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Arizona is the first state to accept Apple Wallet for driver’s licenses

Arizona citizens can now use Apple Wallet to store their driver's license or state ID.

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This feature allows them to check-in at TSA checkpoints using their iPhone or Apple Watch.

As Apple considers bringing digital driver’s licenses to the United States, Arizona has become the first state to implement the system for its citizens.

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Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, stated, “Today, we’re delighted to bring the first driver’s license and state ID in Wallet to Arizona.” This is a secure way for travelers to show their identification with just one touch of their iPhone or Apple Watch.”

“We look forward to collaborating with a number of other states as well as the TSA to offer ID in Wallet to users across the United States,” she added.

Users do not need to update their iOS to enjoy this functionality. It’s unclear whether this function will operate on iOS versions before to iOS 15.4, but Apple has enabled it.

While it currently only supports Arizona state IDs, the feature appears to be available to all US users in Wallet. If the user is a resident of Arizona, they can open Wallet, press the Plus sign, and then choose Driver’s License or State ID from the drop-down menu.

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They will next be asked to scan both the front and back of the ID.

The Wallet could only be used at a limited number of TSA security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at the time of its launch.

Apple also stated that the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and Puerto Rico will make the technology available to the general public.

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