The Only Apple Wallet Shortcut You Need

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Did you know you can open Apple Wallet from the iPhone Lock Screen? With this shortcut to Apple Pay, you can access Apple Pay plus 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.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Get quick access to your payment methods for no-contact payment.
  • Quickly pull up your boarding passes, concert tickets, discount cards, and more.

How to Access Apple Wallet from the Lock Screen

Before we learn how to set up and then how to access Apple Wallet from the Lock screen, make sure you've gone over how to set up Apple Pay and how to change your Apple Pay Payment preferences. For more iPhone shortcuts and time-saving tricks, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, let's learn how to find the Wallet app and open Apple Pay from the Lock Screen.

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  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down and tap Wallet & Apple Pay.

    Wallet and Apple Pay
  3. With most current iPhone models, you will see a toggle called Double-Click Side Button. Make sure this is enabled (green).

    Double-click side button
  4. You may instead see Double-Click Home Button if you use an iPhone that has a Home button.

    Double-click Home button

Now, when you want to access the Wallet app from the Lock Screen on an iPhone, all you need to do is double-click the side button or Home button, and you'll see a screen like this one:

Pay with Apple Wallet

And you'll be ready to pay just by holding your iPhone near the card reader! Note, that if you don't have a credit or debit card set up for Apple Pay, this will not open the app.

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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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.