Touch ID Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.

Your fingerprint is the perfect unforgettable password. And our breakthrough Touch ID technology lets you use it to unlock iPad mini 4 easily and securely. It’s quick and reliable, and works seamlessly with iOS 9, so your fingerprint will grant you access to so much more.

One touch unlocks your iPad mini 4.

With Touch ID, you put your finger on the Home button, and just like that, your iPad unlocks. And Touch ID has 360-degree range. No matter how you’re holding it — portrait, landscape, or anything in between — your iPad knows who you are.

The technology behind Touch ID.

The Home button on iPad mini 4 is made from a sapphire crystal surrounded by a stainless steel ring. When you touch the button, the steel ring detects your finger and the crystal sends an image of your fingerprint to a sensor. Software then reads the ridges of your print and confirms a match. And it all happens in the blink of an eye.

Laser-Cut Sapphire Crystal Stainless Steel Detection Ring Capacitive Single-Touch Sensor Tactile Switch

Your iPad keeps your personal information to itself.

Your safety and security are a major priority. So we created an advanced security architecture within the A8 that keeps your personal information private. Your passcode and fingerprint data never leave your iPad — they’re not backed up to iCloud, nor are they shared with Apple or anyone else.

Touch ID unlocks more than just your iPad.

One-touch purchasing in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store.

Your fingerprint can also approve purchases from iTunes, iBooks, the App Store, and within participating apps. You don’t have to enter your password or billing address over and over.

Fast, easy, secure purchases with Apple Pay.

Everyone loves to shop on iPad, and now it’s simpler and safer than ever. You can easily add your credit or debit card from your iTunes account, or capture card information with the iSight camera on your iPad. When you’re ready to check out of a participating app, select Apple Pay, touch your finger lightly on the Home button, and you’re done — no need to type in shipping and billing information. And when you pay with Apple Pay, your card details are never shared by Apple or transmitted with payment to the online merchant.