How to use Alipay

Living in or visiting China, you’ll find that Alipay is an essential app, as it is a popular method for paying for things. Here is a guide on how to pay with Alipay and some of its other handy features.


Step 1: Download the app

The Alipay app is available on iOS and Android, with an English version. 



Step 2: Register for an Alipay account using your phone number  


Note: You can use a foreign number for registration before you arrive in China and change the registered number after purchasing a Chinese SIM card. 


Step 3: Link your bank card

You can link a foreign bank card to your Alipay account.