Tap to Pay on iPhone

Contactless payments with only an iPhone

Tap to Pay on iPhone lets you accept in-person contactless payments with only an iPhone and Stripe.

Accepting payments is simple

Use Tap to Pay on iPhone from your freetobook account


No extra hardware

In person Stripe payments using an iPhone and freetobook GuestTappy app, no need to buy, set up or manage card readers.


Flexible payments

Tap to Pay on iPhone for walk-ins, upsell extras or when a guest wants to use a card not stored on the booking. So quick and convenient for you and your guests.


Secure and private

Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep your data and your customer’s data private and secure.

How it works


Send a payment request from your freetobook account to your GuestTappy app.


Ask your customer to hold their card over the Contactless symbol on your iPhone.


When you see the tick and done, the transaction is complete.


A successful Stripe payment will show instantly in the guest’s booking.

Accept payments, with the security of iPhone

With Tap to Pay on iPhone and freetobook, you can accept
in-person contactless payments, right on your iPhone—no extra hardware or readers needed.
Just download our GuestTappy app, sign up, and start accepting contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallet payments on your iPhone. Every transaction is protected by the security and privacy features built into the iPhone.

All of freetobook’s in-person payments are powered by Stripe.


Any freetobook customers in the UK with a Stripe account and an iPhone.

(you will need an active subscription to freetobook’s Stripe integration)

Once you have a freetobook account you can subscribe to our Stripe integration, download the iOS GuestTappy app and start sending payment requests to the app for in person payment.

Accepting payments is easy and takes just a few simple steps.

1. Create a payment request from your freetobook diary.

2. Open GuestTappy on a compatible iPhone and login.

3. Present the iPhone to the customer.

4. The customer holds their contactless card horizontally or hovers their device at the top of the iPhone, over the contactless symbol.

5. When you see the “done” checkmark, the transaction is complete.

6. Transaction will show in the guest’s booking

Tap to Pay on iPhone is available on iPhone XS devices and above, running iOS 16.4 and later.

You must have an iPhone, android does not support this service.

Tap to Pay on iPhone uses built in features of the iPhone to keep user data private and secure, and when a payment is processed it does not store card numbers on iPhones or Apple servers.

Tap to Pay on iPhone requires a supported payment app and the latest version of iOS. Update to the latest version by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap Download and Install. Some contactless cards may not be accepted by your payment app. Transaction limits may apply. The Contactless Symbol is a trademark owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC. Tap to Pay on iPhone is not available in all markets. View Tap to Pay on iPhone countries and regions.