Can You Use Apple Pay on Amazon? Sort of… Here’s the Deal

What to Know

  • Amazon claims to accept Apple Pay on a vendor-by-vendor basis, but I wasn't able to find any vendors that take Apple Pay. 
  • If you don't see the option to purchase an item with Apple Pay, an easy workaround is to pay with your Apple Card instead.
  • You can also transfer Apple Cash to your bank account.

So, does Amazon accept Apple Pay? Yes, Amazon accepts digital wallet payments from Apple Pay, Visa Checkout, and Masterpass, but it's up to individual vendors to enable the feature. There are a few ways you can use your Apple Wallet to make Amazon purchases. If the vendor doesn't accept Apple Pay, you can set up your Apple Card on Amazon as an alternative payment option. Here's how to use Apple Pay on Amazon.

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Note: Paying with digital wallets reduces the risk of fraud because you don't need to enter your card details to make a purchase. So, by using Apple Pay whenever possible, you're already ahead of the game.

How to Use Apple Card on Amazon on an iPhone & iPad

This section has been bumped to the top because it seems that Amazon has made it much more difficult to use Apple Pay on Amazon. You can use cards in your digital wallet on Amazon, though. Just add your Apple Card as a payment method on Amazon first. Here's how to add your Apple Card to Amazon:

  1. Open the Amazon app, and tap the account icon at the bottom of the screen.

    amazon account icon on iphone
  2. Tap Your Account.

    Tap Your Account
  3. Scroll down and tap Your Payments.

    amazon online payments with apple pay
  4. In the Wallet tab, tap +Add (it's small text to the right of Cards & accounts).

    tap the plus sign to add a card to the amazon account
  5. Select Add a credit or debit card.

    amazon add credit card
  6. Enter your card information (if you don't know your Apple Card number, open Wallet, tap the credit card icon in the upper right, and copy the number, then return to the Amazon app and paste it in).
  7. If you want to automatically use your Apple Card when you check out, tap the box next to Set as default payment method

    set default amazon credit card
  8. Tap Save. You will see a message that the payment method was successfully added.
  9. If you set your Apple Card as the default payment method, Amazon will now automatically bill that card. If you didn't set your card as the default, tap Payment Information.

    choose apple pay payment method for amazon
  10. Select your Apple Card and then tap Continue.

    choose payment method for apple pay on amazon
  11. Complete the checkout process as normal.

That's all there is to it! Now, you should be set up to use your Apple Card where Apple Pay is not yet enabled. 

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How to Use Apple Pay on Amazon on Your iPhone

Note: I scouted around various Amazon vendors for almost an hour (including Apple!) and was unable to find a vendor that accepted Apple Pay. However, the Amazon website still claims that vendors can accept Apple Pay. Why is this happening? I don't know! But, please let me know in the comments if you find one or more vendors that accept Apple Pay on Amazon.

First, set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, if you haven't already done so. You can only use Apple Pay on Amazon if you've linked a debit or credit card to your iPhone's Wallet app. 

  1. Open the Amazon app.
  2. Add items to your cart and go to checkout.
  3. If the vendor accepts Apple Pay, you'll see it under payment options. Select Apple Pay.
  4. Check your order details, then use Face ID or Touch ID to confirm the purchase.

If you don't see the option to pay with Apple Pay, this means the vendor doesn't have Apple Pay enabled. 

How to Transfer Apple Cash to Your Bank

If you don't have an Apple Card, you can instead transfer Apple Cash to a bank account. Once you've done this, you'll be able to use your debit card on Amazon to make purchases as usual. And that's how you use an Apple Card to make purchases on Amazon. Next, learn how to download Amazon Prime videos on your MacBook.

For more great Apple Wallet tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day


  • Can I use my Apple Wallet to make online purchases? Yes, we have an article about how to use Apple Pay to pay online, although not every website accepts Apple Pay. 
  • How do I use Apple Pay in a store? We've written a tutorial on how to use Apple Pay in stores; it's easy! All you have to do is open the Wallet app, choose the card you want to use, then hold the card near the reader. 
  • How do I upload tickets to Apple Wallet? You can add tickets, boarding passes, and more to your Apple Wallet by scanning the bar or QR code and following a few simple steps. Check out our tutorial on how to add tickets and boarding passes to Apple Wallet for more details. 

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Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
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