How to Access the Wallet App from the iPhone Lock Screen in 3 Easy Steps (iOS 15 Update)

Apple Pay is just a double-tap away when you set up access from your Lock Screen

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Did you know you can access Apple Pay from your iPhone's Lock Screen? When this Wallet app feature is enabled, you can access Apple Pay and the passes and loyalty cards found in your Apple Wallet quickly, so you can get ready to make a payment or bring up your boarding pass while you wait in line. Before we begin to learn how, make sure you've gone over how to set up Apple Pay and how to change your Apple Pay Payment preferences. Now, let's get into how to open Apple Pay from your Lock Screen:

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Access Your Apple Wallet from the Lock Screen: iPhone X & Later (Except 2nd-gen iPhone SE)

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down and tap Wallet & Apple Pay.

    Wallet and Apple Pay
  3. Toggle on Double-Click Side Button. (Note, that if you don't have a credit card set up for Apple Pay, the side button won't open the Wallet app.)

    Double-click side button

Now, when you want to access the Wallet app from your iPhone X & later Lock screen, all you need to do is double-click the side button! If you'd like to learn more about Apple Pay's advantages, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter.

iphone x side button

Related: How to Use Apple Pay on the iPhone X & Later

Open the Wallet App from the Lock Screen: iPhones 6 through 8S & 2nd-gen iPhone SE

  1. Open Settings.

    Settings iPhone 8
  2. Tap Wallet & Apple Pay.

    Wallet and Apply Pay iPhone 8
  3. Scroll down to Allow Access When Locked and toggle on Double-Click Home Button.

    Double-click Home button
  4. Once you've added cards to your Wallet and enabled this feature, just double click the Home button, and you'll be ready to use Apple Pay from your Lock screen.

Now, your days of fumbling in your purse or physical wallet for your credit cards are over, and you should be ready to summon Apple Pay from your Lock Screen at a moment's notice. 

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