How to Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet in iOS 15

Soon, you'll be able to add your state ID or driver's license to Apple Wallet, bringing you one step closer to ditching your physical wallet.

With iOS 15, Apple is slowly rolling out plans to let you add your driver's license to your Apple Wallet. Right now, this feature is not available, but soon it will be in Arizona and Georgia, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Let's learn how to add your state ID or driver's license to your Apple Wallet.

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When Can You Add Driver's License to Apple Wallet

Driver's licenses and state IDs for Apple Wallet were first announced at the 2021 WWDC and detailed in an Apple press release. As of this writing, no date has been set for the program's launch, but with eight states already signed onto the project, Apple hopes to offer this 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 this feature 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.

  1. Open the Wallet app.

    Open Apple Wallet
     
  2. Tap the Add icon.

    Tap Add icon
     
  3. You'll be able to select Driver's License or State ID from the list of available cards once the feature is rolled out.

    Select driver's license or state ID
     
  4. Your phone will then walk you through the process of scanning your ID to add it to your Apple Wallet.

    Scan your ID
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How to Use Driver's License in Apple Wallet

To present your driver's license or state ID, you'll open your 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 that information by double-clicking the Side button.

Present your ID

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Feature Web Writer 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.

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