It will be a little easier for Arizona residents to get through the safety checks at the Phoenix airport, as Arizonans can now add their driver’s license or state identification to Apple Wallet, the tech giant announced Wednesday (March 23).
The feature allows Apple Wallet users to tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to present their identification documents seamlessly and securely at select Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
“We look forward to working with many more states and the TSA to bring IDs in Wallet to users across the U.S.,” Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, said in a statement.
Additional states are expected to offer driver’s license and state ID in Wallet soon, with Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and the territory of Puerto Rico planning to bring this feature to their residents.
Last fall, PYMNTS reported that Apple was working to add identification documents to Apple Wallets. At the time, Arizona and Georgia were expected to be the first states to roll out the offering, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah.
The TSA had said it would enable select airport security checkpoints and lanes in participating airports as the first locations for the Apple Wallet-based licenses or state IDs.
Apple said adding a driver’s license or state ID to Wallet can be done easily. Once in, users can present the virtual documents at select TSA security checkpoints by tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch at the identity reader.