Pay for transit using iPhone

Pay for transit using iPhone

With your transit cards stored in the Wallet app , you can use your iPhone to pay for your fare.

Pay for transit at a fare gate

If you’re not using Express Transit, do the following:

  1. Make sure your device is turned on (it doesn’t need to be connected to a network).

  2. As you approach a fare gate or board a bus, do one of the following:

    • On an iPhone with Face ID: Double-click the side button, then glance at iPhone to authenticate with Face ID, or enter your passcode.

    • On an iPhone with Touch ID: With the Lock Screen showing on your device, double-click the Home button, then rest your finger on Touch ID.

  3. Position the top of iPhone within a few centimeters of the contactless reader at the transit gate until you see Done and a checkmark on the screen.

See the Apple Support article Where you can ride transit with Apple Pay.

Pay for your ride with Express Transit

With Express Transit (available in certain countries or regions), you don’t need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode, and you don’t need to wake or unlock your device or open an app.

  1. Set up Express Transit; see the Apple Support articles Using Suica or PASMO on iPhone or Apple Watch in Japan and Use Express Transit with Apple Pay in China mainland.

  2. As you approach a fare gate or board the bus, make sure your device is turned on (it doesn’t need to be connected to a network).

  3. Position the top of iPhone within a few centimeters of the contactless reader at the transit gate until you see Done and a checkmark on the screen.

On models that support Express Cards with power reserve, your Express Cards may be available for up to five hours when your iPhone needs to be charged. To check if Express Cards are available when iPhone needs to be charged, press the side button (doing this often may significantly reduce the power reserve for Express Cards). If you turn off your iPhone, this feature isn’t available.

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