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Justin Duino

Apple announced its own credit card at the beginning of 2019. Now, the Apple Card is available for a growing number of people. Here’s how to apply to get your hands on Apple’s titanium credit card.

The Silicon Valley company started rolling out the option to sign up for the Apple Card at the beginning of August 2019. As the initial rollout is only in the U.S., you might not be eligible to apply until Apple expands to your region.

As the Apple Card experience primarily resides on the iPhone, Apple requires the handset to be running iOS 12.4 or newer. That version of the OS and everything that comes after it includes support for Apple Card.

Apply for the Apple Card

When you’re ready to apply for the Apple Card, open the “Wallet” app. If you can’t find the app on your iPhone, swipe down on your homescreen and use the spotlight search to locate it.

iPhone Select Apple Wallet App

Next, tap on the “+” icon in the top right corner of the display.

iPhone Apple Wallet Add Card Button

The next screen explains that adding cards to Apple Pay allows you to make purchases with your phone and on the web. Select “Continue” to move forward.

iPhone Apple Wallet Tap Continue

If you’re eligible to apply for the Apple Card, you will see the option for the credit card listed. Choose “Apple Card” to start the process.

iPhone Wallet Select Apple Card

The Wallet app now explains what features the Apple Card offers and information about the card’s 12.99 percent to 23.99 percent interest rate. We recommend that you read the Apple Card’s rates and terms and then tap on “Continue”.

iPhone Wallet Apple Card Read Terms Tap Continue

You now need to verify some identity information. First, make sure your name, date of birth, and phone number are correct. Select “Next” to continue.

iPhone Wallet Confirm Your Information Tap Next

Second, confirm your residential address. This information is needed for billing reasons and your credit report. Tap “Next”.

iPhone Wallet Confirm Your Address

After that, enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number and then select “Next”.

iPhone Wallet Verify Your Identity

Finally, type in your annual income and then select “Next”. This information will help the bank determine the amount of credit it will give you.

iPhone Wallet Enter Annual Income

Before Goldman Sachs runs your credit, Apple provides you with the terms for the card, its privacy policy, software agreements, and more. We suggest you read through these and then select “Agree” if you consent to the legal documents.

iPhone Wallet Read and Agree to Terms and Agreements

You will now need to verify your identity using your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID. Tap “Continue” and then follow the on-screen instructions to snap a photo of the front and back of your ID.

iPhone Wallet Scan Front and Back of Photo ID

Goldman Sachs will verify all of your information and a credit check will be run. When completed, the Wallet app will state if you were approved or not. If you are, you will be shown a credit limit and APR based on your credit report.

We recommend you read Goldman Sachs’ terms and conditions. Then, tap “Accept Apple Card” to agree to the rates, terms, and conditions. If you want to reject the line of credit, select “No thanks”.

iPhone Wallet Accept Apple Card

The Wallet app will now ask if you want to make the Apple Card your default payment method for Apple Pay. You can either select “Use as default card” to use it everywhere or “Set as default later in wallet” to continue using your other cards.

iPhone Wallet Use Apple Card as Default

Once the card is added to your Wallet, tap “Continue”.

Order Your titanium Apple Card

After you’re approved for the Apple Card and it has been added to your Wallet, you will be asked if you want a physical card. Using the titanium credit card only gets you one percent back on purchases, but it’s good to have in case a business doesn’t accept mobile forms of payment.

Hit “Continue” to move forward or “No thanks” to stick to the digital-only option.

iPhone Wallet Order Titanium Apple Card Click Continue

Select “Confirm” if your shipping address is correct. The titanium card should then be mailed to you in roughly a week.

iPhone Waller App Confirm Apple Card Shipping Address

And that’s it! You can now see the Apple Card in the Wallet app. If you select it, you will be shown your total balance, how much credit is available, reports on your weekly activity, and future payments.

iPhone Apple Wallet Interface in Wallet App

Justin Duino Justin Duino
Justin Duino is the Technical Content Editor for How-To Geek. He has spent the last decade writing about Android, smartphones, and other mobile technology. In addition to his written work, he has also been a regular guest commentator on BBC World News and Radio to discuss current events in the technology industry.
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