Open doors with your phone through secure, encrypted technology
Mobile Key — the expanded functionality of Stanford Mobile ID — allows you to use your phone as a digital key card to open doors across campus using secure, encrypted technology. Once Mobile Key is enabled, you’ll see the Mobile Key “Open” button displayed on your Stanford Mobile ID.
In addition to door access, Stanford community members can use their Mobile Key in place of their physical Stanford ID cards to access library resources, retrieve print jobs at Cardinal Print stations, and pay for food with meal plan or Cardinal dollars. Access to student residences will remain only through the physical Stanford ID card. Access to Stanford Medicine facilities (School of Medicine, Clark Center, and hospitals) do not support Mobile Key and require a physical hospital ID card.
Choose how you want Mobile Key to interact with card readers to unlock doors. These methods include:
Note: Card readers and their programming may vary depending on the building.
Mobile Key is equivalent to a physical key card. If your phone is lost or stolen, you must report it to the ID Card Office immediately so that your Mobile Key can be disabled remotely.
To ensure optimal Mobile Key operation, configure your device with the following settings:
|Bluetooth||Enabled for device and permission for app|
|NFC (Android)||Enabled for device and permission for app|
|GPS||Enabled for device and permission for app|
|Mobile Data Services||Enabled for device|
|Background App Refresh (iOS) / Run in background (Android)||Enabled for app|
|Battery Optimization (Android)||Disabled for app|