More features are coming to Apple Wallet! The ability to carry a digital driver’s license is one of them and now Apple has updated the release date for this new feature.
Apple has been working with several US states since the launch of iOS15 to authorize and encourage the use of Apple Wallet for self-identification. The partnership would come to fruition by the end of the year, in those American states.
However, we are approaching December and Apple Wallet has not been upgraded in this easy and useful way. It looks like the project is still ongoing, as Apple’s latest update revealed. IOS 15 Info Page.
This means that many Americans will be able to scan and keep their driver’s licenses in the iPhone Wallet app from 2022. By then, this will be recognized as an official identification method in all states, as well as at airports. and the TSA. The eight US states that expressed interest in the project in September have been joined by Florida in the meantime.
How will it work?
After scanning the official document, you will be asked to take a selfie to confirm your identity and nod your head to register, similar to a biometric registration process.
In Apple’s words, “the customer will then be prompted to use their iPhone to scan their physical driver’s license or state ID card and take a selfie, which will be securely provided to the issuing state for. verification. As an added safety step, users will also be asked to perform a series of face and head movements during the setup process. Once verified by the issuing state, the customer’s ID or driver’s license will be added to Wallet. “
After the setup process, you will have access to these documents in the Wallet app only using Face ID or Touch ID – passwords will not be enough. Can’t say I don’t agree – with that kind of sensitive information, it’s best to have tight security.