Here is a guide on how to add gift cards and tickets to your iPhone’s Wallet. When we are attending concerts, plane trips or anything requiring a ticket, we always worry about losing or misplacing it and missing our event. Fortunately, most companies are using
Fortunately, most companies are using digital tickets that are able to be added to Wallet on the iPhone. You are also able to gift cards you frequently use or would like to digitize and all can be done with just a few taps.
How to Add Tickets and Gift Cards to Wallet in iOS
Here are the steps to take in order to get new items added to your Wallet for your use.
Watch the above video for more information on adding gift cards and tickets to Wallet in iOS.
Add Tickets and Gift Cards to Your Wallet
To use the example of a concert, we frequently receive tickets in the mail or digitally through email. Not all ticket sellers utilize digital tickets yet the good majority I use have provided tickets that can be used in Wallet.
When you open your email with your ticket attachment on your iPhone, you will be able to see if the items can be added to Wallet. The tickets will usually designate as Mobile Tickets if they are able to be added. You should also notice the icon for Wallet on the tickets as a visual indicator.
If you tap the event pass, you will see a digital ticket with barcode or QR code as well as the event information. You can then tap Add in the top right corner of the screen to add this item to Wallet.
Now when you attend the event in question, you will not need to print anything out yet simply open Wallet and present your digital tickets to be scanned. You can also designate for each ticket to be Suggested on Lock Screen. This will display your ticket on your Lock screen when you are in the area of the venue or near the time of the event.
The same process can be used to add gift cards to Wallet for easy use and access. To add one of these passes to Wallet, tap the plus button in the top right-hand corner of the Passes section. From there you will be able to add items with scannable Codes or access Apps in the App Store that utilize Wallet.
If you would like to have your Starbucks card show up in Wallet, download and install the Starbucks App and log in to your account. You will be able to access your gift cards in the app and then tap Add to allow them to be usable in Wallet.
These methods of digitally adding our usual printed tickets and gift cards is an extremely helpful and forward thinking from Apple. You can also use the Apple Pay service with your bank’s debit cards and this again solidifies the future of digital commerce using our phones as our Wallets.