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Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.

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The digital ID is available in the Transact eAccounts app for undergraduate students on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus only, while graduate students, faculty, and other staff will continue to use physical ID cards, according to Purdue. The university said current students are still able to use their physical ID, or the digital version if they prefer, but incoming undergraduates will no longer be issued a plastic card starting this summer.

The digital ID can be used to access dorms, libraries, gyms, book stores, and other areas on and off campus, and to pay for meals and laundry around campus. Express Mode is turned on automatically for student IDs added to Apple Wallet, allowing students to simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a card reader to gain access. If this mode is turned off, authenticating with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode is required.

Apple Wallet has supported student IDs since late 2018, and the technology is now available at dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Purdue says it has around 50,000 students at its West Lafayette campus.

Article Link: Purdue Becomes Latest University to Launch Student IDs in Apple Wallet App
 
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sw1tcher

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So if you're a college student with an Android phone, does that mean you just have to carry physical ID like a chump? :eek:
Dude. It's litterally in the 1st sentence...

Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.
 

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No. It is also available on Android, per the article.

Dude. It's litterally in the 1st sentence...

Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.
Yeah, I didn't mention it in the headline since this is an Apple news website.
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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So if you're a college student with an Android phone, does that mean you just have to carry physical ID like a chump? :eek:

Phone warrer reading challenge failure:



Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.

Major fail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Wish they had this back when I went there! Would have been super convenient

Me too. Then again Apple Wallet wasn't as big as it is now so hindsight is kinda irrelevant here

I can’t remember needing or using my student ID one time in college.

I attended two colleges during my college years: Concordia University and Austin Community College. I needed my Student ID multiple times. For Concordia you needed your ID to enter the campus. For ACC you needed it to make a purchase at the book store, as well as to sign up for your student bus pass.
 
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Mr. Dee

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Its surprising how physical wallet still stands the test of time in 2023. I still use my physical card a lot; especially recently when Apple Pay just decided it was not gonna work at self check out. Also, its more convenient than having take off my mask just to authenticate or expose my passcode. I can easily tap my debit card and it goes through for payment. But for things like government ID's, payment cards, transit, medical. Apple has a long way to go.
 

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Would’ve been incredibly clutch in college. You know how many times I lost my ID and had to have somebody buzz me into my dorm? **** sucked.
 

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I can’t remember needing or using my student ID one time in college.
Even back in 2007 Clemson was using student IDs as key cards for accessing the dorms, paying in the dining hall and shopping at the bookstore. Last time I visited campus people were able to use their iPhone or Watch for all those functions.
 

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Hopefully just the last 4 numbers!

Believe it or not, no. The whole number. Yeah, I'm old... They stopped doing it the second term I was there. The new numbers were pretty short too... I remember hearing about the controversy of people trying to get transcripts and having to either get a number generated/assigned, or actually have someone find their new number. Yikes...
 

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I was an undergrad student at Purdue in the mid to late 70’s (I’m giving my age away). We had a plastic card (like a credit card) with photo ID on the back to use for student ID. It obviously never occured to me back in those days what might replace it 40+ years in the future.
 
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