We enjoy Touch ID and we understand that you do too, so any app that can utilize the finger print sensing unit rather of compeling us to go into passwords, passcodes or anything else for that matter will certainly constantly be a win for us. Finally, we can now include PayPal’s iPhone app in the list of apps that utilize Touch ID.

PayPal has actually today upgraded its iPhone app to support Touch ID authentication, finally removing the have to go into a PIN every time the app is introduced.

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Having said that it would be making use of the brand-new Touch ID API included to iOS late last year, PayPal’s update has actually taken fairly a portion of time to arrive and comes months after other apps received comparable updates. Now that it’s here though we can rejoice in the reality that we now have one less app needing a password or passcode. Lastly.

It’s not all excellent news though, because while this update does bring with it some unnamed bug fixes, PayPal has still not considered it necessary to update its app with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in mind.

That suggests that buttons are still extra-large, text is still too big and the status bar remains to appear like it does not quite belong. Come on PayPal, we’re surrounding a year because Apple’s most recent phones were released and just about everyone else has actually managed to get iPhone 6/6 Plus updates out the door. Exactly what’s so tough?


If you’re using an iPhone 5s though, this update most likely marks the last of the low hanging fruit for PayPal. We don’t tend to hit bugs with the app ourselves so can only guess what the current round of bug fixes entail, but if the app is a solid for you as it is for us, then PayPal’s iPhone app is in a pretty great place today.

So long as that place isn’t really an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, clearly.

The app is absolutely free to download and we have embedded the direct link for it below. If you have the app currently set up then simply release the App Store from your home screen and update away.

(Download: PayPal for iPhone on the App Store)

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