How to Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet (2022 Update)

Soon, you'll be able to add your state ID or driver's license to Apple Wallet.

With iOS 15, Apple is slowly rolling out plans to let you add your driver's license to your Apple Wallet. Let's learn how to add your state ID or driver's license to your Apple Wallet.

Related: How to Open Apple Wallet from iPhone Lock Screen in 3 Easy Steps (iOS 15 Update)

How to Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet (2022 Update)

Want to add a driver's license to Apple Wallet? How about your state ID? Right now, the Apple Wallet driver's license feature is only available in Arizona, but soon Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Utah will join the digital driver's license and state ID program. While we wait for this new Apple Wallet feature, learn how to add ID to Apple Wallet when your state opts into the digital driver's license program. 

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When Can You Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet

Have you been wondering, "when can I add my driver's license to Apple Wallet?" You aren't alone! Driver's license and state ID for Apple Wallet were first announced at the 2021 WWDC and detailed in an Apple press release. Ths feature is now available in Arizona, and many other states are expected to launch soon, including Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah, along with the territory of Puerto Rico. Apple hopes to include the digital driver's license in Apple Wallet feature nationwide in the future.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is onboard to start accepting mobile driver's licenses and state IDs in Apple Wallet at participating airports, and Apple says, "Participating states and the TSA will share more information at a later date about when support for mobile driver’s licenses and state IDs in Wallet will be available in each state, and which TSA airport security checkpoints and select lanes it will be available at first."

How to Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet

Once the digital driver's license is available in your state, you'll be able to add your driver's license or state ID to Apple Wallet the same as you would add a new credit or debit card. To learn about more ways to use your Apple Wallet app, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to add a driver's license to Apple Wallet: 

  1. Open the Wallet app.

    Open Apple Wallet
     
  2. Tap the Add icon.

    Tap Add icon to add drivers license to apple wallet
     
  3. Select Driver's License or State ID from the list of available cards.

    Select driver's license or state ID
     
  4. Your phone will then ask you to scan your ID. Place your ID on a flat, blank surface in a well lit room. When you center the front of your ID in the camera, your iPhone will automatically snap a picture.
  5. Tap Continue if you're happy with the scan, or Scan Again to try it once more.

    Continue or Scan Again
     
  6. Repeat the process with the back of your ID.
  7. Tap Continue or Scan Again.

    Continue or Scan Again
     
  8. Tap Continue again to move onto the identity verification process.

    Tap Continue
     
  9. Now you'll be asked to complete some movements in front of your iPhone's front-facing camera to verify your identity. Follow the on-screen instructions or, if you can't perform the movement, tap Accessibility Options.

    Tap Accessibility Options
     
  10. After completing the requisite movements, the next step is to take a selfie. Try to look like you do in your ID! Once you're done, tap Continue.


     
  11. Now, confirm that you're satisfied with the photos you've taken so far, and tap Continue again.
  12. Review and agree to the terms and conditions.
  13. Now your information will be sent to your state's DMV or MVD.

    Sending ID to DMV

Once your ID is confirmed, it should be viewable and your Apple Wallet, and you can present it to the TSA at select airport terminals!

How to Use Driver's License in Apple Wallet

To present your driver's license or state ID, you'll open Apple Wallet as usual. Apple will show you a brief explanation of the information Wallet will share with TSA (or other participating agencies and organizations in the future), and you can confirm that you'd like to present your digital driver's license or state ID by double-clicking the Side button.

use state id or drivers license in apple wallet

Image from Apple.com

And that's it. Once you have your driver's license or state ID added to your Wallet, it's easy to pull up and use whenever you need it.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Web Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.