Testing Apple Pay With Perfecto
June 17, 2024

Your Guide to Testing Apple Pay With Perfecto

Mobile Application Testing

In today’s world, most digital payments are made with credit cards, wallets, Point of Sales solutions, and mobile banking tools. Trends have also shown a particularly massive spike in payments made through mobile payment services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. 

The following graph highlights just how much Apple Pay has grown in popularity worldwide. In fact, Apple Pay currently holds on to 34% and 37% of the market share the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. 

Therefore, when it comes to building mobile applications that involve some sort of payment method, it is especially critical to incorporate testing Apple Pay into your mobile testing strategy.  

With Perfecto’s unique ability to automate Apple Pay payments as part of a test flow, testing Apple Pay is a seamless and straightforward process that you can easily incorporate into your test automation suite. This blog will showcase how simple testing Apple Pay is with Perfecto, whether you choose to do so as an automated test or want to continue to do so manually. Feel free to follow along or skip to the section that interests you most.  


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What is Apple Pay? 

Apple Pay is a mobile contact payment system and digital wallet service by Apple. This service allows users to pay for products and services using NFC via apps, over the Internet, or in person. This service is a highly accepted alternative to credit and debit cards. In fact, most major banks support Apple Pay.   

To set up, Apple Pay requires users to add their payment information to Apple Wallet and follow the steps through the verification process of the card issuer. With Apple Pay, users no longer need to use a physical card to make payments. Nearly all iPhone models, Apple Watches, iPads, and MacBooks support Apple Pay.   

Apple Pay’s growth over the years has made it an important means of payment for many businesses, with most digital applications now supporting Apple Pay payments. With the adoption of Apple Pay to digital applications, testing the flows presents several challenges. 

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Challenges of Testing Apple Pay 

To successfully begin testing Apple Pay, you need access to physical devices with the ability to interact with secured screens (for example, screens that require inputting a passcode before moving to the next stage). Therefore, automating a test flow that includes Apple Pay requires assistive touch elements that interact with these parts of the device. 

Since assistive touch is not an option with open-source Appium testing, automating tests that include an Apple Pay payment method requires a commercial solution like Perfecto that integrates with open-source Appium to support advanced automation test cases (e.g., biometric authentication, two factor authentication, voice recognition, and more).  

Whether you are testing Apple Pay flows manually or as automated tests, you need the following pre-requisites to test these flows with Perfecto: 

  1. Set up your device with a passcode.  

  2. Enable Assistive Touch. 

  1. Add Apple Pay to your Assistive Touch options.  

  1. Enable the Assistive Touch Apple Pay option to confirm payments. 

  1. Add test data for Debit/Credit or Apple Sandbox Testing Cards or a real credit/debit card. 

If you are already using Perfecto, contact Perfecto Support to set up these pre-requisites.  

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Testing Apple Pay Manually on Perfecto Devices 

The following steps show how to test Apple Pay with Perfecto devices. For this example, we will use a sample test site provided by Apple. 

  1. Launch the test site on your iOS device that has the pre-requisites listed in the previous section. 

  1. Trigger the action that invokes payment. 

  1. Using Assistive Touch, select “Apple Pay.” 

  1. Confirm the transaction by entering the device passcode. 

The following video breaks down how to test Apple Pay manually with Perfecto in more detail: 


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How to Do Automated Apple Pay Testing With Perfecto 

While testing Apple Pay manually is certainly an option, teams can also automate tests that include Apple Pay with Perfecto by enabling our Assistive Touch capabilities. By making the most of this unique Perfecto feature by configuring Apple Pay as an Assistive Touch option – either on your own or with the help of our 24x7 support – automating Apple Pay flows is simpler than ever. 

Other Perfecto features that make testing Apple Pay a straightforward automation process include: 

  • Extensive integrations with popular open-source solutions and testing frameworks. Using Perfecto, you can start Apple Pay testing with your preferred tech stack.  

  • Unparalleled mobile testing capabilities. Perfecto is already known for its unique ability to handle the toughest mobile testing use cases with features like Assistive Touch, such as native properties and visual automation. 

  • Overall testing excellence and expertise. At Perfecto, we pride ourselves on working together with our customers as a team to define where they want to go in their automation journey. Our customers, which include over half of the Fortune 500, continuously rely on our 15+ years of industry experience to lead them to test automation success.   

The following video showcases an automated Apple Pay flow as part of a Perfecto Scriptless test. Therefore, it is also important to note that automating an Apple Pay transaction is possible both within Perfecto’s coded and codeless testing options.  

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Bottom Line 

With Apple Pay being one of the fastest-growing mobile payment systems today, support for testing Apple Pay is more important than ever to ensure that your end-to-end test flow is complete and working properly. 

With Perfecto, you no longer need to sacrifice automation for comprehensiveness. With support or testing Apple Pay as part of your manual or automated tests, Perfecto is the ideal mobile testing platform to test your most advanced mobile use cases.   

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