In this short post we will explain the biggest change in Apple Wallet on iOS 10, in particular we will talk about the pass description that now is visible on the back of the pass.
iOS 10 – Description on the back of the pass
On the picture below you can see how the back of passes looked before iOS 10 (on the left). On the right side an example of the current iOS update including the pass description. The pass description can be customised and for optimal rendering it should be not longer than 35 characters.
Important Note: the pass description is not only shown on the back, but it is still also shown on the ‘add pass’ page before installing the pass itself. The 35 characters are heavily truncated in the latter. However, we recommend sticking to the 35 characters, as the back of the pass is usually seen regularly, whereas the ‘add page’ is seen only once.
How to customise the pass description on the back of passes in iOS 10
The process is pretty easy and straightforward:
Step 2 – Select ‘Templates’ on the left-side menu. You will get access to the templates section. At this point select the template you want to edit.
Step 3 – Once you are in the Edit Template section, click on ‘1. template info’ and you will access the description box where you can customise the description that will appear on the back of the pass.
Step 4 – Make sure you don’t type more that 35 characters. Once you are done, click on the save button on the bottom right as shown on the screen above. After updating the description, you can also send a push to all devices with your pass installed.
If you want to see what else changed on iOS 10, please take a look at this article. You might also be interested in how Apple pay works in iOS 10. If you liked this post, or if you have any questions please leave a comment in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to check out CherryPie if you want to deliver unforgettable mobile engagement experiences to your customers.