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iOS 15: How to Add a Hotel Room Key to iPhone and Apple Watch

Thursday December 9, 2021 8:02 pm PST by
In iOS 15, Apple has introduced the ability to add a hotel room key to the Wallet app on your iPhone, allowing users to consult their phone or Apple Watch for reservation details, as well as use them to check in and unlock their room. For example, Hyatt, a well-known hotel chain, in December 2021 announced its adoption of Apple's Wallet technology, with guests able to use Apple Wallet room...

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iOS 16 Wallet App: Add Keys via Safari, Apple Pay Later Coming in Future Update

Tuesday September 13, 2022 5:57 am PDT by
Apple this week updated the iOS 16 features page on its website with some additional information about the Wallet app on the iPhone. First, the page now indicates that iOS 16 allows users to securely add new keys to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch directly from a website in Safari, without having to download the key issuer's app from the App Store. Second, Apple has revealed...
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iPhone Driver's Licenses Will Be Accepted in Apps on iOS 16

Tuesday June 7, 2022 2:39 pm PDT by
Apple recently launched a feature that allows residents of participating U.S. states to add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. Starting with iOS 16, users will be able to present ID cards stored in the Wallet app in select apps that require identity or age...
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BMW Announces Latest Vehicles That Can Be Unlocked With Your iPhone in Your Pocket

Thursday June 2, 2022 10:04 am PDT by
BMW this week announced two new vehicles with support for its Digital Key Plus feature, including the 2023 X1 and an all-new electric SUV called the iX1. Digital Key Plus allows for compatible BMW vehicles to be locked, unlocked, or started with an iPhone or Apple Watch, eliminating the need for a physical key. The standard NFC version of the feature requires the iPhone or Apple Watch to be...
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iPhone Driver's License Feature in Wallet App Now Available in Maryland

Wednesday May 25, 2022 7:50 am PDT by
Maryland residents can now add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. The feature first launched in Arizona back in March. When the feature launched in Arizona, Apple said additional U.S. states would offer driver's licenses and state IDs in the Wallet app soon,...
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Unlock Your Door by Tapping Your iPhone With Schlage's New Smart Lock

Thursday March 31, 2022 7:29 am PDT by
Schlage today released its Encode Plus smart lock with support for Apple's home keys feature in the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. The smart lock is available in a variety of finishes at The Home Depot, Lowe's, and Build.com for $300 in the United States. Apple's home keys feature lets you add a key card to the Wallet app, eliminating the need to use a physical key. Upon doing so, ...
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Apple Announces iPhone Driver's Licenses Coming Soon to These 11 U.S. States

Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Arizona residents can now add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. Arizona is the first U.S. state to offer this feature to residents, with many other states planning to follow suit. Apple said that Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and...
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Apple Launches Driver's License Feature on iPhone in Arizona, More States Coming Soon

Wednesday March 23, 2022 8:02 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Arizona has become the first U.S. state to support driver's licenses and state IDs in the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Starting today, Apple said Arizona residents can add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app, and tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to seamlessly and securely present it at select TSA security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky...
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Apple Preparing for Driver's Licenses on iPhone in iOS 15.4 Beta

Tuesday February 8, 2022 11:01 am PST by
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. 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 Ste...
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iOS 15.4 Will Let EU Residents Add COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates to Wallet App

Thursday January 27, 2022 11:00 pm PST by
Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta of iOS 15.4, and one of the software update's new features will be the ability for COVID-19 vaccination records in the EU Digital COVID Certificate format to be added to the Health and Wallet apps. When iOS 15.4 is released, users will be able to add a EU Digital COVID Certificate to the Health and Wallet apps by opening the Camera app, scanning the...
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Here's a First Look at the iPhone's Convenient Hotel Room Key Feature

Tuesday January 25, 2022 8:31 am PST by
iOS 15 and watchOS 8 introduce the ability to add hotel room keys to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, allowing you to gain access to your room, elevators, and other locked areas by simply tapping your iPhone or Apple Watch against a card reader. The feature eliminates the need for a traditional plastic room card. Last month, hotel chain Hyatt became the first to adopt the feature...
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TSA Preparing to Begin Accepting Mobile Driver's Licenses in February 2022

Tuesday December 21, 2021 8:28 am PST by
Starting in early 2022, residents of select U.S. states will be able to add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. According to a Security Technology Alliance blog post shared by 9to5Mac, the TSA plans to begin accepting mobile driver's licenses at airports in two U.S. ...
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Apple Wallet Now Supports Hotel Keys From Some Hyatt Locations

Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:15 am PST by
iOS 15 is meant to include several new features for the Wallet app, including support for car keys, hotel keys, HomeKit house keys, and IDs. Many of the features have yet to roll out, but as of today, Apple Wallet will begin supporting hotel keys. Hyatt, a well-known hotel chain, today announced that it is adopting Apple's Wallet technology and will be introducing Apple Wallet room keys...
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Apple Delays iOS 15 Feature for Adding Your Driver's License to Your iPhone Until Early 2022

Tuesday November 23, 2021 8:35 am PST by
Apple recently updated its website to indicate that an upcoming iOS 15 and watchOS 8 feature that will let you add your driver's license or state ID to your iPhone and Apple Watch in participating U.S. states has been delayed until early 2022. Apple previously said the feature would launch in late 2021. In September, Apple said Arizona and Georgia would be among the first states to introduce ...
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Apple Imposing Strict Terms on U.S. States for Digital IDs in Wallet App

Monday November 15, 2021 5:46 am PST by
Apple's agreement with U.S. states looking to add digital ID cards such as driver's licenses to the Wallet app includes strict terms and charges footed to the taxpayer, according to fintech consultant Jason Mikula and CNBC. The ability to add a driver's license or ID to the Wallet app is a new feature in iOS 15. Customers will be able to tap the plus icon at the top of the Wallet app to add...
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Florida Plans to Join These U.S. States That Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:22 am PDT by
Florida plans to make a digital ID app available to residents on the App Store in mid-November, and the state is working with Apple to also make the digital IDs available in the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, according to Florida Politics. Last month, Apple revealed the first U.S. states that will be rolling out the ability for residents to add their driver's license or state ID...
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Apple Announces First U.S. States That Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone

Wednesday September 1, 2021 6:15 am PDT by
Apple today announced the first U.S. states that will be rolling out the ability for residents to add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to support the feature, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah to follow, according to Apple. Apple said select TSA security checkpoints in ...
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Apple Expanding Digital Student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to More Colleges in U.S. and Canada

Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:09 am PDT by
Apple today announced that for this coming school year, mobile student IDs in the Wallet app will be expanding to Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University of Maine, New Mexico State University, and many more colleges across the United States. Mobile student IDs in the Wallet app will also be expanding to Canada this year, starting with the University of New Brunswick and...
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iOS 15 Automatically Archives Expired Boarding Passes and Tickets in Wallet App

Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:20 am PDT by
Apple announced iOS 15 on Monday, and as usual, there is a long list of smaller features that went unmentioned during the WWDC keynote. One of these small but helpful features is archived passes in the Wallet app. Starting with iOS 15, expired boarding passes and event tickets in the Wallet app are automatically moved to an expired list, helping to reduce clutter. In the Settings app...
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Apple's Upcoming 'CarKey' Feature Will Let You Send Digital Keys Using Messages App

Wednesday February 19, 2020 11:14 am PST by
As discovered in the first beta of iOS 13.4, Apple is working on a new "CarKey" feature that will allow an iPhone or an Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start NFC-compatible vehicles. CarKey "keys" live in the Wallet app and as we found in the first beta, can be shared with other people so you can allow others temporary access to your car. In the second beta of iOS 13.4, there's updated...
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iOS 13.4 Beta Reveals 'CarKey' Feature That Would Turn Your iPhone or Apple Watch Into a Car Key

Thursday February 6, 2020 6:39 am PST by
Apple yesterday seeded the first beta of iOS 13.4 with several new features, such as iCloud folder sharing, new Memoji stickers, and a redesigned Mail toolbar. While not mentioned in the release notes, the update also includes early signs of an interesting feature that would turn an iPhone or Apple Watch into a car key. As first reported by 9to5Mac, and confirmed by MacRumors contributor Steve ...