The little-known iPhone setting that saved me from a refund nightmare – take note next time you shop with Apple Pay

APPLE Pay users have been warned to be cautious when requesting a refund for goods purchased after a shopping spree.

The popular platform is used by millions of people around the world to quickly shop for things.

A simple trick will ensure you get a hassle-free refund


A simple trick will ensure you get a hassle-free refundPhoto credit: Reuters

However, be careful when trying to get a refund, as I learned firsthand on a recent trip to Primark.

Not everyone knows how Apple Pay works – and that could result in you being denied a refund.

In order to receive a refund, you will of course need the original payment method in addition to your receipt.

The cashier will check that the last four digits match those on your receipt.

The Apple Pay card number is displayed here, not your credit or debit card number.

“That’s not the same card number, I can’t give you a refund,” I was told.

Only after that did I learn about a little-known setting that may help you.

The setting will show you the Apple Pay card number next to the credit/debit card number to show to the store clerk and get your refund.

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How to get a refund with Apple Pay

Go to the Wallet app on your iPhone.

Select the card you want to use for a refund.

Tap the three dots menu icon in the top right.

Then choose card details.

Search card numberthis is your credit/debit card number.

And further down Apple Paywhich is another four digit number.

Show this at checkout and you should finally be able to get your refund.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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