Apple Wallet now supports contact-free student ID cards

Get around campus without fishing around your wallet.

Apple has been promising support for contactless student ID cards ever since it unveiled iOS 12, and it's finally here a few weeks after the software itself. Students at Duke University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma can now add their ID cards to Apple Wallet and use their iPhones and Apple Watches to access facilities, or pay for must-haves like food and laundry. You might not have to dig through your wallet just to return to your dorm after a long night out.

The feature won't be widely available for some time. Students at Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University and Temple University will only get support by the end of the school year, and there's no word on other schools. This is partly dependent on the institutions themselves (not all of them will support NFC around campus), but your dreams of leaving your card at home may have to remain on hold until a future semester.