How to Activate Your Apple Card without an iPhone

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Apple Card is a new credit card from Apple that makes it easier than ever to manage your finances. With Apple Card, you can earn cash back on purchases, track spending, and pay your balance with just a few taps. Plus, you get access to exclusive offers and discounts from select retailers.

If you’re looking to activate your new Apple Card without an iPhone, don’t worry — it’s easy to do! The first step is to open the packaging that has your Apple Card inside. Once it’s open, log into the Wallet app on any compatible device (iPhone, iPad or Mac). Once logged in, tap the “Activate Your Card” button from the main dashboard. You will then be asked to enter your card informaion (name and billing address) before being prompted to authenticate via Face ID or Touch ID. After authentication is complete, you will be asked to review and agree to the terms and conditions of use for Apple Card.

Once thse steps are complete, you will be ready to start using your Apple Card! You can make purchases with the physical card or add it as a payment method in apps and online stores. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also add your Apple Card as a payment method in Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.

We hope this guide has been helpful for those who want to activate their Apple Card without an iPhone! For more information about managing and using your Apple Card, check out our article here.

Alternative Methods for Activating an Apple Card

Yes, there is another way to activate your Apple Card. You can activate it using the iCloud website. Go to and sign in with your Apple ID. On the left side of the page, select Wallet and click on Activate Your Card. Enter the activation code that’s printed on your card packaging, then follow the instructions on screen to finish activating your card.

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Activating a Physical Apple Card on an iPad

Yes, you can activate a physical Apple Card on iPad. To do this, open the Wallet app on your iPad and tap the plus sign in the top right corner. From there, select “Add Card” and then select “Apply for Apple Card.” You will then be prompted to enter your information and verify your identity with Face ID or Touch ID. Once you have completed the application process, you will receive a physical Apple Card in the mail within 7-10 business days that you can activate usng your iPad.

Activating a Card Without Possession

Unfortunately, it is not possble to activate a credit card without having it in your possession. The best way to activate your card is to call the customer service line provided by the issuing bank or financial institution. You will likely need to provide some personal information, such as your name, address, and Social Security number, in order to verify your identity before activating the card. Once your identity has been verified, you will be able to activate the card over the phone. Additionally, many banks and financial institutions offer online account management tools that allow you to activate a new credit card without calling customer service. This can be done on their website or through an app on your smartphone.

Bypassing Apple Card Verification

To bypass Apple Card verification, you can eiter create a new Apple ID without providing credit card information or use your existing Apple ID and remove the credit card payment method from it. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ on your device, select your name at the top of the menu, and then tap ‘iTunes & App Store’. From there, select your Apple ID and then tap ‘View Apple ID’. You will be asked to enter your password to authenticate. Once authenticated, scroll down and select ‘Payment Information’. You will then be able to change or remove your payment information. Select ‘None’ as your payment type and you’re all set!

Does the Physical Apple Card Require a PIN?

No, the physical Apple Card does not have a PIN. Instead, payments with the Apple Card are authenticated by Face ID, Touch ID, or a secure passcode. The card also doesn’t have a card number, security code, or expiration date.

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Adding a Physical Card to Apple Wallet

Yes, you can add a physical card to Apple Wallet. To do this, open the Wallet app on your iPhone and tap ‘Transit Card’. From there, you can choose a card from the list provided or search for one by its name or location. Once you have chosen a card, tap ‘Continue’ to add it to your Wallet. You will then be able to use it for payments and other features in accordance with the terms and conditions of your selected card.

Can You Use a Physical Apple Card in Stores?

Yes, you can use the physical Apple Card in stores. You can use it to make purchases at any store that accepts Mastercard. To pay with your physical Apple Card, just present it to the cashier and sign for your purchase. If a store requires a PIN, you can quickly generate one within the Wallet app on your iPhone or iPad. Additionally, you can also make contactless payments with your physical Apple Card by holding it near a card reader at participating merchants.


The Apple Card is an easy and secure way to make purchases and manage your finances. It provdes a variety of features such as cashback rewards, no annual fees, and a low-interest rate. Activating the card is simple and can be done in a few steps from the Wallet app. With the Apple Card, you can enjoy a safe and convenient way to make payments and manage your money.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.