Can I delete coupons and tickets through Passbook?
Yes, you can delete any one of your passes. Click on the information icon at the bottom right of the pass, which will then show you the back side of the pass. The back provides you with a few settings options and more information about the pass. You will also an icon of a trash can which allows you to delete the pass.
Why can I only access the home screen in Passbook?
In order for you to actually use Passbook, it requires actual passes to be created by a third party or other developers and then opened in Passbook. If you don’t have any passes at all, Passbook will only display its home screen, depicting an empty Passbook. Once you have passes in there, you’ll see them in Passbook and can manage and access them accordingly.
Once you know the format of a pass, you can even build your own passes and install them via e-mail. If you have the beta version of iOS6, check out passk.it and you can download some sample passes into phones. If you want more information, see the Pass Kit Programming Guide for how it all works.
How can I test push notifications in Passbook?
So far, we’ve found that http://passk.it allows you to download sample passes and use their API to test out push notifications. Ensure that you have iOS6 installed first, otherwise you won’t be able to download any of their passes.
Go to http://passk.it and download a sample Starbucks pass: http://passk.it/samples/#starbucks, and from there the developers at PassK.it will email you an API key. Their starter file at https://passk.it/api-starter.html should allow you to push updates to your pass.
Can I recover a deleted coupon, ticket, or card?
There are a few ways for you to recover a pass that has been deleted. If you received your pass through a URL link or mail attachment, simply locate that URL or mail attachment and open it again. Your pass should then be stored in Passbook. If your pass was opened through a 3rd party application, go back to that app and reopen the pass from there.
Can I turn off push notifications?
You have the option of turning off push notifications for Passbook. However, you will not receive alerts detailing changes in your ticket/pass. If a flight time has changed, you won’t be notified of this occurrence. There is no real-time update to your pass if push notifications are switched off. It is highly recommended that you leave push notifications on to take advantage of instantaneous updates.
Can I turn on push notifications for some passes?
Yes, you have the option of switching on/off notifications for passes. You could keep notifications on for your airplane tickets and event tickets, but switch off alerts for your loyalty cards. This allows the user to control what information they want to receive.
Do I need Internet/Wi-Fi/3G to use Passbook?
You would first need to get a pass into Passbook, which requires one to click on a URL, open a mail attachment, or open a pass directly through a 3rd party application. This depends on Internet connectivity. Once your pass is stored in Passbook, you would not need Internet connection to scan the QR code. It is static and can be scanned without Internet connectivity, just like a standard barcode. However, bear in mind that without access to the Internet, you will not receive push notifications or alerts, nor will your pass be updated in real time. To maximize the full benefits of Passbook, connection to the Internet by Wi-Fi or 3G is recommended.
What if I want to edit information on tickets and coupons?
Contact the outlet providing your pass, ticket, card, or coupon if changes need to be made. You as the user cannot change anything through Passbook itself as all of the information that appears on your pass runs through the system of the provider.
How do I get coupons, tickets, or cards to appear in Passbook?
You must first purchase a coupon, ticket, or card from providers that are integrated with Passbook. Upon purchase, you can open a pass directly from the URL you received, a mail attachment, or through a 3rd party application. Depending on the outlet providing you with this pass, these are the ways in which a pass can be be opened and stored in Passbook.