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Apple Pay temporarily unable to add Visa debit and credit cards [U: Resolved]


[Update: Apple says the issue is now resolved after roughly seven hours.]

If you’re having trouble setting up Apple Pay this morning, it’s not just you. Apple is currently reporting an hours-long issue with adding credit cards and debit cards to the mobile payment service.

The issue only appears to be affecting Visa cards, not American Express, MasterCard, or Discover cards, which suggests it could be an issue on Visa’s side. Making payments with Apple Pay Visa cards also appears unaffected as the issue is only with adding new cards to Apple Pay.

However, the issue is the first we’ve seen of its kind and has been going on for roughly five hours and counting. Apple acknowledges the issue began affecting “some users” around 4:15 am ET.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation and update when everything clears up. In the meantime, you’ll have to pay for your latte the old-fashioned if you’re setting up Apple Pay for the first time.

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  1. Abraham Song - 7 years ago

    “It just works!” (TM)

    • rogifan - 7 years ago

      Could your comment be any more unoriginal?

      • Abraham Song - 7 years ago

        Unoriginal? Sure. Truth? Absolutely.

        When Apple gets better at the cloud, then I’ll stop. In the meantime, you’re butthurtness is showing. Get your head out of Apple’s ass.

  2. chrisl84 - 7 years ago

    When it comes to making actual payments, outages are unacceptable, period.

    • chrisl84 - 7 years ago

      Re-read, thankfully article said payments are “unaffected”. This would have be disastrous PR otherwise.


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