Do Apple wallet screenshots work?

Answered by Robert Flynn

Apple Wallet screenshots do work in most cases. I have personally used this method multiple times and have never encountered any issues. When you take a screenshot of a ticket or pass in your Apple Wallet, it captures all the necessary information, including the barcode or QR code.

The screenshot of the barcode can be easily shared with a friend or family member by sending it through a messaging app or email. They can then use the screenshot to present the ticket or pass at the venue or event.

In my experience, the screenshots of Apple Wallet tickets have been accepted without any problems. The barcode on the screenshot is usually scanned or manually entered by the staff, and it works just like presenting the original digital ticket.

It’s important to note that this method may not be officially supported or recommended by all venues or event organizers. Some may have specific requirements or restrictions, so it’s always a good idea to check with the event organizers or venue beforehand if you are unsure.

In some cases, the event organizers may explicitly state that screenshots of tickets are not allowed. In such situations, it’s best to follow their instructions and not rely on screenshots.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that the success of using screenshots may depend on the scanning technology being used by the venue or event staff. While most modern scanners can read barcodes from screenshots without any issues, there might be some older or less advanced systems that struggle with this method.

To summarize, based on my personal experience, taking a screenshot of an Apple Wallet ticket or pass and sharing it with someone else has worked without any problems. However, it’s always a good idea to check with the event organizers or venue to ensure that screenshots are accepted and will be valid for entry.