Student ID cards on iPhone and Apple Watch can be used anywhere the physical card is accepted
According to Apple’s official website, US students can now add their student ID cards to Wallet to get around campus using just iPhone and Apple Watch.
The new feature is already available for students at Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma. They can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay quickly and easily for laundry, coffee or lunch, and even get into their dorms, the gym or the school library.
“iPhone and Apple Watch have brought us into a new era of mobility, helping to transform everyday experiences. When we launched Apple Pay, we embarked on a goal to replace the physical wallet. By adding transit, loyalty cards and contactless ticketing we have expanded the capabilities of Wallet beyond payments, and we’re now thrilled to be working with campuses on adding contactless student ID cards to bring customers even more easy, convenient and secure experiences”, said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Internet Services.
In order to make a payment, students should hold iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted on and off campus.
More universities, including Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara, and Temple Universities, will bring the capability by the end of this school year.