Tap to Pay on iPhone lets you accept contactless payments, right on iPhone — without any extra terminals or hardware. Accept payments from contactless credit or debit cards, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, and smartphones with other digital wallets. All you need is to ScanPay app on your iPhone.
Tap to Pay on iPhone requires iPhone XS or later.
Tap to Pay on iPhone requires iOS 15.5 or later.
Update to the latest iOS version for the best experience.
With Tap to Pay on iPhone, you can accept any form of contactless payment, including Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch, other digital wallet and payment services, and contactless debit and credit cards.
When accepting a contactless payment with Tap to Pay on iPhone, the user interface indicates where the customer should hold their card or device on the screen, and when the tap is successful.
When the tap interface is ready, tilt your iPhone toward the customer. Ask the customer to hold their contactless payment method over the tap area until the animation indicates the payment has been completed, and you hear the Tap to Pay on iPhone success sound.
Contactless cards have an EMV® Contactless Indicator on the back or the front of the card.
This means that the customer is using a contactless card that is not supported. For example, an international customer may have a card that isn't widely accepted outside their region.
The performance of contactless cards can vary based on the card design, such as the card material or the location of the antenna. As a result, some cards connect more easily than others.
Try the following to ensure a successful card read:
No. Tap to Pay on iPhone won't have a noticeable impact on battery life.