How to Access the Wallet App from Your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 11

How to Access the Wallet App from Your iPhone Lock Screen

When Apple rolled out iOS 9, it introduced the possibility of accessing Apple Pay from the iPhone Lock Screen. In iOS 11, you can still use Apple Pay from your Lock screen, but things work a little differently with the iPhone X. When this feature is enabled, it will allow you to quickly access Apple Pay and the passes and loyalty cards found in the Wallet app so you can get ready to make a payment or bring up your boarding pass while you wait in line. Note that Apple Pay only works with the iPhone 6 or later. Let's get started learning how to enable Apple Pay from your iPhone Lock Screen!

Related: How to Use Apple Pay on iPhone X

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How to Access the Wallet App from Your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 11

Access the Wallet App from Lock Screen: iPhone X

  • From your Home Screen, tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Wallet and Apple Pay.

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  • Now toggle the Double Click Side Button option on. (Note that if you don't have a credit card set up for Apple Pay, the side button won't open the Wallet app even if you have passes in it.)

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  • Now when you want to access the Wallet app from your iPhone X Lock Screen, all you need to do is double-click the side button!

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Access the Wallet App from Lock Screen: iPhones 6–8s

  • To enable this feature, open Settings. 
  • Tap on Select Wallet & Apple Pay.

  

  • Scroll down to Allow Access When Locked and toggle on the Double-Click Home Button.

Once you've added cards to your Wallet and enabled this feature, just double click the Home button and you'll be ready to purchase.

 

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