Touch ID Advanced security.
At your fingertip.

Your fingerprint is the perfect password. You always have it with you. And no-one can ever guess what it is. Our breakthrough Touch ID technology uses a unique fingerprint identity sensor to make unlocking your iPad Air 2 easy and secure.

One touch unlocks your iPad Air 2.

With Touch ID, you put your finger on the Home button, and just like that, your iPad unlocks. And Touch ID is capable of 360-degree readability. 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 Air 2 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 A8X chip 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 and the App Store, so you don’t have to enter your password or billing information over and over.

Fast, easy, secure payments with Apple Pay.

Everyone loves to shop on iPad, and now it’s simpler and safer than ever to make purchases within participating apps. You can easily add your eligible 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, 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.