What is the Wallet app for? To pay with Apple Pay, right? Yes, it’s true, but it serves a lot more. Just like the physical wallet we carry with us in our pocket, we can save way more than debit or credit cards in the Wallet app (formerly Wallet) from our iPhone. And that opens the doors to a lot of possibilities.
Tickets to different locations, maps, keys and more are some of the options. And that’s not to mention that in the United States, the possibility of saving the driver’s license in the application is already being deployed. Something that is not yet available in Europe, but should arrive sooner or later and contribute to the physical wallet is increasingly replaced by our iPhone.
Anything with a QR code is likely to end up in the wallet
We have already said that we can use the Cartera app to pay thanks to the fact that with Apple Pay we can add credit and debit cards from almost any bank in Europe. This allows us to also pay on the web and when we do so, as long as the merchant in question has activated this option, we can track the package directly in the Wallet app. A very comfortable option to avoid having to resort to tracking numbers and the web or third-party applications to know when the order will arrive.
Additionally, all transactions we make with Apple Pay in the Wallet app are reflected and recorded for about a month. Thanks to her we can very easily consult the movements without having to go to the bank’s app which, too often, does not offer us the best interface for any request.
In addition to using credit or debit cards, we may use other types of cards, such as tickets and tickets. Cinema tickets, concert tickets, plane, boat or train tickets, transport tickets or restaurant reservations are just some of the options available to us. Basically, any item with a QR code is likely to end up in the Wallet app.
It is the same with the loyalty cards for supermarkets and shops, with the client cards of a gymnasium, swimming pool or library and practically everything that can happen to us. Here the Wallet app is postulated as something really interesting because all of a sudden it ends up with dozens of passes, vouchers and the like that clutter a traditional wallet, but here they don’t even take no space.
Beyond cards, in the Wallet app we can also carry keys. can store keys for different models of smart locks HomeKit, with which we only have to bring our iPhone to the door of our house to open it. We can share these keys with other people so that anyone who needs to enter can do so.
In the same way, We can also take our car keys. It is true that initially, few models and brands incorporated this possibility, but the option is gradually widening. As with house keys, we can share them with other people and do so by controlling what they can do with them. Thus, we can authorize a child to open the car to wait inside at a certain time without having the possibility of starting it, for example.
The Wallet application (before iOS 16 Wallet) goes far beyond allowing us to comfortably pay for our purchases. The flexibility that QR codes provide, coupled with a good app to manage them and make sense of them, means that we can forget the physical wallet many times. On our iPhone we have everything we need.
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