Your iPhone or Apple Watch is now your Octopus
From 6 November 2023 to 31 December 2023 (Promotion Period), new customers who add an Octopus to an iPhone or Apple Watch and top up with Visa, can enjoy up to $200 reward and a free card image of your choice! Style your Octopus with your favourite card image!Learn more and register now
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 app 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.
If you are a holder of Personalised Octopus with student status, you can transfer your physical Octopus to your iPhone or Apple Watch. Click here to learn more.
If you‘re a Citi Octopus Credit Card cardholder, you can now add an Octopus on iPhone using Octopus App, and perform at least one auto-reload transaction by 31 Dec 2023, in order to enjoy $100 Octopus Top-up Value! Click here to register now!
Don’t have a Citi Octopus Credit Card? From now until 2 Jan 2024, apply now via Octopus App to enjoy $900 welcome offer and earn up to 15% offer every journey.
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), from bank app² 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 Service³) 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 Octopus⁴ 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 Octopus⁴ to Apple Watch, open the Watch app on iPhone, tap "Wallet & Apple Pay", and then follow the instructions.
New function: Choose your Octopus card image now!
You can now choose your favorite card image for your Octopus on iPhone or Apple Watch⁵ from the Octopus Card Image Store in Octopus App. Your selected card image will appear⁶ when you tap to make payment using your iPhone or Apple Watch. Style your Octopus on Mobile now!
¹ Only Hong Kong-issued Mastercard, UnionPay or Visa credit or debit cards are accepted.
² Please click here for the list of supporting banks.
³ Only On-Loan version of Adult, Elder and Personalised Octopus (except designated card types) can be transferred.
⁴ Add Adult Octopus only.
⁵ Choose your Octopus card image function is not applicable to Elder and Citi Octopus.
⁶ The payment screen may vary between iPhone models.
- The compatible devices are iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus or later, or Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
- 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.