Add your student ID to Apple Wallet on your iPhone or Apple Watch

Use your iPhone or Apple Watch to access places such as your accommodation, the library and campus events. You can also pay for laundry, snacks and dinners around campus.

To add a student ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you'll need:

  • A compatible iPhone or Apple Watch* with the latest version of iOS or the latest version of watchOS
  • Your device signed in with your Apple ID.
  • A participating college or university.*
  • The latest version of your university app from the App Store.*

*Check with your university card office for more information.

How to add your student ID to Apple Wallet

  1. Sign in to your university app with your university user name and password.
  2. Tap Add to Apple Wallet
    The Add to Apple Wallet button
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Find out how to remove your student ID from Apple Wallet.

Use your student ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch

You can use your student ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch to access your accommodation or the library, buy food at campus cafés, pay for books and supplies at campus stores, and wherever else you use your physical student ID card.

Express Mode is turned on automatically when you add your student ID to Apple Wallet, so you can use your student ID with just a tap. You don't need to wake or unlock your device and you don't need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode. Simply hold your device near the contactless reader.

Find out more about Express Mode.

How to use your student ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch

  1. Hold the top of your iPhone with the screen facing you or the display of your Apple Watch near the contactless reader.
  2. If you're making a purchase, the cashier may have to select the payment method.
  3. When successful, a tick will appear on your device.

Depending on the model of your iPhone, you may be able to use your student ID even after your iPhone battery has run out.

To use your student ID if you've turned off Express Mode, open the Wallet app on your device. Then tap your student ID, authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode and hold your device near the contactless reader.

How to find your student ID account balances on your iPhone

  1. Open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap your student ID to view it and find up to three account balances.
  3. To find more balances, tap the More button .

To add money to your student ID, use your university app or website, or a self-service machine on campus.

If your device is lost or stolen

  • Mark your device as lost. This action will automatically turn off access to all cards and passes in Apple Wallet, including your student ID.
  • Remove your student ID from your university app.
  • Contact your university card office. To find this contact information, open your student ID in Apple Wallet. Then tap the More button  and tap Call.

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