How to Use Apple Pay on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Apple Pay is a convenient and secure way to make online purchases using your Mac. With just a few simple steps, you can easily set up and use Apple Pay on your Mac. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of using Apple Pay on your Mac.

Step 1: Check System Requirements
Before you begin, make sure your Mac meets the system requirements for using Apple Pay. Your Mac should be running macOS Sierra or later, and it should have a built-in Touch ID sensor or be paired with an iPhone or Apple Watch that supports Apple Pay.

Step 2: Set Up Apple Pay
To start using Apple Pay on your Mac, you need to set it up first. Follow these steps:

1. Open System Preferences
Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

2. Select Wallet & Apple Pay
In the System Preferences window, click on “Wallet & Apple Pay”. It is represented by an icon with a wallet.

3. Add a Card
Click on the “+” button to add a new card to your wallet. You can either use an existing card from your iTunes account or add a new one manually by entering the card details.

4. Verify Your Card
Once you have added a card, it may need to be verified by your bank. Follow the instructions provided to complete the verification process.

Step 3: Use Apple Pay for Online Purchases
Now that you have set up Apple Pay on your Mac, you can start using it for online purchases. Here’s how:

1. Open Safari
Launch Safari, and navigate to the website where you want to make a purchase. Choose an Item
Browse the website and add the items you want to buy to your shopping cart. Proceed to Checkout
When you are ready to check out, click on the shopping cart icon or the “Checkout” button. Select Apple Pay
On the checkout page, look for the Apple Pay button.

It is usually located next to other payment options. Click on it to proceed with Apple Pay.

5. Authenticate with Touch ID or Passcode
If your Mac has a built-in Touch ID sensor, place your finger on it to authenticate the purchase. If not, use your paired iPhone or Apple Watch and follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Confirm Payment
After authentication, review the payment details and click “Pay” to confirm your purchase.

Tips and Troubleshooting

  • If you have trouble adding a card, make sure it is supported by Apple Pay and contact your bank for assistance.
  • If prompted, enter any additional information required by the website for shipping or billing.
  • To view your recent Apple Pay transactions on your Mac, open Wallet & Apple Pay in System Preferences and click on “Transaction History”.
  • If you encounter any issues during checkout or have questions about a specific purchase, reach out to the website’s customer support for assistance.


Using Apple Pay on your Mac is an easy and secure way to make online purchases without having to manually enter your credit card information each time. By following these steps, you can quickly set up and start using Apple Pay for a seamless shopping experience on your Mac.

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