How to Use Apple Wallet: Add Tickets, Boarding Passes & More (2023)

Can I add a QR code to my Apple Wallet? Yes, you can add passes to your digital wallet, then use the pass with a bar or QR code.

Did you know you can add tickets to the Apple Wallet app? Your iPhone's digital wallet can hold movie and event tickets, boarding passes, coupons, rewards cards, and more. 

Related: How to Use Apple Pay in Safari on iPhone

The iPhone Wallet app allows users to add Apple Wallet passes, digital versions of tickets, boarding passes, coupons, and more. This helps you keep your important cards and tickets all in one place and shows you all the information you need about each item, including the expiration date, balance, boarding information for a flight, or event times and locations. Let's go over how to add tickets to your Apple Wallet; check out our free Tip of the Day for more great Apple Wallet tutorials.

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How to Add Tickets to Apple Wallet with Barcode or QR Code

Before you can add tickets to your iPhone's digital wallet, you need to set up Apple Pay on your iPhone. Once you've done this, you can add passes a few different ways. The first method is to scan a QR code. To do this:

  1. Open the Wallet app.

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  2. Tap Get to enable Apple Wallet passes. 

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  3. Tap Scan Code to upload the affiliated ticket to your Apple Wallet. 

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  4. Hold your iPhone still with the QR code centered in the frame when the scanner opens.
  5. The code will scan and be automatically added to your Apple Wallet.

How to Add Tickets to Apple Wallet without Barcode or QR Code

If you don't have a code, you can still add passes to your iPhone's digital wallet. To do this:

  1. Open the Wallet app.

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  2. Tap Get to enable Apple Wallet passes. 

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  3. Tap Find Apps for Wallet to download or open the app that links your digital wallet to your ticket.

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  4. Select the app affiliated with your ticket or pass, and open or download it. 

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  5. Tap Add to Apple Wallet from the affiliated app.
  6. Tap Add

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Another way to add tickets to your digital wallet is to tap Wallet notifications when your Apple Pay transaction is complete. You can also share your ticket, pass, or coupon to yourself using the Mail or Messages app, or with AirDrop. Some airlines also allow you to add boarding passes to your Apple Wallet when you check in for your flight. Next, learn how to add a transit card to your Apple Wallet or how to refill it directly from the Maps app.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.