Does Best Buy Take Apple Pay? [Complete 2021 Guide]

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Updated & Verified: October 10, 2021

With nearly 1,200 Best Buy stores worldwide as of 2021, and millions of Apple users, it’s not surprising that some want to use Apple Pay at Best Buy. (1)

But can you? What about online or when using the Best Buy App?

I dug in myself to find out if you can use Apple Pay at Best Buy.


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Does Best Buy Take Apple Pay?

As a general rule of thumb, Best Buy takes Apple Pay for making purchases. You can use Apple Pay in-store at Best Buy, on the Best Buy website, and in the Best Buy App.

However, you can only use Apple Pay on a website when using the Safari browser. If you use Google Chrome or Firefox, the Apple Pay button will not be visible at checkout.

How to Use Apple Pay at Best Buy Stores (Step-By-Step)

To use Apple Pay at Best Buy, you first must ensure you have Apple Pay set up correctly on your iPhone or Apple Watch device. To do this, you must add a debit card or credit card to your Apple Pay Wallet app on your preferred device.

To add a debit or credit card tap the + symbol in the top right-hand corner of the wallet app.

Then you’ll need to either take a photo of the card you want to use with Apple Pay or enter your card details manually.

Once you have a debit card or credit card connected to your Apple Pay Wallet, it will be visible in your Wallet app. You can now use Apple Pay at Best Buy.

But how do you actually use Apple Pay to make a purchase?

Let’s review exactly how step-by-step below:

1) Double-click the Power Button on Your iPhone

Quickly push twice or “double-click” the power button typically found on the right outside edge of your iPhone. This is the same button used to turn on and off the screen on your phone.

If done correctly, you will see your Apple Wallet open up automatically with an image of your debit card(s) or credit card(s) that you’ve added to your Wallet.

2) Use the Payment Terminal

Next, you need to use a compatible payment terminal (aka card reader) to finish paying for your items using Apple Pay.

To do this, you must hold your iPhone closely over the payment terminal with your Apple Wallet open on your iPhone. If done correctly, your payment should automatically process and your debit card or credit card associated with your Apple Wallet will be billed.

Close up of a smartphone using Apple Pay at a payment terminal.

Using Apple Pay with Curbside Pickup at Best Buy

Using Apple Pay when making your curbside pickup is a fairly simple process. In most cases, you’ll pay for your item online or in the app using Apple Pay before going to your Best Buy location to pick up your item.

If you don’t and you need to pay at Best Buy, a Best Buy associate may be able to remotely take your payment. If this is the case, you should be able to use Apple Pay to make your purchase just like you would in any other situation when trying to use Apple Pay to make a purchase.

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Can You Use Apple Pay on the Best Buy Website?

Yes, you can use Apple Pay to purchase items on the Best Buy website.

In order to use Apple Pay, however, you need to use the Safari browser for that option to be available at checkout. If you try to use a different browser, the ability to use Apple Pay at checkout will be unavailable.

You can use Apple Pay on the Best Buy website
You can use Apple Pay on the Best Buy website.

Can You Use Apple Pay on the Best Buy App?

Yes, you can use Apple Pay to purchase items while using the Best Buy app.

To use Apple Pay in the Best Buy app, you need to be using an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad. Then you need to choose the “Pay with Apple Pay” button at checkout.

If you are using the Best Buy app on an Android device, the Pay with Apple Pay button will not be available.

You can use Apple Pay on the Best Buy app
You can use Apple Pay on the Best Buy app.

Are There Limits to Using Apple Pay at Best Buy?

The only limit when using Apple Pay at Best Buy is from the available funds you have in the accounts that you have in your Apple Wallet and associated with your Apple Pay account. You obviously can’t spend more than you have available.

Otherwise, there are no limits when using Apple Pay at Best Buy.

Are There Fees for Using Apple Pay at Best Buy?

There are no fees for using Apple Pay at Best Buy unless you overdraft your account or some kind of fee from the bank or account that you have linked to your Apple Pay account.

Is it Safe to Use Apple Pay at Best Buy?

As a general rule of thumb, it is completely safe to use Apple Pay at Best Buy. This is of course assuming you take the same precautions when using it as you would when using any other means to make your purchase.

What If I Have Problems Using Apple Pay at Best Buy?

If you have problems using Apple Pay at Best Buy, it’s typically because you don’t have a card added to your Apple Wallet or you don’t have sufficient funds in your account associated with Apple Pay to make the purchase.

If you know that you have Apple Pay set up correctly and that you have sufficient funds, you may want to ask a Best Buy associate for help.

If you continue having problems, you can contact Apple Pay support to see if they are able to help you with your problem.

Wrapping Up

You can use Apple Pay at Best Buy in-store, when using curbside pick up, online, and while using the Best Buy app. For the most part, the process is exactly the same as it would be anywhere else when using Apple Pay to make a purchase and there are no limits or fees for doing so.

References

1. Statista – https://www.statista.com/statistics/249585/total-number-of-best-buy-stores-worldwide/

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