Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) did not wait for the January 20 to launch its Navigo password recharge service from the iPhone. The function has just appeared with the last update of the app, which for the occasion is renamed … Ile-de-France Mobilities. To pay for your pass with the application and Apple Pay, you must launch the application and go to the tab Purchase, then position the card by placing it on top of the iPhone. A window ” Ready to scan »Will then appear, just let yourself be guided …
According to Martial and several of you (thank you!) Who were able to test with their monthly Navigo pass, the NFC scan of the card works perfectly, the app then offers to buy a ticket. It is normally possible to buy a day, weekly or monthly pass, or a single ticket for holders of a Navigo Easy card.
If you have tried the experience with your own Navigo pass, share it in the comments, it will be nice! IDFM specifies that if this function is available from iPhone 7 (under iOS 13), it is not yet available for iPhone XR and XS / XS Max, but it will be resolved soon (several of you are managed to use the function on an XS Max).
The advantage of this solution is to avoid queues in front of counters or terminals: by going directly through the iPhone, you save time … And in a pandemic period, it is also very useful to avoid the concentration of people. The rest of the adventure is to transform the iPhone into a Navigo pass, which will allow the physical card to be completely zapped.
This second stage of the rocket seems a little more complicated to take off, we had mentioned the month of February but discussions are still ongoing between the manager of public transport in Ile-de-France and Apple (read: Public transport: Navigo charging in NFC with the iPhone from January 20).