I had my phone/wallet combo stolen this weekend. I wasn’t able to immediately Freeze the card because I needed to get to another device to do so.
When I did log in to another device, I could see that the thief was attempting to make contactless purchases on it, which were being declined because (luckily for me) he was trying to spend in excess of the £8 on the card.
I’m wondering if there’s an Apple Watch solution for this…? For example, would it be possible, based on the present iOS/WatchOS development kits, to Freeze the card based on the phone’s proximity to the Apple Watch? That is to say, as soon as the phone loses bluetooth connection with the watch, the app freezes the card in the background and once it re-establishes a connection, the card automatically defrosts.
I continue to be surprised that Apple haven’t included a feature like this themselves… I would expect the watch to be able to give you a little nudge when you’ve walked out of the range of your phone, to prevent you from leaving it somewhere.