Apple Pay Suica Paper Receipts

Apple Pay Suica is very convenient but what if you need a paper trail? You have Suica store purchase paper receipts of course but no paper record of transit receipts that you might need for company travel expense reports. There are three options.

Option #1 Wallet
Wallet keeps a simple list of the most recent Suica transactions. The only way to print this is the old take a screen shot method but this is limited and might not be enough for your needs. There is also the problem that the Suica card transaction record is wiped when Suica is removed from Wallet by: manually removing it, turning off passcode, or remotely removing Apple Pay cards for the device via your iCloud account. The Suica transaction record is not really lost: it still lives on the cloud but is wiped from the local device.

Option #2 Suica App
Accessing transaction records beyond Wallet requires a Suica App/Mobile Suica account. Mobile Suica cloud stores transactions record up to 26 weeks, Suica App shows the most recent 100 transactions. Access transaction history in the bottom menu or tapping SF in the Ticket Purchase/Suica Management section. Mobile Suica cloud updates the SF transaction list every 24 hours so you will not see todays transactions shown in Wallet. Suica App has the added benefit of keeping the 30 day transaction records accessible even if the Suica card is removed from Wallet and re-added, or transferred to another device. However, if the Suica ID changes with any of those operations you might lose the entire record. Mobile Suica is constantly evolving and changing Suica ID numbers seem to be less of a problem now than it was 2 years ago.

Option #3 Mobile Suica web
If options 1 and 2 of are not what you need there is a 3rd option. The best one. To access the full Mobile Suica cloud 26 week transaction record of your Suica card, go to the Mobile Suica site and log in with your Mobile Suica/Suica App ID and password. Be careful if you have linked your Mobile Suica/Suica App account with My JR-East. If so, you must sign in with your My JR-East ID and password in the separate My JR-East login section, otherwise you cannot get in.

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Mobile Suica web has login windows for Mobile Suica ID and My JR-East ID

Once you are in you will see the main menu as shown in the screen shot below. The Suica section in the middle has a SF transaction list button on the left. This is exactly the same as the one in Suica App expect that Mobile Suica web gives you a simple date pop-up for setting a start date. The print out is a PDF file. One benefit of Mobile Suica web is that it archives the entire Suica Recharge and ticket purchase history of your Mobile Suica account.

The right hand button highlighted in red below is for printing ticket receipts. You have pull down search dates and pop-up filter menu to find the date range and kind of ticket purchase: commuter pass, Suica Green seat tickets, Suica Shinkansen Express tickets or SF Charge.

Mobile Suica Menu page, tap or click Suica Receipts

The Suica Transactions menu brings up a list of the most recent 100 transactions that you can output and save as a PDF. Suica Receipts has the full 26 week list of transactions (the limit of the Suica card format) that you can search, select, and print out individual receipts for.

Receipt Filter
The pop-up filter selection: Suica Recharge, Suica Commuter Plan, Green Seat, Shinkansen e-tickets. e-money store purchases are not included.
MS search
After selecting search criteria click the search button

After you have the receipt item you want to print, click the print button on the left hand side of the receipt item, show in red below. The receipt will print the registered name of your Mobile Suica account. If you want to use a different name enter one in the name fields above the search criteria area.

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Click the print button of the receipt you want to print.

The receipt is a PDF file that can be printed or saved for later. It contains your name, date, amount, purchase type and your Suica card number.

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The receipt will have your name, date, amount, purchase type and Suica card number

Mobile Suica keeps the transaction records of your Suica card safe and secure. The only way to truly delete an Apple Pay Suica/Mobile Suica card and the transaction records from the system forever is to get a Suica Refund.

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