Samsung Wallet now supports adding digital state IDs from Arizona

Arizona is now one of the most flexible states when it comes to digital identity choices, as part of the Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) expansion of its digital ID programs to include Samsung Wallet. The action shows Arizona’s acceptance of the digital age by enabling citizens to safely carry and display their state IDs or driver’s licenses via cellphones. With the addition of the Samsung Wallet app as its newest digital ID platform, Arizona is once again setting the standard for mobile identity.

Now, residents with Samsung Galaxy smartphones can easily load their state ID or driver’s license onto their phones, joining the rising number of jurisdictions that allow comparable digitization of important papers. Offering four alternatives to saving your ID or digital license on your smartphone, Arizona is the first state to do so. Earlier this month, Google Wallet for Android smartphones became accessible for Arizona driver licenses or ID cards. In 2022, Arizona became the first state to provide a mobile driver license (mID). In 2023, Apple Wallet joined as an addition to the mobile driver license (mID) in Arizona.

At the first station in the screening procedure, passengers will approach the podium in order to produce their ID in Samsung Wallet at a participating TSA checkpoint. Simply putting on Bluetooth and resting the traveler’s Samsung Galaxy phone on the second-generation Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) reader device will grant the passenger permission to give their mobile identification from Samsung Wallet. The state’s citizens may already save their digital IDs on wallet applications from Apple and Google. It is not surprising that the state is the first to implement Samsung Wallet, as it has embraced this technology more quickly than most.

Iowa was the other state that Samsung said would soon be able to digitally store state identification cards. However, we cannot tell the precise time this will arrive, and after this, many states may also come up with this move for their citizens.