In March of 2021 Delaware launched their own mobile Driver’s License (mDL) app, Delaware Mobile ID, with the pilot having been announced three years prior. This new app is not only beneficial for ID Scanning, it can also double as a payment method at participating locations.
As previously mentioned, this app is multi-purpose. Delaware Mobile ID allows you the freedom to leave the house without your wallet. But aside from the physical security features of not carrying a wallet around, the new mobile ID also offers digital security features. When asked to present your ID, you have the option to allow the person asking to see and scan your full ID, or you can select the “Generate Privacy Code” option which displays a barcode view only. This option allows you to show only the information you feel comfortable with.
How Do I Get It?
Getting the app is simple, just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be set up!
- Download the app from either the App Store or Google Play store.
- Launch the app and set up your preferred permissions.
- Register your phone number.
- Scan your ID following the prompts on the screen.
- Take a selfie with your phone to ensure biometric matching of your face to the one on the ID.
- Set up app security and start using.
This new mobile ID can be extremely beneficial in everyday life and is a good alternative to carrying around a wallet all the time. However, it is important to note that while the mobile ID is accepted anywhere in Delaware just as a physical ID would be, when law enforcement requests your physical driver’s license, you are required to show it to them, so you should have a copy of your physical ID with you when possible.