Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Declutter your Wallet with iPhone's PassBook feature

We have too many cards to carry with us these days apart from the debit/credit cards. Some of those cards are Loyalty cards, Reward cards, Airline Cards, Gift Cards, Store Cards, Coupons, Tickets etc. iPhone's new built-in app named PassBook (A Virtual wallet) can help you to declutter your wallet and store all your cards digitally in a single place. In order to use the PassBook effectually, you need to add your cards to the PassBook. Let me show you how to add the Starbucks Card to your PassBook.

  • Tap on the PassBook App.
  • To add Starbucks Card to PassBook, you first need to download the Starbucks app. Hence tap on the "Apps for PassBook", which will direct you to the App Store and show all the apps that are compatible with PassBook.
  • Install the Starbucks App. Open the Starbucks app and sign in to your Starbucks account. You can enter the numbers on the back of your original starbucks card into the app and the added card will be shown.
  • Tap on the Manage button, and tap on Add Card to PassBook.
  •  Go to PassBook and you can see the Starbucks card added to PassBook.

If you have added your favorite store locations in your starbucks account, once you enter the store, the iPhone uses its location services to know where you are and display you the right card (now starbucks card) on your lock screen before you even think about the card. You can show the barcode to them and get your coffee.. Usually the Pass displayed will contain a barcode for scanning, some additional information like balance, expiration date etc based on the type of the card.

Note: The process of adding cards to the PassBook is different from one company to the other. But once the respective app is downloaded it's easy to add the card by following the onscreen instructions.

1 comment:

  1. Can you please help me in adding the Square Wallet app into Passbook?