Mobile Clipper payment comes to iOS and Android devices

06.18.21

Mobile Clipper payment comes to iOS and Android devices

As riders return to BART and Bay Area public transit, Clipper card is now easier to use than ever. The regional transit fare card is now supported on the iPhone, Apple Watch and Android devices which support Google Pay. 

BART fare gates support mobile Clipper payment. Riders can tap their smartphone or smartwatch on the Clipper reader as they enter and exit the BART system.


iPhone and Apple Watch

Customers can now add a new or existing Clipper card directly through Apple Wallet and load cash value with Apple Pay anytime, anywhere. If transferring an existing Clipper card to Apple Wallet, your plastic Clipper card will be deactivated. Riders also can transfer the value from a plastic Clipper card to their iPhone. For instructions on setting up a new or existing Clipper and loading cash value on iPhone and Apple Watch, please visit here.

Clipper on iPhone and Apple Watch works with Express Mode, which allows riders to quickly tag and pay for rides without having to use Face ID, Touch ID, wake or unlock their device, or open an app. (To ride transit without Express Mode turned off on iOS devices, please visit here) Riders can simply hold their iPhone or their Apple Watch near the Clipper reader and then board the bus, train or ferry. They no longer need to touch a ticket vending machine or reload a Clipper card at a retailer.

Within Apple Wallet, users can load value onto the Clipper card by selecting the "Add Money" button. The loaded value will be added to the Apple Wallet instantly. Auto-loads for existing Clipper cards transferred to Apple Watch will also be transferred.

To add a Clipper transit-fare payment card to Apple Wallet, you need iPhone 8 or later running the latest version of iOS, or an Apple Watch Series 3 or later running the latest version of watchOS. Once transferred, the physical Clipper card can no longer be used to pay for transit.


Android devices

Customers can add the card directly through Google Pay and load cash value anytime, anywhere. If transferring an existing Clipper card to Google Play, your plastic Clipper card will be deactivated. Riders also can transfer the value from a plastic Clipper card to their Android device. For instructions on setting up a new or existing Clipper and loading cash value on Android, please visit here.

To pay a fare with Google Pay, riders simply wake their phone, hold it near the Clipper reader and then board the bus, train or ferry. They no longer need to touch a ticket machine or reload a Clipper card at a retailer.Customers can even set up Autoload in Google Pay to automatically reload when their balance falls low. 

Within Google Pay, users can load value onto the Clipper card by selecting the "Add Money" button. The loaded value will be added to the Google Pay instantly.Customers can even set up Autoload in Google Pay to automatically reload when their balance falls low.

To transfer a plastic card to or create a new card in Google Pay, customers will need to have an Android phone running Android 5 or later.