Does Tesco Accept Apple Pay? [All You Need To Know!]

With Apple Pay, you have your whole wallet in your phone which makes it easy to conduct secure payments both in-store and online with no additional fees.

Because of this, Apple Pay has become increasingly popular with iPhone users around the world. However, if you are a request shopper at Tesco, you might be wondering whether or not they accept Apple Pay. Here is what I discovered!

Does Tesco Accept Apple Pay?

Tesco does accept Apple Pay as a payment method at both tills and self-checkouts. Customers can pay using Apple Pay just as you would any other contactless card payment at all Tesco stores, including Tesco Express, Tesco Extra, and Tesco Superstores. 

To learn more about fees, using Apple Pay for online shopping, and more, keep on reading!

Is There A Limit For Apple Pay In Tesco?

Transaction limits for Apple Pay can differ depending on your card issuer and shop you are buying from.

Generally, there is no limit for using Apple Pay, however, in Tesco, the contactless limit still applies, and you may have to enter your pin for purchases over £45.

Can You Pay For Petrol With Apple Pay At Tesco?

Unfortunately, there is currently no option to use Apple Pay at the contactless Tesco pay pump stations. This includes both contactless card payments and phone payments.

Customers can, however, use contactless payments of up to £45 in the petrol station Kiosk. This includes Apple Pay, Google Pay, and contactless card payments.

Can I Use Apple Pay When Shopping At Tesco Online?

To pay with Apple Pay when shopping online, click the Apple Pay button at the checkout. You will be asked to confirm your ID by facial recognition or by entering your pin.

The money will automatically be taken from your account when your delivery arrives, or you can choose to pay in person when your items are delivered.

How Do I Use Apple Pay At Tesco?

Before leaving to do your shop, you will need to connect your payment card to your Apple Pay by adding your card details to your Apple Wallet.

When you are at the checkout, simply double-click the side button of your phone. After doing this, your default card will appear on your phone screen.

You will then be asked to either enter your passcode or confirm your identity using Face ID.

After you have done this, you can tap the top of your phone on the contactless reader. When the payment is complete, the word ‘done’ will appear on your screen, accompanied by a tick icon.

To find out more, you can also read our posts on whether or not Tesco accepts Amex, if Tesco accepts PayPal, and if Tesco does cashback.

Is It Safe To Use Apple Pay?

Apple Pay has many safety features that ensure your bank details remain secure. You can set up a two-step identification process that requires touch authentication, facial authentication, or a passcode.

They also do not store the details of the cards you use with Apple Pay or any transaction information.

Is There A Fee To Use Apple Pay?

Apple Pay does not charge a fee for transactions made on a debit card. It also does not charge a fee for sending or receiving money using Apple Cash. However, for purchases made using a credit card, Apple charges a rate of 3%.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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