Follow the steps in this comprehensive tutorial to learn how you can set up and enable Express Transit mode on your iPhone and Apple Watch in order to pay for transit rides with Apple Pay without having to use Face ID, Touch ID or passcode verification at all.
Apple’s mobile payment service is coming to Hong Kong’s popular Octopus contactless transit cards. Launching this fall, the system will let people tap their device on an NFC processor and be on their way, no need to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID whatsoever.
The new iPhones feature updated hardware for NFC which supports background tag reading. This permits the new phones to scan for and reads NFC tags without requiring users to launch an app for that beforehand.
Apple seems to have paired NFC technology with the Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate attendees’ digital WWDC 2018 passes in the Wallet app, marking the first time the Wallet pass has used NFC technology for access control.
Apple is said to be “making a significant change” to NFC, or near-field communication in iOS 12. In doing so, the wireless protocol, first introduced with the iPhone 6, could move beyond Apple Pay payments.