Apple's iOS 17 update includes so many new features that it's hard to pinpoint every improvement. One of the new features Apple is showing off is an improved payment experience in the Wallet app.
Starting with iOS 17, iPhone users can set up recurring payments . family and friends using Apple Pay. Apple Cash now also supports automatic replenishment, so you can always maintain your balance. Check out our guide to learn how to get started.
Recurring payments are based on the Apple Cash feature in the Wallet app on iPhone. When initiating a recurring payment, Wallet allows you to set a transfer start date and repeat cycle. At launch, payments can recur weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
Discovering the new payments feature is actually a little more difficult. Apple doesn't offer you this option when you run a standard transfer in the Wallet app. Instead, it is several levels deeper “…” menu when calling up the Apple Cash card.
As the iPhone update gets into the hands of more people, it looks like Apple is starting an awareness campaign to bring more attention to recurring payments using Apple Cash. Apple hawk Aaron (@aaronp613) shared messages that are currently being implemented.
Check it out below:
Live now https://t.co/pLg6np27Pd pic.twitter.com/itAmCjGuNW
— Aaron (@aaronp613) September 29, 2023
Have you started using recurring payments yet? Venmo is still the top choice among the people I trade with, but Apple's solution looks like a great addition to the Apple Pay Family.