Johns Hopkins University lets students use Apple Watch, iPhone as ID, thanks to Apple partnership

“Johns Hopkins University students will no longer need to carry a physical identification card, thanks to a partnership with Apple,” Talia Richman reports for The Baltimore Sun. “Starting this week, students can flash their iPhone to get into their dorm buildings, print papers at the campus library or buy apparel at the university book store.”

“The Baltimore-based institution is the fifth in the country to enable students to add their campus ID to Apple Wallet,” Richman reports. “The technology allows students to use their iPhones or Apple Watches as building keys or swipe cards. All they’ll have to do is place their devices near a reader where physical student IDs are accepted, similar to how Apple Wallet works with concert tickets and boarding passes.”

Richman reports, “The technology works with the iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch Series 1 and later.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Johns Hopkins University students!

Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in Wallet: iPhone and Apple Watch make getting around campus easier than ever – October 2, 2018


  1. I can’t move beyond the image of digitalization. It’s 2020, and each professor at any university is having a laptop and a student is using a smartpen. Truly. This is all you have to think about how reviving will go. We have the instruments. We have the information to use it for productivity, learning and science.

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