Apple Pay Not Working on iPhone – How to Fix

You’ve noticed that Apple Pay Not Working on your iPhone? You are not the first Apple owner to encounter this problem.

Contactless payment is a blessing; NFC technology has simplified our lives a lot. Apple Pay is Apple’s payment system, which uses contactless payment technology. Unfortunately, a lot of users encounter all sorts of problems when making these types of payments.

In today’s article, we’ll tell you why Apple Pay refuses to work properly and what you can do about it.

Apple Pay Not Working – Why and How to Fix It?

Apple Pay Not Working

  • The phone case and other obstacles. Using NFC, you should understand that there should be no obstacles between your phone and the corresponding terminal. Some cases – especially the protective types – may interfere with the normal transfer of radio waves between the iPhone and the NFC-terminals. Among other things, the the optimal distance for NFC is 1,5 inches.
  • Incorrect date and time settings. Try to remember, have you changed the date and time on your iPhone? The Wallet app may not work correctly or may not work at all, if the date and time settings on the user’s device are incorrect. Make sure your iPhone date and time is set according to your location.
  • Blocked Apple Pay after unsuccessful attempts. Not every iPhone owner knows this, but after five failed password (or fingerprint) attempts, Apple Pay payments are blocked for a full day. Inconvenient, but this way payment data will surely remain safe if the device falls into the wrong hands.
  • Lack of space. Another little-known fact: The Wallet app requires a small amount of memory to make Apple Pay payments. Delete unnecessary files and applications from your iPhone, and then try to make a payment again.
  • A “problematic” card has been added to the Wallet app. First, the bank card may have expired. If this is the case, you will have to re-issue the card. Secondly, your card may not in general support Apple Pay. Consult with a bank representative or find the relevant information on the bank’s official website.
  • Hardware failure of the NFC-module. Unfortunately, we cannot exclude the possibility that you are faced with a hardware failure of your iPhone. To be more precise, the NFC-module of your smartphone could be out of order. Having exhausted all the solutions, it is recommended to contact the service center. As we know from experience, even a fall from a small height can render the NFC-module inoperable.
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