Apple Pay Cash begins to be available to users in Spain, arriving in this way in a quite silent way since it has been really a surprise when it has come to the editorial office different screenshots of a user who had managed to activate this service after getting into Messages and leaving a notice that he could already configure Apple Pay Cash. It is worth mentioning that this user is in iOS 11.2.1 and not in a beta.
iOS 11.2 arrived with Apple Pay Cash but only for the USA, although it was present in all devices with this version of iOS, having to be activated by Apple when the test in the USA was over and it seems that they are already starting to activate it in the different terminals , although it can be said that most of the users we have asked have confirmed that it does not give them the option of activating Apple Pay Cash but this user who has provided us with the information does have it activated. This means that in the next few hours will open up the range to the rest of the users who are on iOS 11.2.
The configuration system is quite simple. In addition to obviously accepting the conditions you must also photograph your ID on both sides and enter your social security number l. Basically what we do when we want to open a bank account. When we do this, we will already have in Wallet the card that we will be able to be reloaded to proceed to the sending of money using Messages.
As I mentioned, Apple Pay Cash will allow us to send money using the Messaging application to our acquaintances who also have this service activated. This functionality replaces applications like Bizum that allow us to do the same. Now, if you’re out with your friends and have to post part of your dinner, all you have to do is send an iMessage with your iPhone or Apple Watch itself. Now, if you’re sending money to someone via Messaging and they don’t have the service activated, the app obviously won’t let you use Apple Pay Cash.
When your friend receives the message with the money, it will be added to his virtual card that can be refunded to his bank account , basically how PayPal works. We will have to wait to see if it ends up being activated for all users in Spain in the next few hours or days, and of course, we will tell you our experience with this new service.
Thanks to Raul for the information to make this article.