Back in June during WWDC 2021, Apple announced that soon, Apple Wallet users will be able to upload their driver’s license to it. This means that if you don’t want to carry around the physical version, you can just bring along your iPhone and use the Apple Wallet to show your driver’s license.
However, there is a catch because not all states might allow users to use digital versions of their driver’s license. If you want to avoid getting in trouble with the law, then you might be interested in Apple’s latest announcement where they share the states that will be allowing users to use the feature.
According to Apple, the states of Arizona and Georgia will be the first to accept it. They then say that other states that include Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are expected to follow. Apple also notes that the select airport security checkpoints and lanes in participating airports will be the first locations where driver licenses stored in the Apple Wallet can be used.
The list of participating states is admittedly short, but we expect that over time it should expand, so if you’re not living in any of the states mentioned above, you’ll probably still want to carry around a physical copy of your license.