Does Target Take Apple Pay? (2024)

Apple Pay is a popular system used by many people to make payments at stores and online without needing access to their physical credit cards or cash and can be used with Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. Unfortunately, not all major retailers have made their stores and sites compatible with Apple Pay. So, does Target accept Apple Pay? The short answer is, yes!

Related: Does Walmart Take Apple Pay?

Target & Apple Pay: What to Know

It's interesting to note that this is a change from the past, as when Apple Pay was first introduced, Target did not allow its use. It's also important to be aware that while Target now accepts Apple Pay and other contactless digital wallets in its stores, it unfortunately still cannot be used on either the Target website or the Target mobile app.

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If you want to use Apply Pay at the Target register, just make sure that you have it fully set up on your iPhone, or other Apple Device, beforehand. If you need help with this, check out our guide on how to set up Apple Pay on your iPhone. For more information on making the best use of your Apple device's features, like Apple Pay, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

Once Apple Pay is set up on your device to use it to pay you only need to unlock your device (with FaceID set up, this will likely happen automatically), double click the side button, select the card to use (if you don't want to use the default), and, finally, hold it near the NFC reader at the checkout counter.

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Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a creative writing hobbyist, and general technology enthusiast. He has a bachelor's degree in English, and has completed National Novel Writing Month multiple times. He lives in the Austin, Texas, area with his wife, two dogs, and two cats.