How to add a driver’s license or state ID to Apple Wallet – Pocket-lint
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(Pocket-lint) – Apple recently announced the ability to add a US Driver’s License or State ID card to your virtual Apple Wallet.
If you need to know how to add your driver’s license or state ID to your Apple Wallet, follow it.
How to add your ID to Apple Wallet
Adding a driver’s license to Apple Wallet is very similar to adding a credit or debit card, but with a few additional security measures. To start, just tap the + icon in the top right corner of the Apple Wallet app, then select the driver’s license or state ID option .
You will then need to take a clear scanned photo front and back of your license before being invited to take a selfie for condition checking purposes. Apple and local state governments want to make sure that someone can’t just take two quick photos of your license and commit very quick identity theft.
To further prevent imposters from adding someone else’s ID to their portfolio, you will be then asked to “perform a series of facial and head movements during the setup process”.
While we unfortunately haven’t been able to test the process of adding a driver’s license to Apple Wallet here yet, we can only imagine that it will work the same as other built-in authentication systems such as Tinder, which requires you to take a series of selfies. with specific head and hand orientations to prove it’s you on the other end of the phone.
Tinder’s verification system, a procedure that will likely be similar to the state ID verification method required to add your driver’s license to Apple Wallet.
Apple says that after submitting the appropriate ID scans and selfies, the issuing state will verify user identities and confirm the legitimacy of the scan request prior to approval, which could take up to a few days.
It’s not yet clear exactly how local law enforcement will handle Apple Wallet driver’s licenses, so in the meantime, keep your physical card in your wallet at all times. However, when traveling to select airports, Apple hopes that will be a different story, as the company has already announced TSA support for the feature at airports across the United States – although airports that do. specifically support are unknown at this time.
Can I use my Apple Wallet driver’s license at an airport?
It seems that the answer is actually yes.
Apple says some airports already have dedicated security lines with specialized readers that can handle an Apple Watch or iPhone ID, and strongly insists on the security of the method, insisting that “users don’t need to unlock, show or return their device to present their identity document “.
To scan your ID at an airport for TSA, simply open your Apple Wallet, select your driver’s license, then use either Face ID, Touch ID, or your password to authenticate the ID’s validity.
Which states currently support adding your driver’s license to Apple Wallet?
Currently, only eight states currently support the feature. These states are:
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If you’re interested in learning more about Apple Pay and, by association, Apple Wallet, read our full explanation here.
Written by Alex Allegro. Originally published on .