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.
Step 2: Select the Touch ID & Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter the device 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.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.