Your iPhone wallet now negates the need for an actual wallet — at least in Arizona.
Apple announced Wednesday that users will now be able to add their driver’s license and state ID to their iPhone wallets, with Arizona being the first state to get access.
The new ID feature will be available on both iPhones and Apple Watches, and will work similarly to how users can store their boarding passes on their phones. The feature will be supported at TSA security checkpoints at select airports, starting with the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Around a dozen other states and territories, including Georgia, Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and the territory of Puerto Rico, will support driver's licenses and state IDs next. Apple first announced the feature last September.
“We look forward to working with many more states and the TSA to bring IDs in Wallet to users across the US," Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, said in a statement.
When setting it up, users will need to take a selfie, scan the front and back of their driver’s license or state ID card, and do a series of facial and head movements for "additional fraud prevention," Apple said in its announcement. The states are responsible for verifying and approving user's requests to add their IDs to the Apple Wallets.
After users add their IDs to their Apple Wallets, they can use the feature by tapping their phone or Apple Watch on the TSA identity reader. They will then be shown which information TSA is requesting and can consent to give it with Face or Touch ID, without needing to unlock their phones. The digital ID will only present the information needed in each transaction. The feature will be available on iPhone 8 or later running iOS 15.4 and Apple Watch Series 4 or later running watchOS 8.4 or later.