How to Fix the Starbucks App Not Working on Apple Watch

The Starbucks app for Apple Watch brings many of the best features from the iPhone version to our wrists. Apple Watch users who install the app on their watches can easily track their rewards, identify Starbucks locations, and most importantly, make in-store purchases.

For people like me who require a daily caffeine fix, having access to these features on my watch is a nice luxury that I’m regularly utilizing. Because Starbucks doesn’t yet support Apple Pay for in-store purchase, this is the closest versions of this popular feature available for Starbucks customers. However, many customers are having trouble adequately using their Apple Watch to complete in-store transactions.

If you have encountered any issues while buying a cup of coffee or a light breakfast at Starbucks using your Apple Watch, please follow the guide below.

The app is very unresponsive on my Apple Watch

A few months ago I decided to install the Starbucks app on my Apple Watch. At first, the app stopped working completely, freezes right in front of my face. A quick restart seems to do the trick.

Next thing I know, another problem occurred. This time, the Starbucks card is not showing up in my wallet. If you have this issue, just remove the app and re-install it from the App Store.

Unable to reload Starbucks card using Apple Pay

This appears to be a temporary problem with the Starbucks app. Customers can use Apple Pay to reload their cards that they can use at the register in a similar manner to using an Apple Pay credit card.

However, you won’t be able to use your Apple Pay credit card to make an in-store purchase directly. Starbucks says that it will soon implement this at the register. For now, the only solution is to reload your card before entering the store.

Another thing you can do is go to the Settings app > Passbook & Apple Pay > Select a card > reload from there.

Starbucks App Crashing

If the Starbucks app keeps on crashing whenever you try to use it on your Apple Watch then try the following tips:

  • Ensure that the Starbucks app you have is the newest version. You can check this in the App Store on your iPhone.
  • You should also check if your Watch and iPhone have any available software update. If so, download and install them.

I hope the solutions above help you fix any problems you have with your Starbucks app. Let us know in the comment section below if you find anything else worth adding.

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