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How to Setup Passbook Phone on iPhone 5

September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

In this article we will tell you how to setup Passbook Phone on iPhone 5. Here’s the complete discussion:

Apple released the Passbook app on iOS 6 that is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPod touch. Passbook app detects location, time and manages all of your other features like retail coupons, loyalty cards, movie tickets and much more. Added to these are many other apps that are compatible with it. Now you can even have leading airline companies like United and American Airlines that allow boarding passes with Passbook. Yet another example is the Starbucks app that can add the payment methods to the Passbook app. Select the top 10 Starbucks outlets and whenever you are close to one, you will be notified. You can immediately access your payment method on Starbucks. Barrista can even process your payment from your iPod and iPads. Add location aware coupons to your Passbook the next time you shop at Macy’s, Old Navy, Petsmart, Sweet Tomatoes, Target and many more. The coupon will automatically be displayed on your device as soon as you enter the store.  So P?Passbook finds a utility in many ways!

Setting up Passbook on your iPhone 5 or other iOS 6 Devices

  • Passbook comes by default on your iPods and iPhone devices that are running on iOS 6 or the later versions.
  • To set it on your device you will have to locate first and then launch this app.
  • As soon as you do so you will notice the welcome screen with the various uses of the app.
  • For getting started click on the icon appearing at the bottom of the welcome screen saying “Apps for Passbook”. Soon you will be taken to a section that displays all the compatible apps with Passbook.
  • Try using the Starbucks or Target app. In the Starbucks app go to the payment option and choose a mode. Go to the manage icon that will cite the payment method by the option “Add Card to Passbook” icon. Now go to the stores button and choose up to 10 such outlets.
  • As for the Target app, you will have to create an account and log in. Now hit the red button situated at the bottom. Not tap on the option called “My Target” and view the “coupons” option. Now scroll down and choose the “Add to Passbook” option to get all the available coupons.

Passbook Apps for Other Purposes

How to Setup Passbook Phone on iPhone 5

Passbook app is aware of both time and location.

  • For example, you have a ticket for a movie from Fandango. As you approach the show time, the ticket will appear on the Lock Screen, and you will be able to use it.
  • Same is for the boarding passes for some of the airlines and as soon as you approach the airport you will have access to the boarding pass on the Lock Screen based on your location.

Hide or Delete an App from the Passbook List

  • To hide an app-Open the Passbook app.
  • Now go to the small ‘i’ icon that appears at the bottom and choose it for editing Passbook items.
  • In case you are anxious of the Passbook item security you can turn off the option- “Show on lock screen.”
  • But next time you want to access this app you will have to log in, look out for the app once again and then use it at the time and place required.
  • For deleting an item on the Passbook list, go to the trash can on the top left side of the screen and tap it. The item will be removed from the list.



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