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Tap to Pay on iPhone with Lightspeed Payments

Beta disclaimer: Tap to Pay on iPhone with Lightspeed Payments is currently in beta and is only available in the US. To inquire about eligibility, please reach out to your account manager. 

With Tap to Pay on iPhone, Lightspeed Payments gives you the ability to accept payments directly on your iPhone with no additional hardware required. This feature uses existing contactless payment technology to securely accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets through a quick tap on an iPhone.

Tap to Pay requirements

  • iPhone X or above
  • iOS 15.4 or above
  • A Lightspeed Payments account
  • Version 4.1.54 or higher of Lightspeed Restaurant for iOS

Enabling Tap to Pay

To inquire about adding Tap to Pay to your account, please reach out to your account manager or one of our dedicated sales representatives.

To begin accepting Tap to Pay payments, the feature must be enabled in your Lightspeed Back Office.

  1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed Restaurant account credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configuration Settings > Payment methods.
  3. Select Add a payment method.
  4. Select the Payment method type as Lightspeed Payments - Tap to Pay.
  5. Click Save.

Configuring tip options

With Tap to Pay on iPhone, you can configure tipping to allow for more dynamic options that fit your business needs. Options can be set for custom amounts or predefined tipping options. These settings can be accessed in the back office of Lightspeed Restaurant. 

To access your POS tipping options:

  1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed Restaurant account credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configuration > Configurations.
  3. Click the name of the Configuration you wish to edit.
  4. Click Payments
  • Enabling custom tip amounts on the POS

    Enabling guest-facing tipping options on the POS will allow your customers to enter tips directly on the screen of the POS. This tip option will also provide customers the option to 'skip' the tipping prompt.

    1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed Restaurant account credentials.
    2. From the navigation menu, select Configuration > Configurations.
    3. Click the name of the Configuration you wish to edit.
    4. Click Payments
    5. Select Enable guest-facing tipping options for the POS.
    6. Click Save.
  • Enabling predefined tip suggestions

    By selecting Provide predefined tip suggestions, you can configure tip suggestions by either percentage or amount. Suggestions can be set for specific amounts, a percentage of the purchase amount, or a combination of fixed tip amounts and percentages based on the total purchase amount. 

    1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed Restaurant account credentials.
    2. From the navigation menu, select Configuration > Configurations.
    3. Click the name of the Configuration you wish to edit.
    4. Click Payments
    5. Select Enable guest-facing tipping options for the POS.
    6. Select Provide predefined tip suggestions.
    7. Enter your desired settings 
    8. Click Save

    Note: All tip options will provide customers the option to 'skip' the tipping prompt or leave a custom tip amount. 

    • Percentage: This option provides tip suggestions by a percentage of the total order.
    • Amount: This option provides a set dollar amount for the suggested tip.
    • Percentage or amount based on payment threshold: This option allows you to suggest a set amount for orders up to and including a specific amount, and percentages for orders above that amount.  

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Processing a sale with Tap to Pay

To process a Tap to Pay transaction with your iPhone:

  1. From the Order screen, select all items and discounts to be added to the sale.
  2. Tap Pay.
  3. Tap the Lightspeed Payments Tap to Pay payment type.
    Note: On the first Tap to Pay transaction processed through Lightspeed Payments, you will be prompted to link Tap to Pay on iPhone with your Apple ID.
  4. If tips are enabled, the display will prompt the customer to select a tip.
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  5. Tap Pay to prompt the customer to tap their card or contactless payment type to complete the payment.
  6. Once the payment is successfully processed, the iPhone will show the approved payment on the display.
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Reporting with Tap to Pay

All transactions processed through Tap to Pay are available in the Payment Transactions report. For more information, see our article Understanding the Payment Transactions report.

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