Three US universities now let students use iPhone and Apple Watch as their campus ID card

Apple is announcing the first partners for its new contactless ID card features introduced in iOS 12 and watchOS 5.

Students at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma, can now add their ID card to the Apple Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Students simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted — on and off campus. An optional Express Mode bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode, allowing for the quickest entry possible to buildings around campus.


Apple says Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University, and Temple University will roll out the capability by the end of this school year.