What you need to use your student ID card in Wallet
To see if you can use your student ID card in Wallet, contact your school card office.
Here's what you need to use your student ID card in Wallet:
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE or later*
- Apple Watch Series 1 and later
- Apple ID signed into iCloud
- The latest version of your school's student account management app from the App Store
- The solution used by your school card office to confirm identity and generate secure passwords
- The latest version of iOS and watchOS
You can use your student ID card on up to two devices that are signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID.
*Some schools might have different requirements. Check with your school card office for more information.
Add a student ID card to Wallet
If you've downloaded your school's student account management app to your iPhone and have access to your school card office's solution for identity authentication and secure password generation:
- Sign in to your school's student account management app with your school ID and password.
- Tap Add to Apple Wallet.
- Follow the prompts on your screen.
Use your iPhone or Apple Watch where you use your student ID card
You can use your student ID card on your iPhone or Apple Watch wherever you use your physical student ID card. Access your dorm or library, ride the campus bus, buy food at campus cafés, and pay for books and supplies at campus stores.
Cashiers may need to select the payment method before you pay with your ID card in Wallet.
With Express Mode turned on
Express Mode** is turned on by default when you add your ID card.
Hold the top of your iPhone or the display of your Apple Watch within a few centimeters of the middle of the card reader until you feel a vibration. You'll see Done and a checkmark on the display.
Your iPhone or Apple Watch must be turned on, but it doesn't have to be connected to a network. You don't need to validate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode, and you don't need to wake or unlock your device or open an app.
On iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, Express Cards with power reserve is available for up to five hours when your iPhone needs to be charged. You can press the side button to check if Express Cards are available when your iPhone needs to be charged. Doing this often may significantly reduce the power reserve for Express Cards. If you choose to power off your iPhone, this feature will not be available.
Express Mode** isn’t available on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
**Some schools might still require you to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode, even when Express Mode is turned on.
With Express Mode turned off
On iPhone, use Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode to authenticate. Then hold the top of your iPhone within a few centimeters of the contactless reader until you see Done and a checkmark on the display.
On Apple Watch, double-click the side button to access your cards, and swipe to select your ID card. Then hold the display up to the card reader.
When you add your ID card to Wallet, Express Mode is turned on by default. If you don’t want to use Express Mode, you can turn it off. Open Wallet, tap your ID card, tap , and tap the Express Mode on/off button.
You can add money to your student ID card with Apple Pay or a credit or debit card that you've set up in your school's student account management app. Or add money via your school's self-service machines.
See your account balances
To see your student ID card account balances on your iPhone:
- Open the Wallet app.
- Choose your card. You’ll see up to three account balances on the front of your ID card.
- If you want to see more balances, tap .
If you’ve added your card to your Apple Watch, you can see account balances in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone or in Wallet & Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.
Remove your ID card from your device
There are several ways you can remove your student ID card from Wallet on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
On your iPhone, open Wallet, tap your student ID card, tap , and tap Remove Card. Or open Settings, tap Wallet & Apple Pay, tap your student ID card, and tap Remove Card.
On your Apple Watch, open Wallet and tap and hold your student ID card. When the remove icon appears, tap Remove Card.
In the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap Wallet & Apple Pay, tap your student ID card, and tap Remove Card.
If your device is lost or stolen
To suspend or permanently remove the ability to pay from your device with your student ID card, go to your Apple ID account page or use Find My iPhone. You can also contact your school's student ID card office. Tap on your ID card in Wallet and tap Call. Or you can remove your ID card from your school's student account management app.
The contact options for your school may be different from what's shown here.