Apple Preparing for Driver's Licenses on iPhone in iOS 15.4 Beta

One major iOS 15 feature that we are still waiting for is the ability to add a driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch in participating U.S. states. Apple's website says this feature is coming in early 2022.

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In the meantime, Apple continues to prepare for the feature's impending launch. In the second beta of iOS 15.4 seeded today, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser uncovered a new line of code in the Wallet app that states "Find out when your driver's license or state ID is ready to use and get important updates about your ID."

Apple last year announced that Arizona and Georgia will be among the first states to support the feature and said that Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah will follow. Other states like Colorado, Delaware, Florida, and Louisiana already offer their own digital ID apps and could work with Apple on Wallet app integration.

Apple said select TSA security checkpoints will be the first locations where ID cards in the Wallet app can be presented, followed by retailers and venues in the future.

While there are code-level preparations for the feature, it is still not possible to add a driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app in the second beta of iOS 15.4. The feature could be enabled by time iOS 15.4 is publicly released around March or April, given Apple's early 2022 timeframe, but this remains to be seen.

Related Roundup: iPadOS 15
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Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
11 months ago
I wish New York would get on board with this
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
11 months ago
Come onnnnnnn California.....


I could really use the extra slot in my magsafe apple wallet! LOL!!!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 months ago
Wonderful! Desperately waiting for it in Las Vegas, Nevada. Can you imagine how easy it’s going to be to get into nightclubs, casinos, and local bars.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Caliber26 Avatar
11 months ago

I'm sure some cop will find a way to take your phone to the car with him to "run all the checks".
No thanx.
Even when this becomes widely adopted everywhere, I’ll always carry the physical card to hand over for for situations like this. No way I’m gonna hand over my phone to anyone that’s going to walk out of my view with it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techno-Zen Avatar
11 months ago
As an arizona resident I can't wait
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Grohowiak Avatar
11 months ago
I'm sure some cop will find a way to take your phone to the car with him to "run all the checks".
No thanx.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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