Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available for San Francisco Bay Area's Clipper Card

The Clipper card, used for most transit options in the San Francisco Bay Area, now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit Mode. Starting today, Clipper cards can be added to the Wallet app on an iPhone and Apple Watch and used wherever Clipper cards are accepted.

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Clipper cards can be reloaded directly in the Wallet app, making it more convenient to travel throughout the Bay Area. Apple has a dedicated Clipper card website with details on how to transfer a Clipper card to the ‌iPhone‌.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Clipper cards are used for BART, Caltrain, Muni, VTA and more. With Express Transit Mode, transit can be authenticated with a tap and no need to use Face ID, Touch ID, or touch a transit machine.

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Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
18 months ago
yea, america — joining the rest of the world :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkslide29 Avatar
18 months ago
This was a long time coming, finally, in Apple’s own backyard.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
podycust Avatar
18 months ago

Add it manually.

But this also means that the physical card can no longer be used after the transfer? How is that for a good customer experience if you can’t get home when your phone’s battery is gone.
If you got an XR or newer that’s not a problem as it has power reserve of about 5 hours where you can still use your express travel card method - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/security/sec90cd29d1f/web
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ceriess Avatar
18 months ago

Add it manually.

But this also means that the physical card can no longer be used after the transfer? How is that for a good customer experience if you can’t get home when your phone’s battery is gone.

('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/04/15/clipper-card-apple-pay-express-transit/')

The Clipper card, used for most transit options in the San Francisco Bay Area, now supports ('https://transit.applepay.apple/san-francisco') Apple Pay with Express Transit Mode. Starting today, Clipper cards can be added to the Wallet app on an iPhone and Apple Watch and used wherever Clipper cards are accepted.



Clipper cards can be reloaded directly in the Wallet app, making it more convenient to travel throughout the Bay Area. Apple has a dedicated Clipper card website ('https://transit.applepay.apple/san-francisco') with details on how to transfer a Clipper card to the iPhone.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Clipper cards are used for BART, Caltrain, Muni, VTA and more. With Express Transit Mode, transit can be authenticated with a tap and no need to use Face ID, Touch ID, or touch a transit machine.

Article Link: Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available for San Francisco Bay Area's Clipper Card ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/04/15/clipper-card-apple-pay-express-transit/')

Unfortunately it errors out when I try to add my card and hold my phone over it
You don't hold your phone over it. You put your phone directly on it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ianKent Avatar
18 months ago

Unfortunately it errors out when I try to add my card and hold my phone over it
Add it manually.

But this also means that the physical card can no longer be used after the transfer? How is that for a good customer experience if you can’t get home when your phone’s battery is gone.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerguru Avatar
18 months ago
Almost 90% working folks have either left SFO or WFH. So good time to test this.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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