Use Apple Wallet to store your COVID vaccination card. Here’s how to set it up



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Apple users can now add their COVID-19 vaccination card to their iPhone and Apple Watch to quickly show proof that they got the hang of it. The new feature is part of the latest iOS 15 update, which also includes SharePlay in FaceTime and ProRes Video for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.

Apple last month started allowing users to store verifiable health records in the Health app and the feature was included in the beta of iOS 15.1 but not to all iPhone owners. But now the possibility of storing yourCOVID-19[female[feminine immunization status means you can leave your printed card at home. This is a timely feature for the pandemic.

But there is a catch. this feature will not work if your vaccinator has not provided you with a QR code or a downloadable file of your vaccination record. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new Apple Wallet feature and more. Before trying to add your card, make sure your phone is updated with the latest software update, iOS 15.1. Plus, here’s how add your vaccination card to your Apple Watch. And some states have COVID-19 vaccine applications, too much. We recently updated this story.

See also: COVID-19 vaccination card: here’s what to do as soon as possible if you’ve lost or damaged it

Add your vaccination card using a QR code

If your vaccinator gave you a QR code when you received your vaccine, you can scan it using your iPhone camera. Once your phone recognizes the code, a notification from the Health app will appear. You will have the option to add it to your Apple Wallet and to your Health app for easy access.

Download a file from your vaccine supplier

If you have received a link to download your COVID-19 vaccination record, you will be able to tap the link on your iPhone to save the information. The link should give you the option to add your card to Apple Wallet and the Health app.

Add your existing vaccination record to Apple Wallet

If you have logged in your provider in the Health app to access your medical records, you can see your COVID-19 vaccination record in the app. You will see a notification under vaccination record in the app. Faucet Add to portfolio and you’re done.

What to do if you only have a printed card

For now, Apple only accepts verifiable records, which means you will need to contact your provider to request a QR code or downloadable file to use the Apple Wallet feature. Otherwise, there are other ways to store your immunization status on your phone. Some states have COVID-19 vaccine applications for residents but otherwise a clear picture works great too.

Other upcoming Wallet updates in iOS 15 include support for digital versions of government issued IDs, including driving licenses. Rumor suggests Apple will verify credentials like those using facial recognition, similar to an approach already used by some banking institutions to authenticate transactions on the iPhone.

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The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute health or medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have about a health problem or health goals.


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