Add your COVID-19 vaccine records to Apple iPhone; here is how to do so

    Apple iPhone users can now store a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination and test certificates in the Health app.
    By HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on Feb 01 2022, 07:01 AM IST
    Know how to save your Covid-19 digital certificate on an Apple iPhone.
    Know how to save your Covid-19 digital certificate on an Apple iPhone. (AP)
    Know how to save your Covid-19 digital certificate on an Apple iPhone.
    Know how to save your Covid-19 digital certificate on an Apple iPhone. (AP)

    People who got both doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been issued with a validation certificate that shows their vaccination status. Since the Covid-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating, the vaccination certificate becomes a necessary document for various purposes like travelling and more. Hence, everyone is required to carry it everywhere. However, it's not always possible to keep a hard copy of it handy. To make it easily accessible anywhere anytime you can keep a digital copy of it on a smartphone or iPhone. In some good news for iPhone owners, Apple, with its iOS 15.1 update, now offers a new feature allowing them to store and access a digital copy of COVID-19 vaccination and test certificates on the Health app. iPhone users can upload their vaccination status to the Health app and it will create a vaccination card in Apple Wallet.

    Notably, the iPhone must be updated to iOS 15.1 to access this feature. Once added, users can access their COVID-19 vaccine details any time by using Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode. Upon logging in, It will show your name, vaccine type, dates of doses, issuer, and QR code.

    Know here how to add Covid-19 vaccination certificate to Apple Wallet on your iPhone

    How to add Covid-19 vaccination card to Apple Wallet

    Download Covid-19 vaccination card on your iPhone via QR code, and downloadable files

    Steps to add Covid-19 vaccination card to Apple Wallet via QR code

    1. Open the camera app on your iPhone and scan the QR code that you have been provided by the healthcare provider after vaccination.

    2. Once the QR code is scanned, a Health app notification will be displayed on the screen.

    3. Next, tap on the Health app notification and click on Add to Wallet & Health to save the COVID-19 vaccine details to the Apple Health and Apple Wallet.

    4. Next, tap on Done and you will be all set

    Steps to add Covid-19 vaccination card to Apple Wallet via downloadable files:

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    30 Minutes
    iPhone
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1:

    Tap on the Covid-19 vaccination downloadable link and download the file from your healthcare provider onto your iPhone.

    Step 2:

    Once downloaded, the Health app would automatically open and show you a tab reading “Add to Wallet & Health.”

    Step 3:

    Tap on that and your records will be securely stored in Apple Wallet and Apple Health.

    Step 4:

    If you don't see the Add to Wallet option then tap on Browse and enter Immunisations.

    Step 5:

    Next, click on Immunisation record type, then select the verifiable vaccination record that has a checkmark and add the certificate to Wallet.

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    First Published Date: 01 Feb, 07:01 AM IST
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