Can you use Apple Pay in India in 2024?

Are you wondering whether you can use Apple Pay in India or not in 2024? Don’t worry, this article answers everything to clear your doubts.

Apple Pay is a contactless mobile payment service from Apple itself using which you can make payments online without using physical cards. In India, you must be familiar with apps like Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm – and Apple Pay works similarly.

However, this technology is one of the most desired features in India and if you are wondering whether you can use Apple Pay in this country or not, this guide has everything you need to know.

Is Apple Pay available in India?

At the time of writing, Apple Pay is not available in India. However, there has been a leak which gives us an idea of the potential release date of the service in this country.

When will Apple Pay come to India?

According to the leak, Apple Pay is expected to launch in India with the release of iOS 18. This means we can expect the service to launch in September 2024, around the time of the Apple Event this year.

However, you must take this info with a pinch of salt, as the official Apple Pay release date for India is not out yet and it’s subject to change at any time.

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Why is Apple Pay not in India yet?

There are three reasons why Apple Pay hasn’t made its way to India yet:

  1. UPI integration
  2. Massive competition in the Indian digital payment space
  3. Local storage of data

However, things can change at any given moment, and if the leak is true, we might be able to use Apple Pay India.

Which banks will support Apple Pay in India?

According to the leak, only HDFC credit and debit cards will be supported, including both VISA and Mastercard. These cards must also have ‘Tap to Pay’ enabled.

If this gets implemented successfully, we might get to see other banks joining the bandwagon eventually.

Frequently Asked Questions (People also ask)

Q. Is Apple Pay accepted in India?

A. Apple is not offering Apple Pay in India yet.

Q. Does Apple accept UPI in India?

A. Yes, you may add funds to your Apple Account balance using UPI Autopay.

Q. Which countries can use Apple Pay?

A. Outside of the US, countries like Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The United States, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City, and Vietnam use Apple Pay.

Q. Can you add an Indian debit card to Apple Pay?

A. As of yet, no you cannot.

Q. Can you use Apple Pay internationally?

A. Yes, you can.


And that’s everything about Apple Pay India. We will make sure to update this page with more info as soon as we find them.

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