Time for Venmo, Square Cash, and PayPal to play defense?
The actual Apple Pay Cash option is easy to find, too.
In the meantime, Apple has offered users a temporary fix with instructions on how to change autocorrect settings. That prevents a thief from sending cash.
Apple Pay Cash uses the debit or credit card linked to your Apple Pay account.
News of the bug comes via Lifehacker, and if you want to go straight to source, here's the page that has Apple's suggested workaround. How so? Inside the Messages app, tap the App Store for iMessages symbol, and then tap the Apple Pay icon. Then you need to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
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Apple's solution is by no means new.
Apple says a future update should fix the problem. Apple Pay Cash is available only in the United States. Debit card transactions are free under the iMessage Apple Cash, but transactions from credit cards are subject to a 3 per cent surcharge.
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You can send or receive a minimum payment of $1 per message. Within a 7-day period, you can send or receive a $10,000, tops. Users will have to add their cards to each device on which they plan to use Apple Pay Cash.