Apple Wallet will let users add verifiable COVID-19 vaccination cards to the app, as a part of the iOS 15 upgrade.
Users will be able to upload their vaccination status to the “Health App”, which will then generate a vaccination card in Apple Wallet in the iOS 15.1 beta, which was released on September 21, 2021.
This will make it convenient for iPhone users to show their vaccination status at airports, event venues, and other businesses that facilitate in-person interactions.
The feature is not accessible external to iOS 15 beta builds but surely proves to be useful once it gets here.
More than a few institutions such as restaurants, pubs, and sporting arenas, ask guests to provide proof of vaccination or recent negative test results at the entry. Users now wouldn’t need to remember to carry their vaccination card as they step out of their homes with Apple Wallet integration, already taking care of such needs.
The customer data will be kept in absolute confidence, as stated by Apple. All information of users will be encrypted and securely kept when transmitted elsewhere. Apple would also be unable to see the vaccination cards of users or how they were utilized by them.
Apple Wallet will soon provide support for digital copies of government-issued IDs, such as driver’s licenses. It will, probably, utilize facial recognition to validate IDs, similar to the method used by some financial institutions to authenticate transactions on the iPhone.