25 iPhone tips and tricks for 2017

19. Ditch your wallet and use Apple Pay

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    You can use Apple Pay at most payment terminals in the US.
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Retailers across the country have embraced mobile payment systems, which guard against identity theft and fuse the increasingly seamless phone and wallet into one package. Apple takes you through a simple and secure process to input any payment cards into the Wallet app.

The next time you see a little Apple Pay icon near a pay terminal, simply open the Wallet app, select a card, and tap it on the sensor of a card reader.

Apple Pay also works with a barcode reader to store airplane tickets and movie stubs for safekeeping.

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