iPhone Digital ID Feature Expands to Maryland and Possibly Mississippi, Here’s How It’s Added

Two months after the official release of all promised iOS 15 features during WWDC 2021, Digital IDs are coming to Maryland. With that, iPhone users in the state will be able to add their driver’s licenses to the iPhone wallet.

After Arizona announced that it would support driver’s licenses in the iPhone wallet, now is the time for Maryland to do the same. At least 30 states have been exploring the idea of ​​adopting Apple’s digital IDs, according to the company.

In March, Apple specifically called out a few states that will soon roll out support, including Maryland. With that, expect Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Utah to support the digital ID feature soon.

According to the Maryland government page (via MacRumors), “presenting your ID at select TSA checkpoints is now easy. it’s as simple as holding your device up to the identity reader, confirming the requested information, and you’re done.”

In addition to Maryland, a Twitter user noted that a TSA in Jackson, Mississippi, is preparing for Apple’s digital driver’s license feature with the “Tap Here” option for digital IDs. as you can see here.

How to Add Your Maryland Digital ID to the Wallet App

First of all, you need an iPhone 8 or later with at least iOS 15.4. If you are an Apple Watch user, it must be at least a Series 4 running watchOS 8.4. Then follow these instructions:

  • Open the Wallet app on your iPhone and then tap on the + icon;
  • Touch your Maryland ID;
  • Scan the front of the ID, then the back;
  • Confirm it’s you using the front camera;
  • Take a photo and send it to the Maryland MVA.

After the information is verified by MVA, you can begin using your digital ID at select TSA checkpoints.

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