Iphone users can now use their phones to top up their Octopus cards on Octopus App via online bank transfer or O! ePay

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3rd January 2020 – (Hong Kong) In July 2019, Octopus Cards Limited announced that customers would be able to use their Octopus on their iPhone or Apple Watch for transit and retail payment with Apple Pay by end of 2019. They recently announced that Iphone users can now use their phones to top up their cards on Octopus App via online bank transfer or O! ePay.

The Octopus App is the official application developed and managed by Octopus Cards Limited; available on both the Android and iOS platforms. The new Octopus App allows you to enjoy the following services as a registered user of Octopus App to manage both your Octopus card and O! ePay account via your mobile device, anywhere, any time.

For NFC-enabled Android mobile devices:

The Octopus App works on Android 4.0 or above with NFC function. Your Android device should be connected to the Internet when using the application. Please click here for a list of compatible NFC Android device models.


For iOS mobile devices:

The Octopus App works on iOS 10 or above. iPhone 7 or newer with iOS 13 or above support NFC tap card function, which enables you to use the Octopus App for Octopus enquiries, online payments or the Octopus top-up service, etc. If your iOS mobile device does not support NFC tap card function, you can still enjoy these features with an Octopus Mobile Reader.

For security reasons, the application only supports Octopus cards already registered on your mobile device.

For NFC-enabled Android mobile devices:

Upon successful registration, place the registered Octopus by the back of your NFC Android device and wait for a few seconds until its remaining value and the latest spending records are shown. If you need to check the spending records of another Octopus, please press the ‘Back’ button on your NFC Android device or wait for 30 seconds.

(Smart Octopus: Octopus App will direct you to the Samsung Pay app to check the transaction records of your Smart Octopus)


​For iOS mobile devices:

iPhone 7 or newer with iOS 13 or above – Upon successful registration, place the registered Octopus by the upper back of your mobile device and wait for a few seconds until its remaining value and the latest spending records are shown.

Other iOS mobile device – you’ll need an Octopus Mobile Reader which has been paired with your mobile device (please click here for the pairing steps). Upon successful pairing and connection, place the registered Octopus on the Octopus Mobile Reader and wait for a few seconds until its remaining value and the latest spending records are shown. If you need to check the spending records of another Octopus, please press the ‘Back’ button on your iOS device or wait for 30 seconds.


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