Apple® iPhone® - Turn Touch ID On / Off

Note Touch ID is available on the following models:

  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus 
  • iPhone 5s


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

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap Touch ID & Passcode.
  3. If prompted, enter your passcode.
  4. For the following, tap the switch(es) to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off (availability based on model):
    • iPhone Lock (use fingerprint to unlock phone)
    • Apple Pay (use fingerprint to authorize purchases)
    • iTunes & App Store (use fingerprint to authorize App, iTunes, iBook, etc. purchases)