You’ve ordered your favorite burger at Sonic and are wondering if you can use Apple Pay at Sonic? Let’s find out.
Can you use Apple Pay at Sonic, if so how?
Yes, Sonic does accept Apple Pay at all of their locations and drive-thrus. Simply tap your iPhone or Apple Watch on the payment terminal and your debit or credit card associated with your Apple Pay account will be billed.
If you want to use Apple Pay at Sonic, you first must ensure that you have added your debit card or credit card to your Apple Pay Wallet.
To add your debit or credit card to your Apple Pay Wallet you simply open the Wallet app on your iPhone and tap on the + symbol in the top right-hand corner. Next, you either take a photo of the debit or credit card you want to add to your wallet or enter your card number and expiration date manually.
Once you have added your debit card or credit card to your Apple Wallet you can use Apple Pay at Sonic.
Let’s find out how you can use Apple Pay at Sonic step-by-step:
Quickly press the side button of your iPhone or Apple Watch twice. Next, authenticate yourself with your Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode.
By default, your first card in your Apple Wallet will be used, if you want to use a different debit or credit card tap on the card at the bottom of your screen.
Hold your iPhone or your Apple Watch over the payment terminal until Done and a checkmark appears on the screen.
The card you chose for the payment will be billed.
If the payment fails try holding your iPhone or Apple Watch closer to the payment terminal.
If you receive cashback when shopping somewhere else using your Apple Pay Card you will also receive cashback when using Apple Pay at Sonic.
As an Apple Pay Card customer, you receive cashback from Apple and not Sonic. This means that you should receive cashback pretty much everywhere when you use your Apple Pay Card no matter where you use your card.
With your Apple Pay Card, you get up to 3% cashback on every transaction. This might not sound like a lot to you but over time this adds up to a lot if you use your Apple Pay Card regularly. You can check the exact terms and conditions on the official Apple website.
According to Apple, Apple Pay is safer than using a physical credit, debit, or prepaid card. Your card number and identity aren’t shared with anyone, not even Sonic, making Apple Pay more secure than traditional debit, or credit cards.
By using Apple Pay you receive up to 3% cashback on every transaction. While this might not sound like a lot at first, this quickly adds up, especially if you use your Apple Pay Card for regular expenses like groceries.
If you use Apple Pay at checkout you save yourself and others time.
Paying using Apple Pay is straightforward, you simply double-tap your side button and hold it over the payment terminal.
With Apple Pay, you don’t have to dig through your wallet, enter your PIN, or have to wait for your change.
By using Apple Pay transactions are quicker and queues at checkout are shorter.
In general, it is perfectly safe to use Apple Pay at Sonic.
It is equally as safe to use Apple Pay at Sonic as it is anywhere else.
As with any other digital payment method, you should always take the necessary precautions and monitor your bank account closely so you can react quickly if any unauthorized charges appear.
No, there are no additional fees for using Apple Pay at Sonic or anywhere else that take Apple Pay.
If you’ve been charged any fees it would be from the bank associated with the card on your Apple Pay account and caused by insufficient funds or something similar.
No, there is no limit for using Apple Pay at Sonic.
However, you might be required to provide a signature if you spend more than $50, or $100. The specific number of when you’ll be asked for a signature depends on your bank and has nothing to do with Apple Pay or a spending limit on Apple Pay.
First, you should ask the cashier if they know what caused your payment to fail. Reasons could be that this specific payment terminal isn’t working correctly or that they currently have issues with accepting contactless payments in general.
If Sonic has issues you have no other options than to try again or to choose another payment option.
If the issue seems to be laying on your end, and you’re sure that insufficient funds on your bank account are not the reason, you can contact Apple Support and see if they can figure out what’s the cause of this.