How-to add your Starbucks card to Passbook

In one of the biggest and most anticipated iOS app updates in recent memory, Starbucks tonight pushed version 2.4 of its app with support for Passbook.

Coffee junkies rejoice! The Starbucks iOS app (free, App Store) was just updated to include Passbook support:

Race you to the App Store, go! #passbook…

— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) October 4, 2012

Passbook is Apple's new iOS 6 app that allows you to store boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, etc. When you arrive at a relevant location the pass or coupon appears on your iPhone's lock screen. While sure to be welcomed by many, the update comes three days later than Starbucks' self-imposed deadline for Passbook support which came and went on Sunday.

Here's how to enable Passbook in Starbucks 2.4:

  1. Update to iOS 6 (if you haven't already)
  2. Update to Starbucks 2.4 via the App Store
  3. Launch the Starbucks app and touch Card > Manage > Add Card to Passbook
  4. Optional: Select Stores > Set a Favorite Store
  5. Walk into your local Starbucks and look on your iPhone lock screen.
Add your Starbucks card to Passbook - Jason O'Grady

9to5Mac reports that Starbucks 2.4 (curiously) doesn't support the iPhone 5's additional 176 vertical pixels and Passbook doesn't work in Canada and the United Kingdom.