Your iPhone or Apple Watch is now your Octopus
Octopus on iPhone or Apple Watch simplifies the way you ride transit and shop. Breeze through the turnstiles or pay at the retail outlets just by tapping your iPhone or Apple Watch to the Octopus reader. No need to open an app or wake your device. Check your balance and skip the queues by topping up using your favourite credit/debit/ATM card, or from your bank account without service fees.
Octopus is available in Adult and Elder types, requiring a refundable deposit of HK$50, and has a stored value limit of HK$3,000. You can use it on an iPhone 8 or above, or an Apple Watch Series 3 or above.
Ride and Shop with just one easy tap.
Paying is easy. Simply hold your iPhone or Apple Watch on the reader as you go through the ticket gates or at retail outlets to shop. There's no need to open an app or even wake your device.
There are more ways to add funds to your Octopus.
Now you can top up using your favourite credit or debit/ATM card¹ without service fees anytime, anywhere using either the Octopus App, Wallet app or Watch app on your iPhone or Apple Watch. And just like with your physical card, you can still add funds to the Octopus on iPhone or Apple Watch at the usual places with cash, reload with Automatic Add Value Service (AAVS) or from your bank account with Faster Payment System (FPS) transfer set up in Octopus App.
Instant transaction tracking for peace of mind.
Wondering if you have enough to pay for your ride? Forgot what you spent? Not a problem. You can keep track of your transaction history and balance via Octopus App or Wallet app, so you don't have to remember the details.
Setup your Octopus in just few steps.
If you have a physical Octopus card², you can transfer its remaining value, deposit, and most services (including Automatic Add Value Service) to your Octopus on iPhone.
To do so, simply open Octopus App, tap "Add", select "Transfer Octopus Card", and follow the instructions.
To add a new Octopus, open Octopus App, tap "Add" and select card type, then input the amount and confirm payment.
Wallet app and Watch app
To add an Octopus³ to iPhone, open the Wallet app, tap "+" , then tap "Continue", tap "Octopus", input top-up amount, tap "Add", and then follow the instructions.
To add an Octopus³ to Apple Watch, open the Watch app on iPhone, tap "Wallet & Apple Pay", and then follow the instructions.
¹ Only Hong Kong-issued Mastercard, UnionPay or Visa credit or debit cards are accepted.
² Only On-Loan version of Adult, Elder and Personalised Octopus (except designated card types) with a 9-digit Octopus number (eight digits plus one single digit inside the brackets, e.g. 12345678(9)) can be transferred.
³ Add Adult Octopus only.
- Octopus on iPhone or Apple Watch is designated as a "Smart Octopus" and is issued subject to the "Conditions of Issue of Octopus"
- Please use your Octopus on iPhone or Apple Watch regularly. If it has not had any add value or payment transaction for three years, it will become an Inactive Smart Octopus and you will have to pay the Inactive Smart Octopus Administrative Fee.