For UK residents, the ability to add a bus pass to Apple Wallet has streamlined the commuting experience. Whether you’re transferring an existing physical bus pass or purchasing a new one online, the process is straightforward. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Transferring Your Physical Bus Pass to iPhone:
- Open the Wallet App: Start by opening the Wallet app on your iPhone.
- Initiate the Addition: Tap the ‘Add’ button, followed by the ‘Transit Card’ option.
- Select Your Card: From the list, choose your card. If it’s not visible, you can search using the location or card name.
- Transfer Details: Tap ‘Transfer Existing Card’ and input your card number and any other necessary details.
- Physical Transfer: Place your physical bus pass on a flat surface. Rest the top of your iPhone on the card. Wait until you see ‘Card Added’ on your screen. This might take a few minutes.
2. Purchasing a Bus Pass from a Transit Agency:
- Visit the Transit Agency’s Platform: Navigate to the website or app of your desired transit agency.
- Purchase Process: Look for the option to buy a bus pass and select it.
- Add to Apple Wallet: Opt to add the purchased bus pass to your Apple Wallet.
- Follow On-Screen Instructions: Complete the purchase by adhering to the on-screen guidelines. Once done, the bus pass will be added to your Wallet.
Using Your Digital Bus Pass:
Once your bus pass is in Apple Wallet, using it is a breeze. When boarding a bus, simply hold your iPhone near the contactless reader to pay your fare.
Transit Agencies Supporting Apple Wallet Integration:
Several transit agencies in the UK have embraced this digital shift. Some of the notable ones include: