If your apple pay is not working or apple pay not detecting reader and does not recognizing reader on iPhone, When it shows “hold near reader” then, just take the phone out and place the phone check and check if apple pay is working or not. If the problem still continues, try the following tips.
Apple Pay Not Working and it Shows Hold Near The Reader
Below methods will help you fix and solve the issue of apple pay not working and get your Apple Pay not working Hold near reader iPhone 13 problem.
Open the wallet app and select the card that you want to use for the purchase. Then hold your iphone near the payment reader. And use touch ID/ Face ID when prompted.
Hard Reset iPhone
Remove and Add Card Again
Remove the card from Apple wallet and then add it again. After that, check if apple pay works on your iPhone.
Sign out of iCloud and Sign in Again
Sign out of icloud and then sign in. After that, check if Apple pay works on your iphone.
Update your iPhone to Latest Version
Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS if you are running an older version of iOS. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and check for updates and download and install the latest iOS 16 or later on your iPhone.
Reset All Settings
This tip will remove the cards from the Apple wallet.
Do the following tips one-by-one and check if your Problem is Fixed
Why is my Apple Pay not reading the reader?
If Apple pay card doesn’t read then this means that there is an issue with card reader and you need to manually insert apple pay card and add it and fix the issue.
Apple pay not working hold near reader iPhone 13
If apple pay is not working hold near reader on iPhone 13, 12, etc then you need to remove and add card manually and select it.