Georgia residents can now add a driver's license to their iPhone
The state of Georgia has officially enabled support for digital driver's licenses and state IDs to be stored and used on Apple devices in airports.
It's the fourth US state to offer compatibility with Apple Wallet. Arizona was the first state to implement this feature in March 2022, followed by Colorado and Maryland.
Now, residents of Georgia can add their driver's license or state ID to their iPhone or Apple Watch, which can make passing through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints faster and more secure. However, it's worth noting that the digital ID on the device is not intended to replace a physical ID.
Storing your digital ID on an iPhone is private, secure, and user-friendly. The acceptance of digital IDs at TSA checkpoints is limited but is expected to expand over time.
How to add a license to Apple Wallet
- After opening the Wallet app and tapping the "+" icon in the top right corner, users can select "Driver's License" or "State ID."
- Choose Georgia, and then follow the instructions to scan both sides of the physical ID.
To add a Georgia license to an iPhone or Apple Watch, users must have an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 15.4 or an Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS 8.4.
TSA maintains a list of participating programs and airports that accept digital identification.