Apple Expands Support For Student IDs In iPhone And Apple Watch To New Schools In US And Canada
Apple today announced that it is expanding the number of schools that can put student IDs into the Wallet app with multiple schools across the United States and Canada now getting in on the act.
The move will make it easier for students to gain access to school and class by having their ID cards work in a similar way to Apple Pay.
For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada, starting with the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College this year. In the US, new schools to adopt mobile student IDs include Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University of Maine, New Mexico State University, and many more colleges across the country.
“We’re excited to work with more schools in the US and introduce mobile student IDs in Canada to provide a secure and convenient way to get around campus with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay. “Students and faculty have embraced using their iPhone and Apple Watch as the best way to access buildings, purchase meals, and more.”
Apple also confirmed that the University of Alabama will be the first to exclusively use digital IDs starting this fall.
Apple first began to support student cards in the Apple Wallet in iOS 12 and watchOS 5 a few years ago. It requires schools to do some work to make everything work of course, which is why these announcements are so important for students.