Apple has announced that it’s working with the Japanese Digital Agency to prepare everyone living in Japan to use the My Number Card in Apple Wallet from the second half of next spring. 

Japan is the first to deploy the Apple Wallet identity card function outside the United States. With this function, everyone living in Japan can seamlessly add an Individual Number Card to the Apple Wallet on iPhone, issue an official certificate at a convenience store just like a physical card, and “My Napo You can always use the iPhone safely along with the security and convenience of the iPhone, such as accessing the “Tal” iOS app and receiving online administrative services.

Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, says the Apple Wallet My Number Card is an easy and safer way to add and present your ID to your iPhone without having to take out your physical card or give your device to someone. When this function is available, users can open their wallet, select their Individual Number Card, double-click the side button on the iPhone, authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID, and contactless ID. 

Just hold your iPhone over the reader and you can show your ID face to face. Depending on the usage situation, additional authentication steps may be required when reading with a card reader.

Users will be able to present the Individual Number Card installed in the Apple Wallet where the physical Individual Number Card is available. This includes hospitals, medical institutions, and convenience stores, and can also be presented in specific apps such as the Japanese government’s Maina Portal iOS app.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today