This app adds an Anonymous Suica card in your Wallet. With this card you can travel and purchase in major cities, Japan.
- No fee, no deposit
- No plastic Suica cards to start
- "Add money" is available in Wallet with Apple Pay
*** Important Notice ***
[!] Only one Suica card can be added.
[!] Once added, Suica card is managed in Wallet or Watch app.
[!] Before upgrading your iPhone or Apple Watch, please delete Suica cards in Wallet from the old device, especially before unpairing Apple Watch. Then add them again to Wallet with the same Apple ID.
[!] Note that Touch ID or Face ID is skipped at the ticket gates when "Express Card" is set.
Minor update on the internal process.
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Very useful app for travelers in japan who don’t read japanese
SuicaEng is a trimmed down version of the full Suica app, converted to an English interface. This lite version has only one function, to create a virtual Suica card in your iPhone wallet. It won’t let you manage your physical Suica card, for that you need the full Japanese only Suica app.
With this virtual Suica card you can tap on tap off on all trains in the Tokyo metropolitan area. You can also use Suica to pay for purchases in most convenience stores like Lawson, Family Mart, 7-Eleven. You can also use it at many small restaurants which makes it a convenient alternative to cash. You can top up the virtual Suica directly from other debit or credit cards in your iPhone wallet. I’ve been using this virtual Suica for the past two years in japan and it’s an essential app in my iPhone. It even still works if your phone has gone into extreme low power mode (when your screen is black with an outline of a battery with a thin red vertical line showing).
The one problem with SuicaEng is that there is no way to get the full ID number of the virtual Suica card, I had to install the Japanese version Suica app to get it. This number is required if you use the Smart EX app to buy Shinkansen tickets and want to register your Suica card so that you can just use your phone to board the Shinkansen instead of using paper tickets.
Overall a very useful app, recommended for traveler to japan.
Great to finally get this app in English but ...
It’s great to get this app in English, saves me from having to memorize the steps to add a Suica card to my wallet. However I have to deduct one star because this app does not provide any means to get the Suica card IS which I need to be able to add it to the SmartEX app. So right now I have to install BOTH the English *and* Japanese versions. Not cool!!!
Apple Pay issues
I see that a couple of people are having issues with the app. Now let me explain something, Apple announced suica card compatibility with the iPhone 7 and Watch 2 if bought in Japan (due to chip manufacturing I guess). iPhone 8 and higher, and Watch 3 and higher users can use the app, regardless of product purchase origin. Also to use the transfer feature you must have required the device(s) mentioned above and have the device region set to Japan.
Developers please add a disclaimer in the app description and in the app so people can know if their device is compatible with this feature cause saying that this device is not compatible confuses people who do not know this stuff.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.