TSA checkpoints will start supporting Apple Wallet IDs in February

TSA checkpoints will start supporting Apple Wallet IDs in February


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When Apple introduced its updated Apple Wallet in June, the company said it was working to ensure you could use it to get through airport security — and now, we have our first word from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on exactly when that will happen.

According to an event recap from the Secure Technology Alliance, the TSA is planning to support Apple Wallet IDs in two airports in February. If successful, the test will expand to airports in two more states the following month. The Apple Wallet is the first digital ID the TSA will accept (not counting privately run pre-check programs like Clear), but the program is expected to expand to other platforms in the future.

“Instead of TSA staff examining a physical ID card,…

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