Slightly confused with Apple Pay

James83448

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What does the setting for 'Wallet' actually do under the 'Allow access when locked'?

I've not got it selected but can still use Apple Pay when my phone is locked.

What difference would selecting it make?

On a side note, is there any way I can disable the passcode entry for payments, and only allow my fingerprint to authenticate Apple Pay payments?
 

Armen

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What does the setting for 'Wallet' actually do under the 'Allow access when locked'?

I've not got it selected but can still use Apple Pay when my phone is locked.

What difference would selecting it make?

On a side note, is there any way I can disable the passcode entry for payments, and only allow my fingerprint to authenticate Apple Pay payments?
tapping the home button 2 times from the lock screen brings up Apple Pay if you enable that option in case you want to do it manually.
 

James83448

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But tapping my phone near a contactless reader brings up Apple Pay for me. Im confused why I would want to bring up Apple Pay using the home button, rather than tapping the terminal?
 

C DM

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But tapping my phone near a contactless reader brings up Apple Pay for me. Im confused why I would want to bring up Apple Pay using the home button, rather than tapping the terminal?
Wallet is for more than just Apple Pay.
 

James83448

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Oh, I guess so! I've never had any apps that can add passes to Wallet, so only ever use it for Apple Pay.

Can I force Apple Pay to only accept fingerprint, rather than passcode?
 

oneMadRssn

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I'm kind of annoyed at this feature too.

I want to turn off the double-tap to bring up Apple Pay, but I do want to be able to swipe right from the lockscreen and see my boarding pass when at the airport without having to unlock the phone.
 

C DM

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Oh, I guess so! I've never had any apps that can add passes to Wallet, so only ever use it for Apple Pay.

Can I force Apple Pay to only accept fingerprint, rather than passcode?
Do you use TouchID for your phone? It should similarly work for Apple Pay.
 

James83448

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What airlines do you get your boarding pass with, and how do you do it? I've recently flown with Emirates, Brussels Airlines and KLM, and I've never known how to get my boarding pass a swipe away...

Yes, I use TouchID for my phone, and it works with Apple Pay. It also gives me an option to pay with my passcode, and I want to disable that feature!
 

C DM

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What airlines do you get your boarding pass with, and how do you do it? I've recently flown with Emirates, Brussels Airlines and KLM, and I've never known how to get my boarding pass a swipe away...

Yes, I use TouchID for my phone, and it works with Apple Pay. It also gives me an option to pay with my passcode, and I want to disable that feature!
I believe it works similar to locking/unlocking your phone which can be done either with TouchID or passcode, with both options available essentially.
 

JPNFRK7

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I setup my Virgin America tickets one trip in Passbook (before it was wallet) because I didnt have access to a printer. When I got to the airport, they printed boarding passes at the check in desk. Seemed pointless.

Then later I put my Amtrak ticket on my phone and they had no problems with me using it.

Ive felt that the passes in Wallet/Passbook can be hit or miss with how useful they are.
 

James83448

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I've now turned on Wallet using the double tap of the home screen, I've seen its advantages now.

I've read that I can double tap the home button and authorise my finger, unto 1 minute before touching a sensor, which means that I can use it on the London Underground without worrying my fingerprint may not be accepted first time.
 

chino-rican

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I setup my Virgin America tickets one trip in Passbook (before it was wallet) because I didnt have access to a printer. When I got to the airport, they printed boarding passes at the check in desk. Seemed pointless.
So in that case what I do is keep the paper boarding pass stashed away somewhere in my pocket or bag as a backup. Then I use the phone as my actual boarding pass. It's more readily accessible less likely to be lost (at least in my opinion). Chances are, you have the phone in your hand already. Some airports used to require you to show the paper ticket at security, but I think most airports will accept the phone nowadays.
Ive felt that the passes in Wallet/Passbook can be hit or miss with how useful they are.
One reason I prefer the Wallet/Passbook vs. paper tickets: it can be refreshed with the latest info. For example, if there is a delay or gate change, the ticket will update automatically (if enabled).
 
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I setup my Virgin America tickets one trip in Passbook (before it was wallet) because I didnt have access to a printer. When I got to the airport, they printed boarding passes at the check in desk. Seemed pointless.
But it means that you can skip that desk. At least in Europe you can go straight to the security checkpoint. Just one thing less to worry about / bother with. I rarely see anyone standing at these desks anyway. Nowadays they have boarding-pass printers that you can use.
 
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But it means that you can skip that desk. At least in Europe you can go straight to the security checkpoint. Just one thing less to worry about / bother with. I rarely see anyone standing at these desks anyway. Nowadays they have boarding-pass printers that you can use.
I've been flying Alaska Airlines recently out of LAX and they require you to go to the kiosk to get the ticket first and then go to the person to drop the luggage. I guess if I didnt have luggage to drop I could walk right through. But I usually have a duffel And rod holder I have to drop.
 
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Pspressart

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What airlines do you get your boarding pass with, and how do you do it? I've recently flown with Emirates, Brussels Airlines and KLM, and I've never known how to get my boarding pass a swipe away...

Yes, I use TouchID for my phone, and it works with Apple Pay. It also gives me an option to pay with my passcode, and I want to disable that feature!
American Airlines can use the wallet. If I check in online, one of the options is to send the boarding pass by email to my mobile device. When I open the email, I can add the boarding pass to my wallet. Once in my wallet, I can open the wallet to show the boarding pass. I also have my wallet set to show notifications on my lock screen. When I press the power button and then swipe the wallet notification, the boarding pass will appear. If I have a trip with multiple segments, the second boarding pass will appear after the first segment is completed.
 
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