There are already two US states in which a driver’s license can be downloaded to iPhone Wallet, and ten more will be added soon: the functionality was launched by Apple at the beginning of this year and was already active in March. Arizonawhile starting from last May as well Maryland.
The 10 additional US states will allow residents to add and keep their driver’s license and ID card to the iPhone’s Wallet app, a valid digital version recognized by authorities, “soon,” although it is not clear when these states will actually implement the support. Function. So they are added to the list ColoradoAnd the ConnecticutAnd the GeorgiaAnd the HawaiiAnd the YesAnd the KentuckyAnd the MississippiAnd the OhioAnd the Oklahoma And the Utah.
last year executive Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s Vice President of Internet Services, He explained that the company is “already in talks with many other countries” and was working on introducing this functionality nationwide, but so far Apple has not yet announced any plans to expand in the whole of the United States or even launch it in other countries.
It should also be taken into account that some countries such as Florida and the Louisiana They already offer a driver’s license on the iPhone through the state app, albeit with a system separate from the more integrated Apple Wallet.
For travelers, driver’s licenses and government ID cards stored in the Wallet app can currently be used at select TSA checkpoints at three US airports:Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI), andRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) andPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). However, Apple recommends travelers refer to the TSA checkpoint signs to confirm feature availability.
In the future – they add – it will be possible to present these documents through the Wallet app also at select retailers and locations, however The function is still not able to replace the physical document in all situations. For example, among potential recipients, Apple does not mention any law enforcement or government, so at least at this first stage you should always have the physical document with you in your pocket.
Is it Italy? As recently announced by the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation Vittorio ColaoNext year should be appropriate. remember it This job requires At least iPhone 8 with iOS 15.4 or later, or Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS 8.4 or later. Also, for security reasons, Face ID or Touch ID must be enabled on the iPhone, and two-factor authentication must be enabled on the user’s Apple ID account.
To find out how a driver’s license and ID card works on Wallet, we refer you to our article.