Since the last 1 of December, all that that has a card of the Banco Santander, Carrefour Pass, Edenred or AMEX can pay with Apple Pay in Spain. It is no secret that its expansion will be much slower than what is being it in other countries, and less if we take into account that has come with two years of delay, so it deserves the penalty check if a trade is compatible with the system of mobile payments from Apple before you go and get a little surprise , by what can happen.
Before commenting this small and simple trick I’d like to say that I speak of it now because as a month ago that we can use Apple Pay in Spain, but that this system will be more reliable with the passing of the months, when those of Cupertino will update their maps. Saying this already I have given a first clue about how to check if a trade accepts payments with Apple Pay: we will have to look at it in the maps of Apple.
Use maps to check if a trade accepts payments with Apple Pay
The process is very simple. To check the availability of Apple Pay in a trade in concrete will make it next:
- Open the maps application.
- We are looking for trade on which we want to know if we can pay with payments of the Cupertino service. As I said, right now there are no many shops that have updated their information in the maps of Apple, so to test we can find “Apple Store” or other important store of the country as “El corte Inglés”. Is curious that being Carrefour the first trade not financial compatible still not it reflects as well in the maps of Apple.
- Now we play on an of the options. Will be shown your location on the map and, below, something of information.
- Slip the information to up. In “information useful” see, or not, the symbol of Apple Pay and a text that puts “accepts Apple Pay”. If you have the “V” on the side, we can pay there with the Apple mobile payment system.
This system also works from the application maps of macOS, if are making plans from a Mac and not want to get the iPhone or the iPad to check it. Now only lack that Tim Cook and company come to an agreement with more banks and shops of our country.