Apple users can now make purchases with PayPal, as the two companies announced a partnership to integrate the popular payment option into Apple’s digital services.
You can choose PayPal as your primary payment method through your account settings in iOS or iTunes for use across all of Apple’s digital services, including the App Store, Apple Music, iBooks, iCloud and iTunes. Previously, only credit or debit cards were available for payment.
Once enabled, all future purchases from any Apple device linked to your Apple ID will be made with PayPal. We’ve listed instructions on how to enable PayPal in iOS and iTunes below.
In iOS, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Payment Information, select PayPal and sign in to verify your credentials.
In iTunes on Mac or PC, go to Account > View My Account > Edit Payment Information, select PayPal and sign in to verify your credentials.
PayPal is the ubiquitous payment platform accepted at thousands of merchants worldwide, most notably eBay. The option of using PayPal is great for those who prefer it and there are some small convenience benefits, including PayPal One Touch support, which lets you to skip logging into PayPal on trusted devices (if enabled).
It’s also handy for anyone with a PayPal balance or those who want to closely monitor transactions, as PayPal can send instant notifications after every purchase -- a feature that not all credit card issuers offer. Parents can also benefit, since no credit card information needs to be entered onto devices used by children. Click here for more details about using PayPal and its integration within the Apple ecosystem.