How to Open Apple Wallet from iPhone Lock Screen in 3 Easy Steps (2022)

Apple Pay is just a double-click away with Lock Screen access.

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Did you know you can access Apple Pay from the iPhone Lock Screen? When this Wallet app feature is enabled, 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.

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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.

Access Apple Wallet from Lock Screen: iPhone X & Later (except iPhone SE 2nd Generation)

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 on iPhones X and later (except iPhone SE 2nd Generation).

  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 or debit 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 the Lock screen on an iPhone X or later, all you need to do is double click the side button!

iphone x side button

Open Wallet App from Lock Screen: iPhones 6 through 8S & iPhone SE (2nd Generation)

The process for how to open Apple Wallet from the Lock screen on iPhone 6 through 8S or second-generation iPhone SE is a little different. Here's how to set up and open Apple Pay from Lock screen if you have one of these iPhones:

  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 the Lock screen on iPhone.

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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