How To Add COVID Pass To Wallet On iPhone In iOS 15

COVID Vaccination Card on iPhone

COVID Vaccination Card on iPhone

Are you trying to add COVID Pass to Wallet on iPhone but it’s not working? First, you should know that this feature is only available in iOS 15.1 and later. So, make sure that your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch runs the appropriate software version!

How To Add COVID Pass To Wallet

  • The easiest way to add your COVID-19 vaccination card to your iPhone is with the help of the Camera app.
  • If your certificate comes with a QR code, simply open the stock Camera app and bring the code into the viewfinder.
  • iOS 15 has to recognize the code and a Health or Wallet app popup should display on the screen. Tap it!
  • Fact: In some cases you have to add your COVID-19 health records to the Health app and from there you get the option to add the vaccination card to your Wallet app!

COVID Pass To Wallet Not Working?

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If you scan your COVID vaccine QR code and get the ‘No usable data found’ message, it means that iOS 15 isn’t able to recognize your vaccination record and you have to use a third-party application!

1. In The United States

covid vaccination added to wallet
If you don’t have your vaccination credentials check There you can grab your Smart Health Card. A list with the organizations that participate is available for every US State.

Even if your state isn’t supported, if your hospital uses MyChart, you will be able to pull your vaccination record and add it to your Wallet.

2. In The European Union

If you live in the EU, the option to add the COVID-19 vaccine card to the Wallet app has to go through a third-party too.

Although all European Union countries provide a QR code as vaccination proof, the iPhone Camera app and QR Code scanner app aren’t able yet to recognize the document and provide a direct link for Health or Wallet app.

There are a few third-party websites that act as a bridge. We’ve checked them out and they seem safe to use (in terms of data security). However, do your own due diligence before using them:

    How To add COVID Pass To Wallet Using Third-Party Site

    how to add covid pass to iphone

  • (Advertises as Local Processing, Non Profit and Open Source)
  • -> Tap Next after loading the link shared above
    -> tick the Privacy Policy checkbox
    -> tap Scan QR-Code
    -> Allow Camera access
    -> bring QR-code in the viewfinder
    -> tap Add to Apple Wallet
    -> tap Add to confirm.

    Tip: Open Wallet app and review your certificate!

    How To add COVID-19 Vaccine To Wallet With Third-Party Site

    how to add covid pass to wallet

  • (Advertises as ‘Created on your device’, ‘Open source and transparent’, ‘Hosted in the EU’)
  • -> Tap Start Camera or Select File from Files or Photos
    -> Pick a Color for the background of your pass
    -> Accept Privacy Policy
    -> Add to Wallet
    -> tap Add (top-right corner) to confirm.

    Fact: Open Wallet and review your certificate!

Have you managed to add your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Wallet app? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Use the comments section to share your thoughts.

Related: For more new features coming in iOS 15.1 please read our extended review.