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DDustiNN

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Jan 27, 2011
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On my iPhone X, I just tried to double-click the side button, but the screen just turned on and off quickly. Kept trying, sane result. No Apple Pay popup.

Then in the settings, I found that it’s actually an option, and mine was turned off. I turned it on and tried it, and it came up just fine. But then that introduced an annoying delay when turning the screen off, which I couldn’t stand. I am used to the instant off when I press the side button. So I turned the double-click option back off.

So my question is... can I still use Apple Pay without the double-click? Like will it initiate if I put my phone near a reader, then I’ll just have to authenticate with FaceID? I’ve been using my Apple Watch for payments so I never use the phone. Never really tested it out.
 

stephen1108

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Sep 30, 2007
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On my iPhone X, I just tried to double-click the side button, but the screen just turned on and off quickly. Kept trying, sane result. No Apple Pay popup.

Then in the settings, I found that it’s actually an option, and mine was turned off. I turned it on and tried it, and it came up just fine. But then that introduced an annoying delay when turning the screen off, which I couldn’t stand. I am used to the instant off when I press the side button. So I turned the double-click option back off.

So my question is... can I still use Apple Pay without the double-click? Like will it initiate if I put my phone near a reader, then I’ll just have to authenticate with FaceID? I’ve been using my Apple Watch for payments so I never use the phone. Never really tested it out.
You can do it like that, or you can bring up Apple Pay from the Wallet app.

I hate that delay too, so I'm pulling up Wallet from my Control Center.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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You can also manually open wallet or you can ask Siri to open wallet. But it won't open unless you summons it one way or another.
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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I’m not on iPhone X but the Apple Pay option appears the minute I bring the phone close to a contactless terminal.
 

mbhforum

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Jun 23, 2010
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The key is to double click slowly. I was at Panera yesterday and I was double clicking too fast and it wasn't working.
 

DDustiNN

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Thanks for all of the responses guys. I’ll just leave double-click off then! As long as I can still use Apple Pay that’s fine.
 
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