Apple Pay doesn't work with Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Apple Pay doesn't work with Magic Keyboard with Touch ID

Weird behavior has been reported when trying to authenticate with Apple Pay using an external Magic Keyboard with Touch ID sensor.

If you're using a new MacBook Pro with an M1 processor while the screen is off, this feature doesn't seem to work. It's the same as operating in flip mode when connected to an external monitor.

This is the case with Mac computers with Intel processors. However, this functionality should be applicable to devices equipped with Apple silicon chips.

Of course, if you close the MacBook Pro casing, you won't be able to use the built-in Touch ID sensor. But in a world where Apple sells third-party sensor keyboards starting at $150, that's an incomprehensible limitation.

Note that the Touch ID keyboard feature is only available for Macs equipped with Apple silicon chips. In addition to the simplest iMac, it comes with all the other devices. This means that most of the people who buy it are likely laptop users who are looking for a way to type with their laptop plugged in (even when the screen is off).

In the Wallet & Apple Pay Settings window, macOS indicated that Apple Pay was disabled due to a change in Mac security settings.

Using Apple Pay and Touch ID with Magic Keyboard is complicated

One of the great things about Touch ID on Mac laptops is that Apple Pay lets you check the security of credit card transactions without the need for an iPhone or iPad.

This also applies to Mac M1 with Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. Allows the device to add Touch ID to the Secure Area Module on the Mac M1 via a dedicated wireless connection.

The company said that the keyboard itself only transmits fingerprint data to your Mac. Compatible with Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and built-in Touch ID sensor. If there is a finger, registration is done using the Touch ID sensor built into the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. Your Mac's secure zone module has successfully processed the game and vice versa.

The security zone module performs registration and association operations. The security policy is implemented similarly to the use of the built-in Touch ID sensor.

In other words, it doesn't matter whether you're using the Mac's built-in Touch ID sensor or paired Magic Keyboard.

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