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On an Android, take photos and mark them as favorites in your photo gallery. This will make it easier to find your documents, wherever you are.
Pro tip: I also recommend that you save your ID documents as PDF files and save a copy to your iOS books, Android e-book app or even send it to your Kindle. This way you can access it offline. Also send a copy to your travel partner if you feel safe.
2. Get your digital driver’s license
The images are great, but what about a real digital driver’s license? You can use a digital driver’s license for any transaction or situation where ID is required. Think of it as a supplement to your physical ID, as various jurisdictions determine how to enforce its use.
A digital license can be updated quickly with new information, such as a change of address. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can remotely erase the digital ID before getting a new one.
What’s the catch? Currently, digital licenses are only available in certain states including Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
Obtaining a digital version of your license varies from state to state. For example, Arizona launched its version in March in partnership with the identity management company IDEMIA and its “Mobile ID” platform. This company also provides digital driver’s licenses to residents of Oklahoma and Delaware. All you have to do is download the state specific app on iOS or Android to get started.