With digital tickets becoming increasingly common, many people are wondering if you can share Ticketmaster tickets stored in Apple Wallet. The short answer is yes, you can share Ticketmaster tickets from your Apple Wallet with others. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when doing so.
How Ticketmaster Mobile Tickets Work
Ticketmaster offers mobile tickets through its app which utilizes Apple Wallet or Google Pay. When you purchase event tickets through Ticketmaster, you have the option to add them to your Apple Wallet. This stores the tickets locally on your device for easy access even without an internet connection.
The tickets contain a unique barcode that is scanned at the venue to validate your entry. For Apple Wallet specifically, the tickets utilize Apple’s Secure Element technology which securely stores payment and ticket information on the device.
Sharing Individual Tickets
If you purchased a single ticket through Ticketmaster and added it to Apple Wallet, you can share that individual ticket with someone else. To do so, you would need to transfer the ticket through Ticketmaster or the event organizer’s ticket transfer process. This invalidates the ticket on your device and sends it to the recipient.
Here are the steps to share an individual Ticketmaster ticket from Apple Wallet:
- Open the Ticketmaster app and go to the event ticket.
- Tap the “Transfer Ticket” button.
- Enter the recipient’s name, email address or phone number.
- The recipient will receive the transferred mobile ticket which they can add to their Apple Wallet.
- Your original ticket will be invalidated and removed from your Apple Wallet.
This transfers the ticket management to the recipient while removing it from your device. It prevents both parties from having a valid ticket for entry. The recipient can then store it in their own Apple Wallet for convenience.
Sharing Multiple Tickets
If you purchased multiple tickets in a single order through Ticketmaster, things work a bit differently. Your Apple Wallet would contain a single pass with multiple barcodes, one for each ticket. In this case, you cannot directly transfer tickets individually.
To share tickets with others, you would need to transfer the entire ticket order. This sends a copy of the pass with all tickets to the recipient while retaining the original on your device. Here is how to share multiple Ticketmaster tickets from Apple Wallet:
- Open the Ticketmaster app and go to the event tickets.
- Tap the “Transfer Tickets” button.
- Select the tickets you want to share.
- Enter the recipient’s name, email address or phone number.
- The recipient will receive the ticket transfer with the selected tickets.
- The original tickets remain in your Apple Wallet as well.
In this case, both parties retain the tickets. You will need to coordinate with the recipient on which tickets each person will use for entry. Make sure the same tickets are not scanned twice at the venue.
Transferring Tickets Back
For individual tickets, if the person you transferred your Ticketmaster ticket to cannot attend the event, they can transfer the ticket back to you through Ticketmaster. This will re-validate the ticket on your original device. Just make sure the return transfer occurs before the event starts.
For ticket orders with multiple tickets, it is not possible to transfer individual tickets back. The recipient would need to transfer the entire order back to you if they cannot attend. In this case, work with the recipient to determine which specific tickets you still need before accepting the transfer back.
There are a few common issues that may occur when sharing Ticketmaster tickets from Apple Wallet:
- Make sure the recipient successfully received the transferred tickets. Check their Apple Wallet or Ticketmaster account.
- If tickets are transferred close to the event start time, there may be delays in receiving them. Leave enough lead time when sharing tickets.
- If you lose internet connection, you may not be able to transfer out tickets until it’s restored.
- Only transfer tickets to people you know and trust. Scammers may try to fraudulently obtain tickets from you.
- Avoid accidental transfers by double checking the recipient’s details before confirming.
If there are any issues, you can contact Ticketmaster Fan Support for assistance with ticket transfers. Make sure to only share tickets with people you know to avoid potential problems down the road.
Checking Shared Ticket Status
After sharing your Ticketmaster tickets through Apple Wallet, you may want to check their status. Here are ways to confirm:
- Open Apple Wallet and check if the ticket pass is still there or removed after transferring.
- Log into your Ticketmaster account online and view your upcoming events. It will show if tickets were transferred.
- Ask the recipient to confirm if they received the shared tickets properly into their Apple Wallet.
- Try scanning your ticket barcode at another Ticketmaster event to verify if it’s still valid.
Checking the ticket status helps prevent any surprises at the entry gate. Coordinating closely with whoever you shared tickets with is key.
Get New Tickets If Necessary
In rare cases, your shared Ticketmaster tickets may get lost or unusable if there is an issue with the transfer. If that happens, you have a few options to get replacement tickets:
- Purchase new tickets – You can buy new tickets through Ticketmaster for the same event if available.
- Contact event organizer – Explain the situation to the concert promoter or venue box office to see if they can issue new tickets.
- Visit box office – Go to the venue box office on the day of the event and discuss replacing problematic tickets.
- Try re-entry – If you originally held multiple tickets, attempt re-entry with your other ticket barcodes.
Always arrive early in case there are any ticket issues that need sorting out. And don’t share tickets right before the event where there’s no time to fix problems.
Other Digital Ticket Platforms
While Ticketmaster is the most common, there are other digital ticketing platforms that utilize Apple Wallet including:
- AXS Mobile Tickets
- SeatGeek Mobile Tickets
- StubHub Mobile Tickets
- Vivid Seats Mobile Tickets
- Gametime Mobile Tickets
- Viator Mobile Tickets
The process for sharing tickets from these platforms is very similar. You can transfer tickets directly from the app and send them to recipient’s Apple Wallet. Just follow the same guidance of only sharing with trusted contacts.
Apple Wallet Ticket Sharing Guidelines
Here are some key tips when sharing Ticketmaster and other tickets from Apple Wallet:
- Only share tickets with friends, family, or known contacts you trust.
- Transfer individual tickets through Ticketmaster, not just Apple Wallet.
- Leave ample time for transfers to process before the event.
- Confirm ticket validity after transferring or receiving tickets.
- Have a backup plan in case transfers fail close to the event start.
Following these guidelines will help ensure a smooth ticket sharing process using Apple Wallet.
The Bottom Line
Yes, you can share Ticketmaster tickets stored in Apple Wallet with other people. For individual tickets, use Ticketmaster’s transfer process to send them securely to a recipient’s device. For multiple tickets in an order, you can transfer the entire pass to share access.
Make sure tickets are properly delivered and disable tickets you have shared on your end. Coordinating with recipients and allowing sufficient time for ticket transfers helps avoid problems. With digital ticketing, Apple Wallet enables convenient ticket sharing capabilities right from your iPhone.
|Sharing individual Ticketmaster ticket from Apple Wallet
|Sharing multiple tickets in Ticketmaster order
This table summarizes the key steps and differences when sharing individual Ticketmaster tickets versus multiple tickets from the same order purchased through Ticketmaster.
Can you share Apple Pay trips with family and friends?
Apple Pay for public transportation allows you to pay for trips using your iPhone or Apple Watch instead of a traditional ticket or transit card. While convenient, you may wonder if you can share rides purchased via Apple Pay with family and friends. Here are the key things to know about sharing Apple Pay transit trips:
Sharing Single Rides
If you purchase a single ride with Apple Pay, it is tied specifically to your device. There is no way to directly share or transfer it to someone else after purchase. Your friend or family member would need to tap their own iPhone or Apple Watch to pay separately if traveling with you.
Some transit agencies may allow multiple riders to board based on a single Apple Pay purchase, but policies vary. Check with your local transit organization to see if group travel is permitted with a single fare.
Sharing Passes or Cards
For unlimited ride passes or transit card balances added to Apple Pay, the options for sharing depend on the transit agency. Some may allow you to purchase additional cards and passes for friends and family through their app.
The receipts would be tied to different devices so you can share access to the pass or trips. Make sure to verify policies with your transit operator before attempting to share Apple Pay passes among multiple riders.
If you have Family Sharing enabled with household members, you may be able to share Apple Pay transit cards with family. Passes and trips are still tied to individuals’ devices, but payment can be made from a shared credit card.
Check if your transit agency and card issuer support Family Sharing payments. This allows easy splitting of transit pass costs while keeping trips tied to each person’s iPhone or Apple Watch.
Solutions for Group Travel
To travel in groups using Apple Pay, consider these options:
- Purchase individual single rides – Have each person pay separately with their device.
- Coordinate unlimited passes – Share cost of monthly passes that allow group travel.
- Use Family Sharing – Share payment method for individual passes.
- Physical ticket options – Consider paper tickets, plastic reloadsable cards, etc. for group trips.
Proper planning helps make group travel easy when using Apple Pay for transit. Check with your local agency for the most convenient and cost-effective solution.
While Apple Wallet enables easy digital ticket access, actual sharing capabilities vary for each type of ticket and event. Follow all transfer procedures carefully when sharing tickets between Apple Wallet users. For Apple Pay transit, individual rides cannot be shared, but unlimited passes may allow group travel in some cases. Understanding the limitations and options for your tickets helps maximize convenience when sharing with family and friends.