If you use a particular credit or debit card more than others, you can set it as your Apple Pay default on your Apple Watch.
Most of us end up using a specific credit or debit card for making purchases more than the others. Perhaps you get more rewards with that specific card, or something else. Regardless of the reason, you can set a default card on your Apple Watch, just like you can on your iPhone. This way, you don’t have to swipe through cards each time looking for the one you want to use. Just hold up your wrist and your default card is automatically used.
Keep in mind that if you only have one card added to Apple Pay on Apple Watch, it will be used as the default for obvious reasons. If you don’t see the default card option in the steps listed below, it’s most likely because you only have one card added. Try adding more and then the default card option will present itself.
How to choose a default card for Apple Pay on Apple Watch
- Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap on My Watch in the bottom navigation if you aren’t there already.
- Tap on Passbook & Apple Pay.
- Tap on Default Card.
- Tap on the card you’d like to set as your default.