Apple® iPad® - Turn Touch ID On / Off

Caution For the fingerprint scanner to operate, hands must be clean and free of moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc.

Note Notes:

  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad (5th generation and later)
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad mini 3 or later
  • To identify your iPad model and check for Touch ID capabilities, view this info.
  • Refer to this info for additional guidance on Touch ID including compatible iPad models.


  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Touch ID & Passcode.
  2. If prompted, enter your passcode.
  3. From the 'Use Touch ID For' section, tap the desired switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off:
    • iPhone Unlock (use fingerprint to unlock phone)
    • Apple Pay (use fingerprint to authorize purchases)
    • iTunes & App Store (use fingerprint to authorize App, iTunes, iBook, etc. purchases)
    • Password AutoFill (use fingerprint in place of manually entering a passcode)