Apple users can now add their driver's licence to the Wallet app

This is going to make people's lives so much easier

3w ago

Have you ever been out and about and realised you've forgotten your driver's licence or wallet in general? We have all been there, but what Apple has done now is made it much easier to leave your wallet behind.

Before, Apple users could store debit/credit cards in their 'Wallet' app, but now the tech giant has introduced the ability to add your driver's licence to the app too.

Arizona and Georgia will be the first U.S. states to use this new feature, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah to follow.

The TSA has also worked with Apple to allow people taking domestic flights to present their photo ID through Apple Wallet instead of their physical ID.

David Pekoske, TSA Administrator said: “This new and innovative mobile driver’s license and state ID initiative with Apple and states around the country will enable a more seamless airport security screening experience for travellers. This initiative marks a major milestone by TSA to provide an additional level of convenience for the traveller by enabling more opportunities for touchless TSA airport security screening.”

It's so easy to upload this too. You simply take a photo of the card and yourself using the Wallet app, then verify it with your state. It's pretty much the same process as adding a bank card – which has always been easy via Apple's Wallet app.

All participating states and the TSA will announce at later dates when support for the mobile driver’s license and ID will be available and we hope more countries will start to adopt this new feature to make our lives easier.

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Comments (13)

  • This, 6 months ago, would have averted me being booted from a bar

      23 days ago
    • Don’t you always get kicked out of bars for being too rowdy and throwing up in people’s drinks?

        23 days ago
    • I'm literally not Ben Welham

        23 days ago
  • About time! No reason we need to carry anything other than a smartphone or smart watch these days. My Tesla is keyless via iphone, all my credit and debit cards are in my iPhone wallet, as is my work ID pass (not that I’ve been into the office anytime soon to check it’s still valid)! and my house key is on my wrist in the Apple watch wallet. The only thing I have to physically take with me is ID (UK driving licence) that I ‘strapon’ using the MagSafe wallet. I have my Covid proof in there so why not official government ID? So much more secure than having physical cards and way more convenient! Passports next please.

      21 days ago
  • Doesn’t work in my app. Maybe Canada has caught up with the update

      15 days ago
  • genius

      21 days ago
  • Our bars here would never accept this as proof of age ID at a bar. Has to be actual state issued with all the special water marks and holograms. So far anyway.

      21 days ago