How to Disable the Touch ID for Apple Pay on an iPhone 7

The Touch ID feature on your iPhone 7 is a fast and convenient way for you to sign into your device. It can be used for other purposes on the iPhone as well, including the ability to submit a payment with Apple Pay.

However, you may decide that you wouldn’t like it to be so easy to pay with Apple Pay, and that you would prefer to prevent this interaction. Our guide below will show you where to find the setting that permits the use of Touch ID for Apple Pay so that you can turn it off.


How to Prevent Apple Pay Usage With Touch ID on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. These steps assume that you currently have Apple Pay enabled for use via Touch ID on your device. Following these steps will prevent you from being able to use Touch ID for Apple Pay. You can always return to this menu in the future if you decide that you would like to re-enable it.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the iphone settings menu



Step 2: Select the Touch ID & Passcode option.

open the touch id and passcode menu



Step 3: Enter the device passcode.

enter passcode



Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Apple Pay under Use Touch ID For to turn it off. There will be no green shading around the button once you have disabled it.

how to disable touch id for apple pay on iphone 7



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