Tap to Pay on iPhone. No terminal needed.

With Tap to Pay on iPhone in the Payment app, you can accept in-person, contactless payments, right on your iPhone — from physical debit and credit cards, to Apple Pay and other digital wallets — no extra terminals or hardware needed. It’s easy, secure, and private.

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No added hardware needed.

With Tap to Pay on iPhone, there’s no need for card readers, terminals, or added hardware. All you need is an iPhone.

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Accept all types of contactless payments.

Accept physical debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets.

Secure and private transactions.

Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in security and privacy features of iPhone to help keep your business data private and secure.

Requirements
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iPhones XS and later

Tap to Pay on iPhone requires iPhone XS and later. Earlier iPhones and iPads are not compatible at this time.

iOS 16.4 or greater

Your device must be up to date with the latest versions of iOS. You can check for available updates in the Settings app. [2]

Payment 12.0 or greater

Only the latest version of the Payment app, version 12.0 or greater, has Tap to Pay on iPhone enabled.

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US, UK & Australia

Tap to Pay on iPhone is currently available in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

How Tap to Pay on iPhone Works

Use Tap to Pay on iPhone to accept payments via Stripe

Getting started with Tap to Pay on iPhone is easy.

Start by making sure your device is compatible with Tap to Pay on iPhone

Check Device Eligibility
Step 1

Verify Eligibility

Tap to Pay on iPhone requires iPhone XS and later.

Step 2

Download the app

Download FREE Payment app for your device platform.

Step 3

Connect your Stripe account

Connect your Stripe account and start charging customers in less than 30 seconds. No monthly fees or minimums.

Don't have a Stripe account? No worries. It's incredibly easy to setup and free to create an account.

Create Stripe Account
Step 4

Enable Tap to Pay on iPhone in just a few steps

Only accounts based in the U.S., United Kingdom or Australia are eligible to use Tap to Pay on iPhone for contactless payments. After agreeing to Apple's Terms of Service, and connecting your iCloud account, you're ready to accept contactless payments!

Enable contactless payments
Step 5

Use iPhone to accept contactless payments

No additional setup required. All transactions are processed via your Stripe account, just like any other payment collected in the Payment app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about using Tap to Pay on iPhone with Stripe.

What are the requirements for merchants to use Tap Pay on iPhone?

Tap to Pay on iPhone is supported on iPhones XS and later, and runs on iOS 16.4 or later. In addition to a supported iPhone, merchants need an Apple ID account to activate Tap to Pay on iPhone for their business. As for the Payment app, merchants need Payment app version 12.6.5 or later. iPads are not supported at this time.

Is there a fee for using Tap to Pay on iPhone?

At this time, pricing for Tap to Pay on iPhone, when used with the Stripe payment gateway, is $0.10 per authorization.

What types of contactless payment methods can a merchant accept with Tap to Pay on iPhone?

Merchants can accept contactless credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, as well as debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets.

I accepted the Tap to Pay on iPhone Platform Terms and Conditions with an Apple ID I don’t want to use for my business. How do I change the Apple ID?

You can update the Apple ID used for your connection in Apple Business Register. Apple has provided step-by-step guidance in the Merchant FAQ for changing the Apple ID.

[0] https://support.stripe.com/questions/what-are-the-regional-contactless-limits-for-stripe-terminal-transactions
[1] https://support.stripe.com/questions/tap-to-pay-on-iphone-and-stripe-terminal
[2] Tap Download and Install. Some contactless cards may not be accepted. Transaction limits may apply. The Contactless Symbol is a trademark owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC. Tap to Pay on iPhone is not available in all markets. View Tap to Pay on iPhone countries and regions. https://developer.apple.com/tap-to-pay/#regions

* Requires iPhones XS or later with iOS 16.4 or later. The Contactless Symbol is a trademark owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.