Thanks to macOS Sierra and iOS 10, you can now use Apple Pay on the web through Safari. Apple Pay was previously not available on the Mac and required apps for use on the iPhone and iPad. Apple Pay makes checking out online secure and convenient without the need to fill out billing and shipping information with an online form. Here’s how to get started with Apple Pay on the web:
What software works with Apple Pay on the web?
Checking out with Apple Pay on the web requires Safari for macOS Sierra or iOS 10. Apple Watch authentication for Mac payments requires watchOS 3.
What hardware works with Apple Pay on the web?
Any Mac that can run macOS Sierra and any iPhone or iPad that can run iOS 10. All current Apple Watch models can run watchOS 3.
How to setup Apple Pay for use on the web
Apple Pay on the web requires setting up Apple Pay on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
To set up Apple Pay on the iPhone or iPad, go to Settings → Wallet & Apple Pay → Add Credit or Debit Card.
To set up Apple Pay on the Apple Watch for use with your Mac, go to Watch → Wallet & Apple Pay → Add Credit or Debit Card from your iPhone. Apple has a useful guide for more information.
Apple Pay on the web from your Mac requires using the same iCloud account across devices.
How to use Apple Pay on the web
Once everything is setup, actually using Apple Pay on the web is super easy. Just look for the Apple Pay button at checkout from supported sites. Safari on your Mac will prompt you to approve the purchase on your Apple Watch with a double-click of the side button. Safari on your iPhone or iPad simply requests your fingerprint using Touch ID with an on-screen dialog box. You can also confirm your billing and shipping information from this screen.
Here’s what Apple Pay on the Mac looks like in action when using Apple Watch to authenticate:
Click Apple Pay as your payment option and confirm the billing and shipping details from your Mac.
This prompts you to complete the transaction by verifying Apple Pay as your payment method from your Apple Watch.
Then over on the Apple Watch, simply double-click the side button to confirm the payment.
You can optionally tap your default debit or credit card to change to a different debit or credit card that is also set up with Apple Pay.
And back on the Mac, the checkout process confirms when the payment is received as normal:
And on the iPad (the iPhone will look the same) where you don’t need an Apple Watch to authenticate:
Apple Pay is already available on Apple.com as you would expect, and several other sites including WarbyParker.com, lululemon.com, Staples.com and tons of stores online based on their payment backend.
Stripe also has a handy demo that you can try to see Apple Pay on the web in action without spending any money. Apple has a dedicated guide for more information on using Apple Pay in stores, apps, and online.