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How to use your mobile as an electronic DNI reader (DNI 3.0): forget about the USB reader

Doing procedures related to public administrations is a lot more comfortable and simple since the launch of the electronic DNI in 2006. Thanks to the chip that incorporates the card, which you can request at any DNI issuing office, you can identify yourself at the electronic headquarters of public bodies using your personal PIN.

Everything improved in 2015 with the arrival of DNI 3.0, a document that you can read directly from your mobile, no need for USB reader. The process can be somewhat cumbersome, so we are going to explain how you can use your mobile as a DNI 3.0 reader.

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Differences between electronic DNI and DNI 3.0

Before getting fully into the process, let’s talk about the key differences between the previous electronic DNI and the current DNI 3.0, with which You will already count if you have renewed the document from 2015 onwards. As explained on the website of the National Police Corps, technological changes in society require constant updating of the DNI.

And yes, some modifications were necessary to facilitate the use of the system, in addition to improving its security. Thus came the DNI 3.0, which incorporates a chip with a dual interface that allows it to be used not only through hardware, but also also wirelessly with NFC technology, which you should demand yes or yes on your smartphone.

How to use your mobile as an electronic DNI reader (DNI 3.0): forget about the USB reader

In this way, the user avoids having to have a hardware device, such as a USB reader, as well as downloading certificates or installing drivers on their computer. In short, using the DNI 3.0 is much more comfortable, since You only need your ID, your mobile and your computer.

How to read your electronic DNI (DNI 3.0) with your mobile

To use your mobile as a DNI 3.0 reader, the first thing you should do is confirm that it has NFC technology. After that step, you must download the app on the phone “DNIe reader for PC, using the mobile” and on the computer the program DNIeRemote. Below you have the download links for both.

Once the necessary tools have been downloaded and installed on both the mobile and the computer, you must activate NFC technology from Settings> Connections> NFC and payment. Then, open the app on the mobile and select the option Connect with WIFI, and open the program on the computer and choose the option WIFI in the pairing mode.

To start the connection between both devices, you must capture the QR code with the mobile camera displayed on the PC screen. In addition, you must enter the 6 digits that make up the CAN of your DNI, that is, the numbers that appear in the lower right corner.

After finishing that step, you should bring the ID closer to the back of the mobile phone for it to read the NFC chip. With a slight vibration, the terminal will notify you that the reading has been correct. Finally, to finish the link, you must enter the PIN number of your electronic DNI, a code that only you should know.

Read DNI 3.0 with the mobile

By definitively linking the DNI 3.0, your mobile will become the reader of the same, so you can do without the old USB reader. On the next occasions you want to use it, it will be enough to bring the identity document to the terminal for this to identify it.

Besides, also we recommend using the app widget “DNI reader for PC, using the mobile” by placing it on the home screen of the phone, as it will allow you to access its functions more quickly, thus saving time when identifying yourself while carrying out public administration procedures .

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