Woman reveals 'life saving' iPhone trick for when your battery dies | The Sun

RUNNING out of battery on the go is a pain in the neck but it's even more of a nuisance if you need it for public transport.

The panic is real, wondering how on earth you will be able to exit the station without your iPhone powered up.

Thankfully, Apple has a special feature that's actually been around for years.

TikToker Anastasia Koss has made people aware of it once again, after her iPhone's battery ran out midway through her journey.

It turns out that you can still use Apple Pay for travel several hours after the device has shutdown.

The iPhone actually preserves a tiny bit of power exactly for this.

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So while your handset isn't functional for all the usual stuff, you can use it to tap out.

You can use it up to five hours after the iPhone's battery hits zero, depending on the model you have.

It works on several transport networks across the world, such as London Underground.

But it only works if you have set up an Express Travel card on your iPhone.

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Express Mode allows you to pay for limited services like public transport without using Face ID or Touch ID.

Despite the feature being around for years now, some iPhone users are still unaware it exists.

"So all those times i rushed home because i thought i would be stranded," one commenter wrote on TikTok.

"no way this can be true," another said.

How to set up an Apple Pay Express Travel card

Express Travel cards allow you to tap in and out of some public transport networks without using Face ID or Touch ID.

It's designed to make things a bit quicker when you're in the heat of the moment on busy subway services.

You can set it up by going to Settings and going down to Wallet & Apple Pay.

Find Express Travel Card and tap the payment card you would like to use.

It'll ask you for Face ID or Touch ID to verify, then it's set up.

You'll now no longer need to use security for travel.

Remember, it's only available on some public transport networks.

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In the UK, it's available on Arriva UK Bus, Brighton & Hove Buses, First Bus Group, Transport for London (TfL), Metrobus and Oxford Bus Company.

A full list of supported transport services and countries can be found on Apple's website.

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