How to activate Apple Card
Learn how to setup/activate your Apple Card with this collection of instructions and tip.
One thing I’ve long loved about Apple products is how easy they are to setup. There’s no scouring incomprehensible user manuals. Simply turn a new device on and you’ll be using it within minutes.
Apple has shared two new tutorial videos showing users how to activate their titanium Apple Card using an iPhone XS or iPhone XR, or an iPhone X and later.
Pairing AirPods with an iOS device is painfully simple by design — Apple wants users to set up their AirPods with ease without having to deal with a plethora of menus and/or confusing settings.
Apple today released the first beta of iOS 12.3 for developers. As expected, the new release includes code to support some of the new services and features announced during the “It’s show time” event on Monday and we’ve discovered a look at how Apple’s upcoming credit card will be activated.
Like every other product and service, Apple Card too comes with many security features. The card is made of titanium with just the name of the holder; nothing else. There is no card number, no expiry date, and no CVV. This obviously raises a question about activating physical Apple card with iPhone. To activate your Apple card, you need an iPhone.
If you haven’t heard, it’s Apple first credit card, which it launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard. There are two components: a digital card you can use immediately after you’re approved that can be used wherever Apple Pay is accepted, and a back-up physical card that you can use everywhere else.
Now that the Apple Card is available to everyone (here's how to sign up for it), it's never been easier or more rewarding to just use Apple Pay everywhere that it's available. I know I've certainly started to ask more often if a place takes Apple Pay, and am rather disappointed when they don't, but I'd rather still use the titanium card over my debit card whenever possible.
When a new titanium Apple Card is shipped to a customer, Apple sends it in a special wallet-style packaging which contains an NFC tag. This tag initiates the link between the physical Apple Card with the digital one in the Wallet app on your iPhone, and makes activating the card as simple as possible.
The digital version of my Apple Card is still entirely orange. But, today, I received my physical Apple Card. The titanium card is entirely white and will stay that way, regardless of what I purchase. I knew it was arriving because the Wallet app on my iPhone had sent me alerts, letting me know when it shipped via FedEx, and it even let me know that it was getting close to delivery.