How do I add my vaccination certificate to my wallet on my iPhone?

Brendan Burgess

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So I got my vaccination certificate by email.

I presume anyone who scans it will just look at the QR code and won't want to see the email?

I have taken a screenshot so now it's in my photos.

But it would be much easier if it were in my wallet.

I can't remember how to get stuff into my wallet.

Brendan
 

Brendan Burgess

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Answer updated 20th July

No it cannot be added to the wallet without downloading specialist software

Workarounds
1) If you have the Covid Tracker App, it is on the front page of this so is just as easy to access as if it were in the wallet
2) If you don't want to download the App, you can photograph it and add it to a note on your phone
 
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Purple

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So I got my vaccination certificate by email.

I presume anyone who scans it will just look at the QR code and won't want to see the email?

I have taken a screenshot so now it's in my photos.

But it would be much easier if it were in my wallet.

I can't remember how to get stuff into my wallet.

Brendan
You just print it, fold it up, and put it in your wallet :D
 

Brendan Burgess

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You just print it, fold it up, and put it in your wallet :D

But will it not be like the airport where you have all these people with crumpled boarding cards which the scanner can't read?

Is the phone not a much more reliable "copy" of it?

I will do both.

Brendan
 

Purple

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But will it not be like the airport where you have all these people with crumpled boarding cards which the scanner can't read?

Is the phone not a much more reliable "copy" of it?

I will do both.

Brendan
I was being flippant. I'd do both. I'll probably print small enough to not fold and laminate it.
 

Bluefin

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Scan your code with the app you downloaded (I had to for Huawei phone) and your code will be stored in the history tab on the app. Listening to the minister on radio 1, there's no scanning of the code required to enter the pub....anyone could share and create a QR code with this app.
 

ClubMan

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Can you add it to your Apple wallet from your email by following the instructions here?

 

Brendan Burgess

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Thanks Clubman

I had found that, but it does not answer my question.

It appears that to add something to the wallet, it has to be a feature of the app itself.

So, when I book a Ryanair flight, the Ryanair website allows me to add it to my wallet.

Brendan
 

ClubMan

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My COVID-19 contact tracing app updated yesterday with the option to scan in and store one's vaccination cert in the app. There's no option to import the PDF cert received by email so I guess you have to display it on another screen or print it out and scan it from there using the phone/tablet...
 

horusd

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Excellent. Just did mine. Whoever's doing the technical work on the COVID vax roll-out, the passport roll-out and the HSE app, take a bow.
 

ClubMan

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OK, I have added it to the Tracker App.

But is it possible to add it to the Wallet?

Brendan
I already explained above that it's not unless you get it into the required pkpass format!

Edit: well I had explained it but it seems that my post has since disappeared... :rolleyes: Basically Apple wallet only lets you add content that is in "pkpass" format so unless you find a way to convert your vaccination cert PDF into pkpass format you won't be able to import it into your wallet. There are online file to pkpass converters available but I have no idea if they work or are safe.
 
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Baileyfox

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On Android phones, download the free app Greenpass. For iPhones, go to the free web app Covid19passbook.netlify.app on your phone’s Safari browser. This will do the same thing as the Greenpass app, with the added utility of letting you ‘import’ the QR code from a photo on the same phone (just screenshot the QR code from the email on your phone).
 
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