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How to Use Apple Pay with Face ID on iPhone X [VIDEO]

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Apple has shared a new video tutorial detailing how to pay with Apple Pay and Face ID on iPhone X in stores:

Face ID on iPhone X makes it easier than ever to pay securely in millions of stores. Just double-click the side button, glance at the screen, and hold the top of your iPhone X near the reader.

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Check out the 41 second video below:

Prior to the launch of iPhone X, I had my reservations about using Face ID to authenticate Apple Pay in stores. But Face ID works so well (and quickly), it hasn’t been an issue at all.

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  • SOB

    Actually this was a helpful video. I still once in awhile mess this up and wind up taking a screen shot while doing Apple Pay.

  • sukisszoze

    Very helpful! I thought FaceID request came after I held the phone to the terminal so I have been trying to look at the phone while it’s near the terminal the whole time..ha.ha

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Actually the way you were doing it would make more sense – it’s how it is with Touch ID as well. I wonder why they added the need to double press the side button on top of the other steps.

  • LouisDC

    Why do we need to double click the side button? On my iPhone 6S, I just need to rest my thumb on the home button (without clicking it) and hold the phone near the NFC reader. The phone automatically activates ApplePay when it senses an NFC signal, so there’s no need to click on any button. Why isn’t the iPhone X working the same way?

  • FragilityG4

    That’s how you bring up wallet.

  • FragilityG4

    That’s how you bring up wallet

  • FragilityG4

    The double click is to bring up wallet. In Touch ID devices I believe it is a double click on the home button.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Yeah, but with my iPhone, I just hold it near the card reader and it brings up the wallet automatically.

    Double tapping the home button brings up the wallet too – but I don’t have to do it.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I agree, it’s an extra step from before (or two extra steps since you’re double tapping). They should be trying to make the process easier, not harder.

  • FragilityG4

    I’ve never tried to just hold it by the reader but I will try that the next time. The only reason why I don’t like that idea is because the Face ID is so fast that I wouldn’t have time to select another card if I wasn’t planing on using my default; it would just process.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Yeah, let us know – I’d be interested.

    I don’t see it as being a problem because the same situation exists with touchID iPhones:

    Scenario 1: You want to use your default card so you put your finger on the touchID and tap. No selecting necessary.

    Scenario 2: You want to select a non-default card. You double tap the home button (or side button on the X) and select it. Then continue as in scenario 1.

  • FragilityG4

    I just tried it. When I held it to the terminal it sure enough came up ready to go but I did have to double tap. My conclusion is that I had to tap as a way of “okaying” the transaction much like you would have to place your finger on Touch ID to okay. If Face ID came active right away the process would be finished in less than a second. Does this make sense?

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Interesting. Thanks for the report. That wouldn’t be so bad except that some are reporting accidentally taking screenshots when trying to pay because of the placement of the buttons. That drives me nuts when I try taking a photo and use the volume up button for the shutter, I accidentally turn off the phone about half the time by accidentally squeezing the power button on the other side at the same time. Much preferred the power button on top.

  • FragilityG4

    It’s definitely been an adjustment to having not only the button on the side (I previously used a 5s) but also the larger size of said button. Having said that I personally have not had a problem invoking Apple Pay without taking a screenshot. The way I hold it is with my fingers on the back and I use my thumb for the double tap. I have taken shots when holding it and trying to increase the volume. Again it’s just adjustments.

  • SOB

    That happens to me too at times. I wind up taking the screen shot. I would prefer not to have to double tap. Or at least single tap when wallet is active.

  • SOB

    Not when u bring your phone close to an NFC reader. Wallet automatically shows ready for the finger print.

  • FragilityG4

    Yeah I mentioned that elsewhere in the thread.

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