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27th Apr 2021

TFI Leap Card Top-Up App finally available on Apple devices

Stephen Porzio

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The app being unavailable for iPhone users had been a source of frustration.

The Transport for Ireland (TFI) Leap Card Top-Up App has finally been released on the Apple app store, enabling users of the leap card with certain Apple devices to check their balance, top-up on the go and collect pre-purchased tickets.

Those with an iPhone 7 or newer can now download the app, saving them the detour to a shop or ticket machine to load credit or ticket products bought online earlier.

While most Android users have been able to top-up using the app since 2016, it was not until October 2019 that Apple unlocked the ability for third-party apps to access the on-board NFC for iPhone 7 and newer devices, with the release of iOS 13.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Transport Authority (NTA) Anne Graham said it has always been the transport body’s ambition to make the app available to a wider number of people and that it’s expected the Apple app will be as popular as the Android app.

Currently, Android top-ups account for 30% of all TFI Leap Card top-ups. Based on this, Graham stated the addition of the Apple app could result in 60% of all TFI Leap Card users topping up via their mobile.

To use the app, you simply open it, start the scanner and hold the leap card to the back of the iPhone.

More information is available here.

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