Arizona is the first state to launch a driver’s license in Apple Wallet

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Arizona residents can now add their driver’s license or state ID to Apple Wallet, which allows them to use an iPhone or Apple Watch to check in at select TSA checkpoints.

As Apple continues to debate bringing digital driver’s licenses to US states, Arizona has become the first to bring the system live to its residents.

“We’re excited to bring the first driver’s license and ID in Wallet to Arizona today,” Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, said in a statement, “providing Arizonans with an easy, secure and personal way to ID while traveling with just a tap on their iPhone or Apple Watch.”

“We look forward to working with many more states and the TSA to make IDs in Wallet available to users across the US,” she continued.

The feature does not require users to update iOS. It is unknown if the feature works on iOS versions prior to the latest iOS 15.4, but it has been enabled by Apple.

While it currently only accepts Arizona state ID, the feature now appears to be visible in Wallet to all US users. If a user is an Arizona resident, they can open the Wallet, tap the + sign, and then choose Driver’s License or State ID.

They are then asked to scan the ID, both front and back.

At launch, Wallet can only be used at an unspecified number of TSA security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Apple also announced that the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and the territory of Puerto Rico plan to bring the technology to its residents. This is in addition to seven other states that Apple previously announced.

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