I'm trying to set up my Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) to use Apple Pay. All of the tutorials online say you need to go into your iPhone or Apple Watch under Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and enable the "Allow Payments on Mac" setting. I have an iPad with Touch ID running iOS 12.0.1 (latest version to date), but I do not see this option under Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay. Also, I have my Mac and iPad successfully paired together with Bluetooth.

Is it possible to set up Apple Pay on my Mac with my iPad?

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Are you logged in with the same Apple ID on both your iPad and MacBook?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Oct 15, 2018 at 20:28
  • Yes, I am logged in with the same Apple ID on both devices. Oct 15, 2018 at 20:32
  • Possibly relevant... I am using a Sandbox Apple ID as I have been trying to test an Apple Pay implementation on a website. I found someone who reported a similar issue but no resolution noted: forums.developer.apple.com/thread/76681 -- Upon second glance they linked to a stack overflow post which was resolved with the answer that you cannot do this on an iPad (only iPhone and Apple Watch). Oct 15, 2018 at 20:35

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It appears that it is not possible to use Apple Pay on a non-touch ID Macbook with an iPad. Per this post linked below as well as Apple who specifies "iPhone or Apple Watch" and does not specify iPad at all in relation to older Macbooks being compatible with Apple Pay.

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