Apple launches first driver's license, state ID in Wallet in AZ

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What you need to know

  • Apple is launching its first Driver's license and State ID in Apple Wallet.
  • Arizona is the first state to get the feature.
  • It is also coming to Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and Puerto Rico.

Apple has today announced that it is launching its Driver's License and State ID in wallet feature in Arizona.

The company stated:

Apple announced that Arizona is the first state to offer driver's license and state ID in Wallet. Starting today, Arizonans can add their driver's license or state ID to Wallet, and tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to seamlessly and securely present it at select TSA security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Apple's VP of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, Jennifer Bailey, said Apple was "thrilled" with the move, that would "provide Arizonans with an easy, secure, and private way to present their ID when traveling."

Additional states getting the feature in the future announced today are:

Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and the territory of Puerto Rico

The ID or license can be used at TSA terminals in participating airports at security terminals, where you can show your ID with devices like the Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13. Users will also be shown information requested by the TSA and can consent to provide it with Face ID or Touch ID without having to unlock their iPhone or show their ID card. It is also shared digitally so that they don't have to show or hand over their device to do this. The TSA takes a picture of the traveler for verification purposes, also.

The new feature requires iOS 15.4 on an iPhone 8 or later, or an Apple Watch Series 4 or later running watchOS 8.4.

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