if your iPhone gets lost. The first thing that you should do is enable “Lost Mode using Find your iPhone”. This would prevent anyone from using your personal data stored on your phone. Then, contact Apple Support at 1-877-255-5923 so that your virtual card number and physical card can be frozen.

What if I switch to Android?

Many-a-times, we get bored with using the same operating system and we wish to switch to another one. In that case, you can still continue to use the physical card. But you’ll have to call 1-877-255-5923 for all payments. Thus, the payment process becomes cumbersome without an iPhone.

Apple’s new card is expected to launch by the last week of August. Till then keep watching this space for more tech updates.

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