How to Use Apple Pay on Steam

Steam is a popular digital distribution platform developed by Valve for purchasing and playing PC games. Steam now allows users to link Apple Pay to make quick and secure purchases on their platform.

Link Apple Pay to Your Steam Account

To use Apple Pay on Steam, you first need to connect your Apple Pay account to your Steam wallet:

  1. Open the Steam client on your Mac or PC and log into your Steam account.
  2. Click on your username in the top right corner and select “Account Details”.
  3. On the right sidebar, click “Add a payment method”.
  4. Choose “Apple Pay” as the payment method.
  5. A popup will open prompting you to continue to the Apple Pay verification. Click “Continue”.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to authenticate with Apple Pay either using Touch ID or Face ID depending on your device.
  7. Upon successful verification, Apple Pay will be linked to your Steam wallet.

Make Purchases on Steam with Apple Pay

Once Apple Pay is linked, you can use it to make purchases on Steam:

  1. When purchasing a game or adding funds to your Steam wallet, select Apple Pay as the payment method on checkout.
  2. A popup will open asking you to authenticate with Apple Pay via Touch/Face ID.
  3. Your default credit/debit card added to Apple Pay will be used to complete the transaction.
  4. After successful authorization, your purchase will complete and the game or wallet funds will be added to your Steam account.
  5. A payment receipt will be sent to the email associated with your Steam and Apple accounts.

Manage Apple Pay Cards

You can manage which credit/debit card is used with Apple Pay on Steam:

  1. On your Mac/PC, go to your Apple Pay settings.
  2. Under the Linked Cards section, switch your default card to the one you want to use for Steam purchases.
  3. The updated card will now be charged for any purchases on Steam moving forward.
  4. You can also remove a saved card from Apple Pay if you don’t want it used on Steam.

Change Apple Pay Setting on Steam

To edit or remove Apple Pay as a payment method on Steam:

  1. Go to Steam > Settings > Manage Steam Payments.
  2. Under “Payment Methods”, find Apple Pay and click “Change” or “Remove”.
  3. Follow the instructions to update or disconnect Apple Pay from your Steam account.

Apple Pay Purchases Refund and History

  • Refunds for Apple Pay purchases will be credited back to your Apple Pay card used for the transaction.
  • Purchase history can be viewed under Steam > Account Details > Store Transactions.
  • You can also see Apple Pay payment statements in Wallet app transaction history.
  • Apple Pay is compatible with Steam on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. This allows you to use Apple Pay on Steam across multiple Apple devices.
  • When checking out on Steam, look for the Apple Pay payment option or click on the Apple Pay logo. This will initiate the Apple Pay verification process.
  • To pay, simply double-click the side button on iPhone X or later or Apple Watch. On iPhone 8 or earlier, hold your finger on Touch ID. Face ID works on iPhone X and newer.
  • Apple Pay purchases on Steam require two-factor authentication to be enabled on your Steam account for added security.
  • You can add multiple credit/debit cards to Apple Pay and toggle between them easily for Steam purchases.
  • Apple Pay transactions on Steam don’t incur additional fees. Steam only charges standard purchase fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Apple Pay work on Steam Mobile App?

Unfortunately, Apple Pay is currently only available on the desktop version of Steam. It does not work in the Steam mobile app.

What cards can I use with Apple Pay on Steam?

You can use any credit or debit card added to your Apple Pay wallet, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa cards.

Is Apple Pay safe to use on Steam?

Yes, Apple Pay is very safe to use on Steam. All transactions are encrypted and your card details are never shared with merchants.

Can I still use my other payment methods?

Yes, linking Apple Pay does not affect your other payment methods. You can choose Apple Pay at checkout or use your other saved method.

How do I disconnect Apple Pay from Steam?

Go to Steam Settings > Manage Steam Payments > Remove Apple Pay. This will unlink it from your Steam wallet.

In summary, Apple Pay provides a quick and secure way to make purchases on Steam. Just link it once to your Steam account, then authenticate payments using Touch/Face ID.


Using Apple Pay on Steam provides a fast, secure, and convenient way to make purchases in the Steam store. By adding your credit or debit card to Apple Pay and then linking your Apple Pay account to your Steam wallet, you can breeze through checkout on Steam purchases. Apple Pay helps protect your financial information, keeping it off Steam’s servers. And with Touch ID or Face ID, you don’t have to enter passwords or credit card numbers when buying games and in-app content. With just a few quick steps, Apple Pay integration makes the Steam purchasing experience incredibly smooth. Give it a try next time you shop on Steam.

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