How to get the corona vaccination certificate on the Apple Watch

If you get vaccinated against Covid-19, you will get a vaccination certificate. You can either get it as a printout in the vaccination center, in the doctor's office or in the pharmacy. Perhaps it will also be sent to you as a PDF file. Ultimately, however, you have a QR code that certifies the vaccinations and your vaccination protection. If you do not always want to have the printed document and the iPhone with you for the corresponding proof, you can transfer the corona vaccination certificate to the Apple Watch, even to the Apple Wallet. You can read here how to do this and what alternatives there are.

If you get vaccinated against Covid-19, you will receive a vaccination certificate with a QR code. You can find out here how to get the corona vaccination certificate on the Apple Watch and in the wallet.

If you get vaccinated against Covid-19, you will receive a vaccination certificate with a QR code. You can find out here how to get the corona vaccination certificate on the Apple Watch and in the wallet.

Transfer the corona vaccination pass to the Apple Wallet with CovidPass

CovidPass is an open source application hosted within the EU by Marvin Sextro. However, you don't have to download anything to use it, you can carry out the individual steps for adding the corona vaccination certificate to the Apple Wallet directly in the web browser. To use a PDF or a scanned document, the Mac is recommended. If you want to take a picture of the document or read out the QR code, the fastest way is on the iPhone. Do you have https://covidpass.marvinsextro.de called, then you just follow these three steps:

  1. Scan the corona vaccination pass with the camera or add a file
  2. Choose a background color (green is certainly best and clearest here)
  3. Add the corona vaccination card to the wallet and use it on the iPhone and watch
If you want to feed your Covid vaccination certificate into the Apple Wallet, you can do this, for example. B. on the iPhone by scanning your vaccination certificate.

If you want to feed your Covid vaccination certificate into the Apple Wallet, you can do this, for example. B. on the iPhone by scanning your vaccination certificate.

Show the corona vaccination certificate with the Apple Watch

To call up the corona vaccination certificate on the Apple Smartwatch, open the Wallet App and scroll to the corresponding entry. Call up the wallet app on the Apple Watch, this should work by pressing the lower button (right) twice, if you have not assigned another function to it. Does the whole thing work for you? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic :)

What about data protection at CovidPass?

In fact, there were a few privacy concerns about the first version of CovidPass. However, these have been cleared for some time now. In one mobiFlip contribution A corresponding adjustment was made from June 2021 under the heading "CovidPass and data protection". Accordingly, the collected data is no longer transmitted to the server. Only a hash representation is now used for the signature. Furthermore, it is already shown on the website that the data is processed locally in the web browser. The whole thing is open source and you can check out the source code on GitHub look at.

Alternatives to get the corona vaccination certificate on the Apple Watch

Comes with the same name as the aforementioned example https://covidpass.eu/de around the corner. The principle of use is the same: A QR code is required, which is processed locally in the web browser after it has been fed into the system. Only a cryptographic hash is sent to the server to create the signature required for the wallet. The COVID Pass web app with the .eu extension is also open source. If you want to take a look over the shoulder of developer Philipp Trenz, the path leads you to GitHub again - Right this way.

In addition to CovidPass, there is also COVID Pass - not only the name, but also the procedure for implementing the Corona vaccination pass in the Apple Wallet is very similar.

In addition to CovidPass, there is also COVID Pass - not only the name, but also the procedure for implementing the Corona vaccination pass in the Apple Wallet is very similar.

If you want to use your Covid-19 vaccination certificate on the Apple Watch completely without a web application, without QR code or hash values ​​and server, then you can do that too. Simply take a photo of the document and transfer it from the iPhone to the watch. Using the watch app on the iPhone, you can even set up the photo or the QR code required for the scan as a clock face. To be on the safe side, you can keep the photo on your iPhone and mark it as a favorite or move it to a special folder so that you can find it again quickly. Here is a suitable guide: iPhone Photos - Folders, Albums, and How to Edit Them.

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8 comments

  1. Michael Bach says:

    That's chic, it worked best when I showed the CovidPass QR code to the "CovidPass" webcam ... Thank you!

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Thanks for the tip with the detour. Unfortunately, the CovidPass website does not want to take the HEIC files from the photo library. : D

  2. Uwe says:

    I already have the vaccination certificate in the CovPass app. I fail at "3. Add the corona vaccination card to the wallet and use it on the iPhone and watch". On the iPhone, I can only add payment cards or public transport cards to Wallet.
    How and where can I add an already scanned vaccination record wallet. Taking another photo doesn't make sense.

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Hello Uwe! I didn't use either, but try it like Michael: Scan the CovPass QR code in the CovidPass. That seems to be working.

      • Uwe says:

        Oh, now I really understand it. Either via the Mac or the iPhone via the CovidPass website. Then scan the QR code in CovPass.

        Okay, but I don't want that, the proof in the iPhone is enough for me.
        Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  3. Stephan says:

    Hello, Jens !

    Thanks a lot for the tips! Your book description made my decision to buy one of the many macOS books a lot easier.
    I am very satisfied with Kai Surendorf. It is actually nothing for complete beginners. Unfortunately I cannot vote on Google. I don't really like Google ...
    Maybe voting this way is enough for you ?!

    Really friendly and structured information for Apple users who like to deal with the topic of apples.

    Danke Schön

    Stephan

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