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There’s a good chance that you’ve forgotten about this app. It used to be known as Passbook, and it’s an app may iOS users forget about. If you look into all the apps you have on your iOS device, you’ll find it sooner or later. Every app has a right to be used, and Wallet is no different. Some may not bother with the app because they may not know how to use it and aren’t aware of what it can do for you. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading, you’ll know how to use and add passes in Wallet app on iPhone.
Add Passes in Wallet App
1. Add a Pass by Scanning a Code
In the app’s welcome screen one an option you have to add a pass. All you have to do is tap on the Scan code link at the bottom. The only drawback is that it’s not compatible with every barcode you may want to use.
But, that’s not a problem since that can easily be fixed by installing the Pss2U Wallet ( a Free app). It will give you access to unsupported barcodes and make the app fun again.
2. Add Passes in Wallet from a Pass File
Last but not least you have the option of adding a pass from a Pass file. For example, whenever you book a flight you always get an Email with all your information. Look for that Email and see if the Email has an attachment with a .PKPASS extension.
If you see it, tap it to download it. You should see a preview of the pass and there should also be an Add button as well. This is also possible on Android but you’re going to need an app like passbook.
3. Add a Pass from a Supported App
If the first option doesn’t convince you can try an app. Another option you’re going to find on the app’s welcome screen is an option to find Apps for Wallet.
Choose the one you want to install and search for the ¨add to wallet¨ option it will have. If you can’t find it be patient, it’s there somewhere. The location is going to depend on what app you use.
Tap where it says to add and you should now see the information appear in your Wallet. It will ask you to confirm your request.
4. Arrange Your Passes in Order of Use
The app will arrange your passes in the order to added them but sometimes it’s better to have them in order of use. That way the one you need at the moment will always be right there.
You can do this by tapping, holding and dropping the pass in the right location. If you notice that you can’t drag the pass, hold your finger on the pass for a few seconds and then drag it.
How to Delete, View and Share a Pass
If you want to see the details of the pass tap on it and tap again to return it to the stack. To see all the information on the pass make sure you have it full view. To get extra information on your pass tap on the i at the bottom.
You don’t have to go very far to share your pass since the option is also in the information section. Tap on the Share Pass and choose how you want to share it.
Right below the sharing option is the Delete Pass option. The passes won’t be deleted automatically, so to avoid clutter it’s a good idea to erase ay passes you know you don’t need anymore.
Get Quick Access to Your Wallet
By double-tapping on the home button, you can get access to your wallet. This feature isn’t on by default so you’re going to have to enable it. You can do this by going to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay and toggling it on.
If it’s not there, you can try Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Allow Access When Locked. Another way to get access to your wallet is by swiping left to right on a pass on your Lock screen.
As you can see that this is one very useful app. Why many overlook it is a mystery to me but it’s definitely worth a try. It will help you stay on top of things and organized.
So, if the last thing you want to do is install another app, this one is already on your iOS device anyway. Do you think that you’ll give it a try? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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