When it comes to payment systems, it’s always a good idea to be extra careful with them, whether it’s a credit card, net banking or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6. Even though using Apple Pay is very secure as it requires a fingerprint before a payment is processed, it’s always a better idea to maximize your security.
What would you do if your iPhone, that you have regularly been using as a method for making payments, is stolen or lost? Thankfully, because of the integrated fingerprint reader, the thief would not be able to take advantage of your phone to make purchases, but to guarantee security, Apple has offered a way to disable Apple Pay remotely, just in case you lose your precious iPhone.
If you find yourself in such an unfortunate situation, then here’s what you need to do to disable Apple Pay on your stolen or lost iPhone.
Steps to disable Apple Pay, remotely using iCloud
- Login to your iCloud account from iCloud.com (or using Find My iPhone app on another iOS device).
- Click on Find My iPhone.
- Select the device that you have lost.
- Activate the Lost Mode on your device.
That’s all you need to do. Now that Lost Mode is activated on your iOS device, Apple Pay will be instantly disabled until you have found the device. To reactivate Apple Pay, you simply need to unlock your device with the correct pin code. Taking this precaution to disable Apple Pay is always a good idea.
This Find My iPhone is definitely very useful not only to disable Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Pay, but also to track your stolen iPhone. It really should be the first thing that comes to mind whenever an iPhone is lost or stolen today.