FL Smart ID: Thales 4+

powered by Thales

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

    • 1.7 • 540 Ratings
    • Free



Florida Smart ID by Thales is an official app-based version of your Florida driver license, and a secure, convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age.

After downloading and activating, users can launch Florida Smart ID on their smartphone or other smart device, select the type of verification needed, and present it for scanning by a business or law enforcement. Your smart device does not leave your hand when being verified, making Florida Smart ID a contact-free and convenient way to display proof of identity or age.

Although Florida Smart ID by Thales is an official credential offered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, it does not replace your Florida driver license. Florida law requires carrying the physical driver license when operating a motor vehicle.

Device and Identification Requirements

• iPhone 6+ Bluetooth v4.2+

• Near Field Communication

• Internet Connectivity for Updates

• Driver License or Identification Card must be valid, Real ID compliant

How to Activate

Enroll in Florida Smart ID within the app OR through your MyDMV Portal account.
In-app enrollment will require you to take a photo of your driver license or ID card and a photo of yourself to verify your identity via facial recognition technology.

If you’d prefer, you can use you MyDMV Portal account to enroll and activate. (You will receive an email with an activation code.)

Complete the setup of your Florida Smart ID by creating a six-digit PIN using the randomized keypad for additional security.

Powered by Thales, a leader in digital identity and security worldwide, Florida Smart ID is a convenient and secure digital companion to your current Florida driver license. Similar to your physical Florida driver license or ID, your Florida Smart ID can be used whenever you need to confirm your driving privilege, your identity or proof of your age. 
This includes:

• Proving your identity and driving privileges during a traffic stop with Law Enforcement.

• Proving your age to a retailer when purchasing age-restricted items like alcohol or tobacco, or when entering age-restricted venues like bars or casinos.

Florida Smart ID by Thales uses strong security standards along with digital verification processes to ensure your personal information is always kept safe. This advanced technology offers much better protection against counterfeiting or fraud than a simple digital image of your Florida driver license.


Because your smartphone is always with you, so is your Florida Smart ID. No more shuffling through your wallet to find your license. No more handing your license to someone else. When you use your Florida Smart ID, your smartphone or smart device stays in your hands. You’re always in control.


With Florida Smart ID by Thales, your personal data remains private. Only the information necessary for each situation is shared. For instance, if you are purchasing alcohol or entering a bar, Florida Smart ID only shares your photo and confirmation that you meet the age requirement. Unlike when using your physical ID, other personal information, such as your name, date of birth or address, are kept private and are not shown to the person checking your Florida Smart ID.

More information is at flhsmv.gov/FloridaSmartID.

What’s New

Version 3.5.0

license update

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
540 Ratings

540 Ratings

jessifortune ,

I haven’t seen an app this ugly in years

I agree with the other reviews. It needs to work with Wallet like ApplePay. The UI is also horrible. Text is all over the screen and isn’t even centered properly.

Aside from the obvious, my other suggestion would probably require a change in legislation, but it would be super useful. I’m tired of waiting for an employee to walk over and check my ID when I’m buying alcohol at the self checkout. If we could use our ID with the Wallet app and have the FaceID that all of our phones have verify that the ID is actually ours, we could eliminate the need for an employee to come check it. Then we could just tap our phone on the card reader like we would with ApplePay and have FaceID verify that it’s us.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. While the Florida Smart ID apps are still undergoing testing, we also look forward to some of these new uses such as verifying ID at a self checkout.

FlaLawDog ,

I’m lucky or it’s not as bad as people say

Well I didn’t have any problems getting the app or setting it up on my iPhone 13 max. I started out going through the Florida DHSMV mobile website and it seamlessly sent all the information I needed so all I had to do was download the app from the App Store and enter a verification numberI received from the DHSMV website. I didn’t have to bother with taking my photograph or entering verification information. (A link to the program in the App Store from the DHSMV website would’ve been nice.)

I would’ve given it the fifth star except: (1) There were several cautions on the DHSMV website that you still have to carry your physical drivers license so I’m not 100% sure what the benefit of this app is going to really be, but hopefully at some point the app will be accepted as your requirement to be in possession of your DL. And (2), I couldn’t find a “log off” or “sign out” button. Yes, you can just swipe up on the app, but I like the confirmation of seeing the app close itself. It’s a very clever app and being a gadget-guy I’m glad I downloaded it; thanks fot making it. Now we’ll see if I ever really have an occasion to use it. :-)

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your Florida Smart ID app experience. We appreciate it, and look forward to expanding into a variety of uses once it is fully released.

Maxwellp101 ,

It’s ok… needs apple wallet!!!

I think my first question when it comes to digital ID’s is will this make getting a license more accessible. While using this system and seeing how the enrollment process works I definitely could see the potential because not everyone has the time to go get their license renewed and digitizing them can alleviate costs especially in low income communities because this digital ID system is free and we are all human and some times we forget our ID and only have our phone. But honestly I think this app/system needs to integrate with apple wallets new digital ID system in IOS 15 which also can be accepted at TSA. Apple wallet digital ID I think is the future when it comes to digital ID’s because it can be accepted across state borders this app only works within the state of Florida. It is not a unified system across the country. I think with feedback they will integrate with apple wallet and use this app/system as a companion app. But I think the ultimate goal with digital ID’s should be to help alleviate costs to Floridians and modernize our infrastructure because in low income communities going to the DMV is often a barrier.

App Privacy

The developer, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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