What you need to know
- With iOS 15, you can store verifiable health records in the Health app.
- Examples of what can be stored are COVID-19 vaccinations and test results.
- Apple says the Wallet app will soon support digital vaccination cards.
Some iPhone users will now be able to add their COVID-19 vaccination card to the Health app.
In an update on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab), Apple has announced that users running iOS 15 can now store verifiable health records, like a COVID-19 vaccination card, in the Health app. At this time, Apple is supporting the SMART Health Cards specification.
The company says that, in a future software update, you'll even be able to add your vaccination card to the Wallet app and use a digital version where it is required.
Developers can learn more about verifiable health records and how to implement them on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).
iOS 15 was released to the public on Monday, September 20.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
You can now store your COVID-19 vaccination card, just like you can now unlock your car with your iPhone. There are a whole lot of IFs attached to both those statements.
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