Later next month, iPhone owners running iOS 17.4 will be able to generate a virtual card number to spend Apple Cash when Apple Pay is not an online option, according to reports from Reddit users running the latest beta version of ‘iOS 17.4 (via 9to5Mac).
An Apple Cash prepaid card allows users to send peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments to friends and family, transfer money to bank accounts, pay off their Apple Card, or spend money money online via Apple Pay.
With the new virtual card feature, Apple Cash users will be able to spend their balance even if Apple Pay is not supported by an online store.
According to users with Apple Card on iOS 17.4 beta, a new pop-up prompts them to set up a virtual card number, which Apple says will “protect your card information with a new security code for each transaction.”
Once generated, the card number can be accessed using Safari AutoFill and used to make online purchases “where Apple Pay is not available.” Users can also view the card number in Wallet, as well as generate new card numbers and CVC codes.
As 9to5Mac Notes, the feature may not have been rolled out to all beta users yet. If you’re on iOS 17.4 beta and using Apple Cash, you can check by opening the Wallet app, tapping your Apple Cash card, and checking the “Set up virtual card number” option.
Apple confirmed last month that iOS 17.4 would be released sometime in March. The upcoming software update includes several new features and changes for iPhone as shown in our list.
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