How to use Apple Pay at Gas Station

You don’t want to spend a lot of time at a gas station. And using Apple Pay can help at least speed up the payment process while filling up at the gas station. If you are looking on how to use Apple Pay at Gas Stations, this guide will walk you through the steps along with some helpful information on what gas stations support Apple Pay.

First things first, Apple Pay is accepted at all major gas stations that include Shell, Costo, Chevron, Exxon, Wawa, Arco etc. Apple Pay works using NFC technology. And gas stations accepting Apple Pay have symbol Tap to Pay symbols (Apple Pay logo or the NFC wifi symbol) generally displayed on gas pumps

However, you may run into gas pumps which are not providing Apple Pay option. This is more to do with the local pump owner than the company.

How to Use Apple Pay at Gas Station

Once you have your car lined up , look for the Apple Pay logo or NFC symbol (Wifi symbol- usually in white font on black background) on the gas pump which means that you can pay using Apple Pay. Hold your iPhone against the NFC symbol which should open up the Apple Pay app on your iPhone. Depending on the iPhone, you can verify using the Touch Id, Face id or pass code to authenticate yourself which activates the pump. Next follow the instructions on the screen display on the pump and proceed with filling the gas, once it gives you the message.

There is another method that works at certain gas stations where you can complete the payment using the gas company app like Exon Mobile Rewards+ App, Shell Speedway App (using Pay at the Pump), BPme: BP & Amoco Gas Rewards App. For this, download the respective gas station app where you will fuel and complete the sign up, add Apple Pay as a payment method in the app and then complete the payment using the app, without having to use the NFC reader on the gas pump.

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Exxon and BP have apps that allow them to use ApplePay within the app. The Exxon app allows you to scan a QR code at the pump.

How to Use Apple Pay at Exxon Gas Station

  • Step 1: Download Exon mobile app & Link your Apple Pay as payment method in it . Steps -After downloading the Exxon Mobil app, tap on “Account,” then scroll to “Payment method” option. Select “Add a new payment method” and choose “Apple Pay.”
  • Step 2: Be sure your Apple Card is set as your default card with Apple Pay in the Wallet app
  • Step 3: Allow the app to access your location when you’re using it
  • Step 4: When you’re near a gas station, select “Pay Now” in the drop down menu on the app
  • Step 5: Select the pump number you’re at and then it should authorize.

It will automatically charge your card the correct amount after you’re done filling up.

How to Use Apple Pay at Shell Gas Station

Shell Pay at Pump is a mobile fuel payment feature available in Sheell App. Using this, you can pay for fuel using your mobile quickly from your car without needing to use the reader at gas pump. It is available at most Shell stations. Follow the steps below to use Apple Pay within the Shell app to make payment at gas station:

  • Step 1: Download Shell app and add “Apple Pay” as payment method in it
  • Step 2: Once you enter the pump and line your car against the gas pump, open Shell App and confirm the pump number
  • Step 3: Select your payment mode as “Apple Pay” for your fuel quickly without queuing up in store
  • Step 4: Wait for the ‘Start Fuelling’ message to appear.
  • Proceed to Fill Up the fuel and the charge gets debited automatically from your selected payment method after you are done filling up

How to use Apple Pay at Chevron Gas Station

You can use Apple Pay by the normal method by holding your iPhone or Apple watch near the Apple Pay Logo or NFC symbol on the gas pump. This triggers the Apple Pay app, authenticate using touch id or face id and then follow any instructions on screen at gas pump.

While Chevron does have its own app, it unfortunately does not allow Apple pay to be added as payment method as of now.

Also Read: How to use Apple Pay in Store [Easy to follow Guide]

How to use Apple Pay at BP Gas Station

You can use Apple Pay at a BP gas station using their app. Download the BPme Rewards gas app on your iPhone, open the gas app and & add “Apple Pay” as a payment method . You can check-in at participating BP or Amoco gas stations on the app, once you enter the gas station, select your fuel pump from the comfort of your car.

Also remember that some of the gas stations require you to pay with your debit card when you use Apple Pay. For example, most ARCO gas stations accept Apple Pay only when a debit card is linked & you try to pay with it via Apple Pay.

Paying with Apple Pay (using Apple Cash) at Gas Station

While using Apple pay at gas station using swipe, you may choose to use Apple Cash instead of Credit Card or Debit Card. While this method works well, do note that you have sufficient balance in your Apple Cash account to cover for any hold charge.

A hold charge is a way of checking if you have adequate balance in your Card (As Apple Pay works just like a Debit card) which puts a temporary on your balance for an amount that can be much higher than fuel you have filled. This hold charge gets reversed later and only the amount payable for the fuel is actually debited.


So there you have all the easy ways on how to use Apple Pay at gas station. You can either user the NFC reader at the pump or make the payment within the gas app (if the gas company offers one) using Apple pay as payment method.

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