Does Dunkin Donuts Take Apple Pay In 2023? (Find Out Here!)

Don’t you just hate when you go out to get a coffee and your hundred-dollar-bill-stuffed wallet is just bulging from your back pocket?

I know. I hate it, too.

Jokes aside, no one likes carrying pockets full of stuff when they’re simply out and about, grabbing coffee, or running simple errands, which brings us to the question at hand - does Dunkin Donuts take Apple Pay in 2023?

I think you know the answer, but let’s check it out anyway.

Yes, Dunkin Donuts accepts Apple Pay in 2023. Whether you’re ordering through a Dunkin Donuts mobile app or you choose to drive thru (pun intended) and get your order - the store accepts Apple Pay!

How To Use Apple Pay At Dunkin Stores

If you’re like me and you’ve only recently decided it was time to switch to an iPhone, there’s a good chance you haven’t used your phone to pay at Dunkin Donuts.

Thankfully, not only does Dunkin take Apple Pay, but using Apple Pay at Dunkin Donuts restaurants is a breeze!

All you need is an Apple device, whether that's your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, with Apple Pay set up.

When it’s your turn to pay, simply:

  • Double-click your iPhone lock button or Apple Watch side button (that’s the default shortcut to access Apple Pay)
  • Hold your device near the contactless payment reader at the cash register, and wait for that ever-pleasing “ding” sound.[1]
  • Grab your order and say thank you! (optional, but preferred)

One more thing…

Please, don’t be like me. Don’t rush. Your coffee won’t get cold. I promise.

Just wait a second for Apple Pay to launch before you slap your device onto a reader.

You have to because you must authenticate the transaction with Face ID (or Touch ID/fingerprint authentication if you’re using an iPad).

Apple Pay On Phone Screen

How To Use Apple Pay On The Dunkin Mobile App

I’m not much of a talker, so if there’s a way to avoid it - I’m all for it.

Long story short- that’s why I usually order a coffee and a bagel through Dunkin’s mobile app, and if you’re someone that enjoys peace and quiet - you can, too.

All you need to do is open the Dunkin Donuts app and tap your screen a few times. It’s honestly that simple.

If you don’t have the app, you can find it in the AppStore.

And if you’re reading this while in line at Dunkin Donuts because you forgot your wallet and you’re wondering if they accept Apple Pay - let this be a lesson for next time - always use the app and order ahead.


Here’s how I order Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel, and a large Americano using Apple Pay within Dunkin’s mobile app.[2]

  • Launch the Dunkin Donuts mobile app.
  • Tap the "Order Now" button.
  • Browse through the list of nearby DD establishments (there will be a map of nearby stores in an Apple Maps-like interface, so choose the nearest one).
  • Find what you want and add items to your order.
  • Tap the "Checkout" button.
  • Choose Apple Pay as your preferred payment method (you’ll be able to choose between credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and some other payment methods I’ll discuss later)
  • Tap the "I'm ready" button.
  • Select whether you want to pick up your order in-store or via the drive-thru.
  • Head to the store and collect your order.

Easy, isn’t it?

Apple Pay On The Dunkin Mobile App

How To Use Apple Pay At Dunkin Drive Thru

Since you're a responsible driver and don't want to use your phone while behind the wheel, you'll want to use Apple Pay right at the drive-thru. So, here's how that goes:

  • Drive to your nearest Dunkin Donuts.
  • Place your order.
  • When it’s time to pay, pull out your preferred iOS device, and get it close to the contactless payment reader.

Voila - you’re done.

Paying At Dunkin Drive Thru

What Exactly Is Apple Pay Anyway?

Now that we've established that Dunkin Donuts take Apple Pay, let's talk about this super-convenient contactless payment method.

In layman’s terms, Apply Pay is a super convenient way to pay for things using your Apple device(s).

Now, if you want to get somewhat technical…

Apply Pay is a contactless payment method that allows Apple users to make secure payment(s) using their devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.[3]

It takes just a few minutes to set up, and if you’re anything like me, it will transform your life and make buying your favorite Dunkin Donuts Refresher super easy.

Now, that’s all fine and dandy, but after using it for the past eight months, I did notice a few drawbacks. But before we get to those, let’s give credit where credit is due.


  • It’s super convenient: I don’t know if I have ever been so impressed by a phone feature. I know I’m gushing over mobile payments, but being able to pay with your wrist and not having to worry about cash and credit or debit cards is truly a blessing - especially if you’re traveling a lot.
  • It’s very reliable: Kudos to whoever is keeping Apple servers up and running, but I haven’t had a single issue with Apple Pay, no matter which country I was in. It simply worked like a charm every single time.
  • It’s incredibly secure: Your credit card details are not stored locally or online.[4] You'll get a unique device account number (an encrypted one) that will be stored locally, making your info virtually impossible to hack. Even if someone were to steal all of your Apple devices with Apple Pay on them - they wouldn't be able to use it because Apple does not store personal information anywhere.
  • It’s widely accepted: Whether you’re eating burgers at fast-food chains or fine dining at fancy restaurants - everyone seems to accept Apple Pay. Just look around… The Apple Pay logo is everywhere!
Apple Pay On Mobile Phone


  • It doesn’t support some cards: If you’re using a Payoneer card, for example, bad luck, my friend, you can’t take Apple Pay. So, while Dunkin accepts Apple Pay, and you’re willing and able to make the most of it - Apple Pay may not accept your card.
  • It’s dependent on your devices: While it’s true that no one goes anywhere without charging their gadgets, what you’re going to do if your phone and watch run out of juice? Pay with smiles? Wash dishes? I don’t think so.
  • It’s not supported worldwide: While I did mention that I haven’t had any issues with it abroad, that’s not always true. Using Apple Pay or even set-up up Apple Pay isn’t available in every country in the world, so if this is your preferred payment process - you might want to have an alternative handy.

Other Popular Payment Options At Dunkin

Yeah, Dunkin Donuts take Apple Pay - we’ve learned that much. But what about other options? Are there other online payment options, or do you have to use the greenery?

Does Dunkin Donuts take Google Pay?

Yes, Dunkin Donuts takes Google Pay.[5]

What do you think I did when I wasn’t invited to the “blue bubble” group chats? Maybe I wasn’t able to use Apple Pay, but I still got around!

Apple supremacy jokes aside, Google Pay is pretty much as reliable as Apple Pay, so if retailers are accepting  Apple Pay, they’ll take G-Pay, too.

Paying WIth Google Pay

Does Dunkin Donuts take Samsung Pay?

Yes, Dunking Donuts take Samsung Pay, too. If, for any reason, you don’t want to use G-Pay - this will work, as well.

From what I understand (I never really liked Samsung, so I haven’t used this one), while not as widely accepted as the previous two, you should still be able to use Samsung Pay with all major retailers.

Some small businesses or artisan shops, or retail stores may not take it, but still, you’d be able to go around.

Paying With Samsung Pay

Does Dunkin Donuts accept Amazon Pay?

No, unfortunately, Dunking Donuts does not accept Amazon Pay.

On the other hand, if you can’t be bothered to use the app to order a coffee and a bagel from Dunkin - you could use Amazon Alexa to order it for you!

You will have to be one of the DD perks members to order ahead this way, but hey, that’s something you can do with Amazon products.

Paying With Amazon Pay

Can you pay with Venmo at Dunkin?

No, you can’t pay with Venmo at Dunkin. And there’s a good chance you never will be, as this peer-to-be payment method isn’t really made for these kinds of transactions.

This is also why you can’t use Venmo within the Dunkin app, so I guess you’ll just have to ask your friend using Apple Pay to get you a drink and a donut, and you can Venmo them later.

And make sure you do! Don’t be THAT kind of friend.

Paying With Venmo

Can you Pay with Cash at Dunkin?

If you’re not a fan of contactless payment options or any other payment options other than cash, you’ll be pleased to know that you can pay with cash at Dunkin Donuts.

Just note that you can’t pay with cash unless you order in person. If you wish to use an app, you will have to use Apple Pay or some of the other payment options we’ve outlined.

Common Dunkin Donuts Apple Pay Questions

When did Dunkin' Donuts add Apple Pay?

Dunkin Donuts added Apple Pay back in December 2015 as a way for their customers to recharge their Dunkin Donuts card(s). Ever since then, Dunkin takes Apple Pay.

How do you set up Apple Pay on the iPhone?

To set up Apple Pay on the iPhone, you’ll have to fire up your Apple Wallet app and follow these steps: Tap to add a card. > Choose “Debit or Credit Card” > Fill out the credit or debit card details > Agree to your bank’s terms and conditions > Wait for activation. Just a quick heads up; in certain situations, you will have to go through an additional verification, either through email or text message, where you’ll just input a 6-digit code, and then you’ll be able to activate and use Apple Pay.

How do you set up Apple Pay on the Apple watch?

To set up Apple Pay on the Apple Watch, you’ll have to do the following: Open up on the Watch app on your linked iPhone > Select Wallet and Apple Pay > Tap to add a card. > Add card details > Agree to your bank's terms and conditions > Wait for activation.


Is Apple Pay accepted by Dunkin Donuts? Yes, of course.

Does Dunkin take Apple Pay in-app? How about the drive-thru? Yes, and yes.

Basically, if you can order it - you can use Apple Pay at Dunkin.

I know I do…

So, don't worry if you've forgotten your wallet because you were staring at TikToks while you were getting ready to go grab a coffee (totally didn’t happen to me) - just use your phone.



Kayla Stavridis

Kayla Stavridis

Kayla Stavridis is the Head of Marketing here at Barista HQ. While keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in coffee, you can find her sipping a cold brew with just a touch of milk on the beach in the afternoon and a Corona with lime in the evening. She is passionate about keeping you informed about what’s new in coffee.

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