How To: Activate “Passbook” App In iOS 6 Beta


With the introduction of iOS 6 at WWDC 2012, Apple demoed its digital wallet solution in the shape of an all new built-in iOS app called the “Passbook”, an app which is meant to let users keep a track of their discount coupons, boarding passes, loyalty cards and movie tickets. However, the app has not been activated in iOS 6 beta releases, including the latest iOS 6 beta 2. But now, a simple workaround has been discovered that lets users enable the Passbook app.

Here’s what you need to do in order to activate the Passbook app in iOS 6 beta:

Step 1:

First, open the website on your iOS 6-enabled device, and then select which type of pass you would like to create.

Step 2:

Fill in the pass with the correct information, like the card number and member name.

Step 3:

Press create.

Step 4:

It will then open inside of the Passbook app, which will make the app completely usable!

Below is a video of Passbook in action:


  • Networx

    Works!! Just created a generic one for a trial run. Easy. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this though as I’m not a big coupon guy and I don’t fly too often. We’ll see….

  • Only works on iPhone FYI

  • MiguelSmithson9805

    Gift Cards? Loyalty cards? Credit cards? Yeah I’m in the same boat as you, I’m curious how they’ll grow it, but if it’s any of these 3 areas then I’ll be happy!