“Additional states to follow, including Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and the territory of Puerto Rico”
Apple on Wednesday announced that it is launching its first-ever Driver’s License and state ID in Wallet feature, starting in Arizona.
In a newsroom post, the company stated residents of Arizona can add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet, and tap their Apple Watch or iPhone to securely and seamlessly present it at select TSA security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet Jennifer Bailey said, “We’re thrilled to bring the first driver’s license and state ID in Wallet to Arizona today, and provide Arizonans with an easy, secure, and private way to present their ID when traveling, through just a tap of their iPhone or Apple Watch. We look forward to working with many more states and the TSA to bring IDs in Wallet to users across the US.”
Additional states will offer driver’s license and state ID in Wallet soon. Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and the territory of Puerto Rico plan to bring this feature to their residents, along with the seven states Apple previously announced.
Once added to Wallet, users can show their driver’s license or state ID to the TSA at participating airport security checkpoints by just tapping their Apple Watch or iPhone at the identity reader.
On their Apple Watch or iPhone, users will be shown which information is required by the TSA, and can consent to provide it with Touch ID or Face ID, without having to unlock their iPhone or show their ID card. As all information is shared digitally, users don’t need to show or hand over their device to present their ID. The TSA will also capture a photo of the traveler for verification purposes.