LifeHack: Apple Pay
We only just started getting into Apple Pay since the release of the new iPhone OS 10. It prompted us to turn it on when we upgraded and made it really easy to do so. Also we were in the mood with trying a new payment method because the advent of the chip & PIN in New York has been annoying to say the least. Do I swipe? Do I put my card in? Why does the Chip & PIN process take so long anyways?
All of these questions are very apparent and this terrible roll out of new technology blubber by the credit card companies has paved the way for Apple Pay to take over for all iPhone owners. What’s best of all is the process for payment, thanks to the fingerprint technology in the home button makes payment not only easy as can be, but the approval process is instant. After using it just once, we shifted our thought process on the way we pay for things moving forward because, as weird as it sounds we think a significant amount of time could be saved using it.
So what’s the process? It’s simple as can be. When the process for payment asks for your credit card, you double tap the home button. That’s it. I’d imagine the process would be different if you had multiple credit cards in there, but we’re happy using it with just the one card. Either way, it’s a very well designed system and the speed of transaction is unsurpassed. Should I swipe? Should I insert my card? Neither. Double tap your home button of your phone and be on your way before the next guy/girl has even taken his wallet/purse out of his pocket/bag. Apparently you can get it working with your Apple Watch if you have one too, which takes the purpose of that device even further by allowing you to do the whole pay process even if your phone is in your pocket. If you’re using Safari, Apple have it all built into that too so it takes it out of just the physical realm and into the digital space too.
Short, sweet and simple but a life hack all the same. If you haven’t gotten on board with Apple’s Pay yet, we would recommend giving it a go, especially the people that like time saving.