Manually Refresh Items And Passes In Passbook [iOS Tips]

Passbook Refresh

Passbook is cool, and one of the neat features of the service is the automatic refresh of information on your passes, letting you keep track of stuff like your Starbuck’s balance, or airline miles, or other kinds of cool stuff.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work automatically. This can be an issue if they include balances or loyalty points, right? Luckily you can refresh each of the passes in Passbook manually.

Here’s how to do that.

First of all, launch Passbook on your iPhone with a tap to the icon. Find the card you want to refresh, and tap on it to bring it to the top. Look down to the lower right-hand corner of the pass, and tap that little information “i” icon there. You’ll be able to see the last time it was updated.

Want to refresh it? Just like the Mail app and Twitter, you can just pull the whole screen downward in a “pull to refresh” move, and Passbook will check the actual pass account out there, and refresh the data accordingly.

Hit the Done button when you’re done, and the information on the front of the card should now reflect the latest information, hot and fresh from the servers for that particular pass or loyalty card.

Easy, right? You’re welcome.

About the author

Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Culture Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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