How to Add a Boarding Pass to Apple Wallet

Navigating the airport can be a long and stressful process, especially when it comes to keeping your boarding pass handy. Paper passes can be hard to keep up with and easy to lose and forget. Thankfully, you can access your pass with just a tap of your finger. We will show you how to add your boarding pass to Apple Wallet.

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Adding a Boarding Pass in Apple Wallet through an Airline App

Before doing these steps, make sure you have downloaded or updated your airline app. We will be using the United Airlines app for the steps below, but each airline app may vary on steps. If you haven't done so already, create or log in to your account. Then, check in using your name and flight confirmation number. Once complete, you will able to view your boarding pass and itinerary. Then, proceed to the following steps:

  1. Open the airline app.

  2. Tap Boarding Pass.

  3. Tap Add to Apple Wallet.

  4. Tap Add.


If there's no option to add your boarding pass to Apple Wallet, contact the airline that issued your boarding pass to check if they support boarding passes in the Wallet app. For more tips on how your iPhone can make travel easier, check out our free Tip of the Day.

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Adding a Boarding Pass in Apple Wallet through Email

If you've checked in online, make sure you click on the box telling the airline to email your boarding pass to you. If you're using your Apple email address, your boarding pass should already be added to Apple Wallet though your iPhone. If you're using a different email address, follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to your email account.
  2. Locate and click on your check in email.
  3. At the bottom of the email, open the attachment. 
  4. In the attachment, tap Add to Apple Wallet.

  5. Tap Add.


How to Remove a Boarding Pass from Apple Wallet

Let's say the travel period has passed and that you don't need your boarding pass anymore. What do you do? Here are the steps for deleting a boarding pass from Apple Wallet. 

  1. Open the Wallet app.

  2. Tap your boarding pass.

  3. Tap the More icon.

  4. Tap Remove Pass.

  5. To confirm, tap Remove.


Now you know how to add a boarding pass to your Apple Wallet! For easy access, you can open your Apple Wallet from your Lock Screen. Next, learn how to cancel an Apple Pay payment, and how to get cash back with Apple Pay.  

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.