How to Send & Request Money from the Wallet App (iOS 16)

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Group dinners can be fun, but sometimes splitting the bill can almost spoil the meal. For iPhone owners, sending and requesting money via their Apple Wallet is a great way to send payments to friends, family, and co-workers. It also helps you to avoid having to download a third-party payment app. Read on to learn how to send and request funds in your Apple Wallet.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Use Apple Cash as a secure and easy payment method from your Apple Wallet. 
  • Easily request and send payments to fellow iPhone owners, so you never have to get a headache at the end of a group dinner again.

How to Send & Request Money with Apple Cash from the Wallet App

Note: To use Apple Cash, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States.

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So, how do you pay someone with Apple Cash? First, make sure you have a credit or debit card linked to your Apple Wallet so you can use this feature. Then, follow the steps below to learn how to send and request funds:

  1. Open the Wallet app and tap your Apple Cash card.

    How to pay with Apple Cash from Apple Wallet
  2. Tap Send or Request.

  3. Enter the name of the contact you want to send money to or request money from. Tap to select their name once you see it appear.

  4. Alternatively, you can also tap the plus icon to select a contact from your contact list.

  5. Once you have selected a contact, tap Next.

  6. Type in the amount of money you want to send. In smaller text beneath the amount you've entered, you can also see your available Apple Cash balance.

  7. If you want to send money to your friend, tap Send.

  8. If you want to request payment from your friend, tap Request

  9. Now you'll be taken to the Messages app to send your payment or request for payment. If you want to add a comment to your sent or requested funds, type a comment in the text field.

  10. Tap Send to send your payment amount or payment request.

Now you can easily send and receive money from others. The next time you are out with friends for dinner and split the bill, don't forget to use Apple Cash! Say goodbye to headaches from splitting checks!

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Belinda Sanmiguel

Belinda is a passionate digital marketer and content writer who loves creating unforgettable experiences for audiences with compelling copywriting and other forms of media. She used to live in England, has traveled to over 15 countries, and loves swimming in the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys planning women's events and trying new restaurants in Chicago.