Apple Pay

We support Apple Pay: add our card to Apple Wallet and you will be able to pay with your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

This feature works on sites with 'Buy with Apple Pay' button and in the stores with the following icons:

Important:

  • you need to confirm every payment with your fingerprint
  • you do not need to be online: the payment will be executed even in the airplane mode
  • you can activate and use Apple Pay for free.

Apple Pay Requirements

1. Yandex.Money Wallet. Start a Wallet

2. Virtual or plastic Yandex.Money card.

  • Virtual card is issued instantly: just push the button in the Bank Cards section.
  • Plastic card is delivered by post or with delivery guy: it is also issued under the Bank Cards section.

The balance of your Yandex.Money account and any of your Yandex.Money cards is one and the same thing.

3. Apple device supporting Apple Pay.

List of devices

For payments at ordinary stores:

  • iPhone SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and later models
  • Apple Watch (first-gen), Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and later models.

For payments online:

  • iPhone SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and later models
  • iPad mini 3, mini 4, Air 2, Pro (12.9" and 9.7"), and later models
  • Mac 2012 and later versions with an eligible iPhone or iPad signed in with the same Apple ID.

Check your operation system version: not earlier than 10.1 for iOS, 3 for watchOS, 10.12 for macOS.

Activating Apple Pay

You have two options: activate it under your Apple Wallet or via our app. Our app makes it quicker: you won't have to enter your card details.

Via Yandex.Money App

  1. Download or update your Yandex.Money app. You need its any version not earlier than 5.1.
  2. Push Add to Apple Wallet in the Wallet section near your plastic or virtual card number.
  3. Enter text message password: you will get the message at the number linked with your Wallet.

Video guide on YouTube

In Apple Wallet

  • If you activate Apple Pay in your iPhone, open the Apple Wallet application.
  • If you activate Apple Pay in Apple Watch: open the Watch app in the iPhone it is connected with and navigate to the Watch and Apple Pay section.
  • If you activate Apple Pay in your iPad: open the Settings app and navigate to the Wallet and Apple Pay section.

Push Add debit or credit card and specify your Yandex.Money card details. Enter text message password: you will get the message at the number linked with your Wallet.

Video guide on the Apple site

The card added to your Apple Wallet first will become primary: all purchases will be paid for with this card. You can change your primary card under the Settings (for iPhone or iPad) or the Watch app (for Apple Watch). In both cases, you need either Wallet or Apple Pay section.

Paying with Apple Pay

At Stores and Coffee Shops, with iPhone

Put your finger on Touch ID and hold your phone near the reader. Get the receipt.

Money will be debited from your card set as primary. If you want to pay with another card, do not put your finger on Touch ID straight away: first, hold your smartphone near the reader and tap the card image. Your device will suggest you to select another card from your Apple Wallet.

Video guide on the Apple site

At Stores and Coffee Shops, with Apple Watch

  1. Push your Apple Watch's side button twice.
  2. Hold your Apple Watch screen near the reader.
  3. A slight vibration signifies the payment is made—get the payment receipt.

Money will be debited from your card set as primary. If you want to pay with another card, do not push the side button right away: hold your Apple Phone near the reader and tap the card image on the screen. Your device will suggest you to select another card from your Apple Wallet.

Online Using iPhone or iPad

  1. Push the button 'Buy' with an Apple Pay icon on it: you can find this button in applications for iOS and on sites viewed with Safari.
  2. Then confirm the payment with Touch ID on your phone or tablet.

Money will be debited from your card set as primary. If you want to pay with another card, do not put your finger on Touch ID right away: tap the card image first—it will appear on your phone or tablet screen. Your device will suggest you to select another card from your Apple Wallet.

About PIN: you need to specify your card's PIN at the regular stores, if the payment amount exceeds 1,000 rubles.

  • You create the PIN for your plastic card upon its activation.
  • You receive the PIN in a text message for your virtual card upon adding it to Apple Wallet.

You can change any card's PIN on our site or in our mobile app.

Issues with Phone or Card

Phone Gone Lost

Turn on Lost Mode on the Apple site immediately: Apple Pay will be blocked on this device. You do not need to block your cards added to Apple Wallet.

If you got a new SIM card, do not forget to change the phone number linked with your Wallet.

Payment Won't Go Through

Possible reasons:

  • the reader does not support contactless payments
  • not enough money in your Wallet; you need to add money to it
  • you hit one of the Yandex.Money limits
  • your Yandex.Money card expired (virtual card expires in one year, plastic card expires in 3 years)
  • you are paying somewhere outside of Russia and your user status is anonymous; in this case, you need to upgrade it.

If neither of these reasons is the case, write to us.

Card Expired

When the card you added for Apple Pay expires, issue a new one and add it to Apple Wallet.

You can delete the outdated one under the Settings (for iPhone or iPad) or the Watch app (for Apple Watch). In both cases, you need either Wallet or Apple Pay section.