Starbucks App for iOS Updated With New Stores and Ordering Layout, Face ID Support

The Starbucks app for iOS devices was today updated to version 4.5, introducing a refined user interface for locating nearby stores and placing orders.

Finding a Starbucks store that's close by is easier following the 4.5 update, with an improved map that makes it easier to see which stores are closest to you.


One-tap filters that are better organized offer a faster way to find a suitable location, and when you tap on a store from the available store list, you're now presented with a map and directions to it.

Ordering has also been improved, with a main menu that offers images of each available product and a more intuitive, easy-to-use layout for drilling down into each food and drink section.

While the iOS App Store update info focuses only on the new store location features, a product designer at Starbucks says the update also includes Touch ID and Face ID support for locking the Starbucks app and a long list of bug fixes.

The Starbucks app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]



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11 months ago
Q: Does this mean the correct balance will show up in Wallet now?

A: No.
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11 months ago

Can't say for sure... When we see that error, it's almost always because of an address formatting issue. Could you triple-check the billing address by tapping on the card in the Apple Pay bottom sheet, then scrolling down?

(It may work fine for other retailers because they have looser requirements for billing address.)

Thanks, that did the trick. I deleted my address and re-entered it, and the reload worked just fine now.
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11 months ago

Rembeber when macrumors was about Apple related rumors, and not news about some company that updates their app?


Remember when someone would make a comment like that... and then someone else would reply with: "and you still felt the need to click the article and leave a comment?"

I remember... :p
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11 months ago

Q: Does this mean the correct balance will show up in Wallet now?

A: No.

I've never experienced an incorrect balance. I didn't know that was a thing with Starbucks.
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11 months ago
Starbucks product designer here. For those of you with Wallet issues, could you tell me:

1) If you have automatic updates turned on? (Tap the "i" on your wallet pass, then look for a toggle.)
2) If the card has been in your wallet for a long time, like, years? We switched the backend for passes a few years ago because of issues like this, so I'm curious if older passes see this issue more than newer ones.
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11 months ago

Thanks for dropping in.

I have a question about a problem I’ve been having for over a year. When I try to reload a card with Apple Pay, it can’t complete my payment. It works when I select the Visa card, but not Apple Pay. Apple Pay works in other apps though.


Can't say for sure... When we see that error, it's almost always because of an address formatting issue. Could you triple-check the billing address by tapping on the card in the Apple Pay bottom sheet, then scrolling down?

(It may work fine for other retailers because they have looser requirements for billing address.)
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11 months ago

I've never experienced an incorrect balance. I didn't know that was a thing with Starbucks.


The wallet app is almost always showing the incorrect balance ever since you were able to have a Starbucks card in passbook/ wallet. Not sure if it needs to be corrected on Starbucks side or Apple side.
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There is sometimes a short delay but I’ve never had an incorrect balance.


We’re not talking about the Starbucks app, we’re talking about the wallet app. The balance is usually always wrong in the wallet app. Not everyone uses the Starbucks app to pay, some people like myself only use the Starbucks app to reload and maybe sometimes order in advance for pickup. But most of the time I just use the wallet app accessible from the lock screen to pay, easiest and quickest way to pay. But like I said, the balance usually is always wrong there, and it’s annoying.
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11 months ago
Starbucks = Expensive crap coffee.:rolleyes:

The App seems to be better though.;)
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11 months ago

Is there any chance the app will be updated to allow us to just pay direct from a bank card without having to top-up our Starbucks card with funds? (And obviously get the loyalty stars.)

Caffe Nero here in the UK offers this; scan barcode, it charges your preferred debit/credit card AND gives you a "stamp" (rather than "star") – 9 stamps = 10th drink free.
I thought Apple added this functionality quite a while ago, so why is SB still forcing us to hold cash on a separate loyalty card? Annoying, to say the least.

If every shop we shopped at forced users to hold funds on their loyalty card in order to get privileges (points/stars/stamps/whatever each company calls them!), then it'd be ridiculous.

Personally, I agree. I prefer to keep very little on my card. Hopefully, we'll all see a revision to the Reward system one day — but I have no idea if or when that'd happen.
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Is it really that difficult finding a Starbucks location? Usually all I have to do is turn around - wherever I am, there are one or more within 100 feet of me.


Ha — that's what it's like here in Seattle, but not in the midwest (where I'm from originally).
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11 months ago

Q: Does this mean the correct balance will show up in Wallet now?

A: No.

that’s way too advanced
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