Residents of participating U.S. states can add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch in order to show proof of identity.
Everything you need to know about the feature can be found here.
It's not clear when each state will support adding driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app.
The feature will be available in Puerto Rico.
Apple is working to offer the feature nationwide in the future, according to an executive last year. There are no plans for the feature to be expanded to other countries.
Some states, like Florida and Louisiana, have their own state-operated apps that can be used for driver's licenses.
Driver's licenses and state ID cards stored in the Wallet app can be used at the airport's security checkpoint.
Travelers should refer to the sign at the checkpoint to confirm the feature is available.
ID cards that are stored in the Wallet app can be presented in supported iPhone apps that require identity verification. The examples of apps that could offer this feature were shown by Apple.
Select retailers and venues will be able to accept IDs in the future, according to Apple's website.
There is a feature that does not replace a physical ID. Carrying a physical ID is still a necessity even though Apple doesn't mention it in the wallet app.
The feature requires an older version of Apple's mobile device operating system. To use the feature on the Apple Watch, a Series 4 model or newer must be used.
Face ID or Touch ID must be enabled on the device to be used for security purposes. It's necessary to have an Apple ID account with two-factorAuthentication turned on.
In participating states, you can simply tap the "+" button in the top-right corner of the wallet app and follow the on-screen instructions to add their driver's license or state ID to the phone and watch. The process involves taking a photo of your face, as well as a series of facial and head movements, to confirm your identity.
Only one license or ID can be added to one phone and one watch at a time.
If you want to present an ID stored in the Wallet app at a checkpoint, you can do it with your phone or watch. The name and date of birth of your child will be displayed on the device, but only after you use Face ID or Touch ID to verify your identity. There is a checkmark on the screen when you present your license.
According to Apple, you don't need to show your device or give it to the officer in order to use the Wallet app.
Neither Apple nor the state issuing authority can see when and where you use your license or ID in the wallet app. It stays locked after you present your ID.
There is a privacy and security overview on Apple's website.