Apple users can now rrequest and send money from their Apple Species card directly via the Wallet app with the launch of iOS 15.5. The company notes that to request or send money directly from Wallet, users can open the app, tap their Apple Cash card to display it, tap “request or send”, add recipient information, enter a cash amount and follow the steps. to complete the request or transaction.
The company notes that users can also continue to send and request money directly in Messages by tapping the Apple Cash button in Messages, entering the amount, then selecting Request or Pay.
Apple Cash can be used with Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad, or transferred to a bank account. Plus, parents can set up an Apple Cash card for their kids and send money to their kids easily and securely with Apple Cash Family. Parents have the ability to see their children’s Apple Cash balance and spending activity, and also apply restrictions on their spending if needed.
iOS 15.5 also brings a host of new features to the Apple Podcasts app. These include features for managing podcast storage across devices, tools to enable annual podcast subscriptions, and Apple’s new Podcast Delegated Delivery system that will soon make it easier for creators to distribute their podcasts directly to consumers. Apple Podcasts from third-party hosting providers.