Apple Pay glitch prevents adding cards on reset

Restoring your iPhone to factory settings is helpful for a lot of problems you might have, but it's also causing a significant one. Those with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will want to resist the urge to revert to factory settings for now, as a glitch is keeping Apple Pay from adding cards after a reset. The Apple Support forums have several pages of complaints about this action, and it's leading Apple to replace devices, as they've got no solution for the issue right now.

There doesn't seem to be an adequate workaround, either. Restoring from a backup doesn't get you around the problem, nor does starting fresh as if your iPhone was new.

A new phone — like, an actual new phone — seems to help. At least one user reports that getting a new phone from an Apple Store after the Genius Bar was unable to find a fix to the issue allowed for the cards to be added.

It seems there's something amiss with NFC and the factory reset. We tried a quick delete/re-add on a card currently in an Apple Pay account and had no issues.

Apple Pay is still rolling out to a wider audience, with Chevron starting to accept it at the pump beginning next year. The mobile payment solution is also getting a lot of interest form retailers, with Square promising to bring it to their customers in 2015 as well.

If you're a heavy Apple Pay user, don't do a factory reset just yet. Until Apple finds a solution for the problem, it's best to try to solve your issues via a different method first.

Source: Apple Forums

Via: 9to5Mac