How to Add Apple Pay to Shopify

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Apple Pay, not to be confused with Apple Pay Cash, is a convenient way for customers to make purchases via your online store. Here’s our quick and easy guide on how to enable Apple Pay on your Shopify store.

How does Apple Pay work?

When a customer is transacting using Apple Pay, they don’t have to manually enter payment details. They simply have to tap the Apple Pay logo or Apple Pay button, which will then prompt for identity verification.

Luckily for Shopify store owners, there is no extra cost for accepting Apple Pay payments.

What you need to know & do first

Here are the requirements for you to activate Apple Pay and enable the Apply Pay button:

You have to use one of the following payment providers:

  • Shopify payments (best choice if you can get accepted)
  • Braintree
  • First Data Payeezy
  • Stripe
  • Authorize.net
  • CyberSource

Take note of the following:

  • Apple Pay is available to any store that has access to Shopify Payments
  • Apple Pay support for Shopify subscriptions is only available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for Visa and Mastercards.
  • You need to have a valid SSL activated on your store domain.
  • You must adhere to Apple’s Acceptable User Guidelines.
  • Apple Pay isn’t available to merchants located in France who use Shopify Payments.
  • For customers to see the Apple Pay button, they must use Safari on iOS 12.1 or macOS 10.14.1 on one of the following devices: iPhone (SE, 6, 6 Plus, or newer), iPad (Pro, Air 2, mini 3, or newer), Apple Watch, MacBook Pro with Touch ID, and any Mac model (2012 or newer) plus they must have an Apple Pay-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch.

Benefits of adding Apple Pay to your Shopify store

  1. Improved Checkout Experience: Apple Pay simplifies the checkout process by allowing customers to complete their purchase with just a touch or glance. This eliminates the need for customers to manually enter their payment and shipping information, making the checkout process faster and more convenient.
  2. Increased Conversion Rates: By simplifying the checkout process, Apple Pay can help reduce cart abandonment and increase conversion rates. Customers are more likely to complete their purchase when the checkout process is quick and easy.
  3. Enhanced Security: Apple Pay uses a method called tokenization to secure transactions. This means that instead of transmitting your actual card details to the merchant, Apple Pay uses a device-specific number and a unique transaction code. Furthermore, your card details are never stored on your device or on Apple’s servers, making Apple Pay a secure payment option.
  4. Customer Preference: With the growing popularity of mobile shopping, offering Apple Pay as a payment option can enhance customer satisfaction. Many customers prefer using Apple Pay because it’s fast, easy, and secure.
  5. Competitive Advantage: Offering Apple Pay as a payment option can give your Shopify store a competitive edge. It shows that your business is modern and customer-centric, and it can help attract customers who prefer to use Apple Pay.

Steps to add Apple Pay to your Shopify store using Shop Pay

Enabling Apple Pay is quite simple when using Shopify Payments, but the process varies slightly depending on what device you’re using:


  1. Go to your Shopify dashboard, then go to Settings > Payments.
  1. Go to the Shopify Payments section (at the top) and then click Manage.
shopify payments manage
  1. Scroll down and ensure the Apple Pay option in the wallets section is enabled.
choose apply pay
  1. Click Save.


  1. Open the Shopify app, then go to Store > Settings.
  2. Select Payments under Store settings.
  3. Go to the credit card payment provider section and then click Manage.
  4. Scroll down and ensure the Apple Pay option in the wallets section is enabled.
  5. Click Save.


Simply repeat the same steps for iPhone.

Video tutorial for adding Apply Pay to Shopify 2023

What countries is Shopify Payments (Apple Pay) available for?

Shopify Payments is the gateway that allows you to add Apple Pay to your store. It is available for many countries, all of which are the following:

How to set up Apple Pay for other payment providers

  1. Go to the Shopify dashboard and go to Settings > Payments
  2. Go to the Additional payment methods section
  3. Follow the settings on your chosen payment provider and make sure they have Apply Pay enabled. Some payment providers may not allow it, so it’s best if you go into their settings and see what they offer.

Final thoughts

If you start to accept Apple Pay, then you’ll be giving your customers a new option that they’ll love and appreciate. If you’re unsure of any of the steps we’ve provided, be sure to get in contact with Shopify’s support team.

If you get stuck, and find it’s not set up properly, go check Shopify’s Apply Pay guide to learn more.

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Jason Clarke

Building Shopify stores for 8 years. Built 2 Shopify apps. Crazy about marketing and SEO.

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