Do you want to save your Covid certificate on your mobile so that you can show it even if you don’t have it on paper? Well, there are different ways to use this certificate on your smartphone: from opening the PDF directly as a file to installing it in mobile payment apps, like Google Pay or Huawei Wallet. We teach you all the ways.

What was initially proposed to facilitate travel within Europe could become the key to access to various leisure activities: the Covid Certificate has become not only a medical tool, but also a kind of safe-conduct. You should keep the same precautions whether you have it or not, but there is no doubt that the Covid Certificate can be very useful; so it is convenient to always take it with you.

It is essential to have the Covid Certificate in paper and PDF

The certificate is a document that certifies one of three medical hypotheses: that the person has been vaccinated (whether or not they have the full schedule), that a negative test has been carried out recently, or that the disease has already passed. If you meet one of these three conditions, you can easily download your Covid certificate in two different ways:

Thanks to the health application of your Autonomous Community. Install the app that suits you, register and there you will see a “Covid Certificate” section. Download it to the phone and you will have it in PDF format. By the Ministry of Health. It is an approach which requires to have a Cl @ ve or digital certificate: it is accessible via this website of the ministry. Follow the steps and after completing them you will receive a notification with the link to the PDF with the Covid certificate.

With both methods you get the same result: the Covid Certificate in PDF format. Our recommendation is that you print it out: taking it on paper is very convenient if you are going on a trip. You can group it with all your travel documents (passport, plane tickets, hotel reservations …) to be able to show it even if your phone is low on battery.

Printing the Covid Certificate is strongly recommended: transporting it on paper guarantees you can show it even if the cell phone is low on battery.

Besides taking it on paper, we also find it important to save it on the phone as a PDF. The file you download can be opened directly on your mobile without you having to do anything else. And you can add a desktop shortcut to speed up its opening:

Open Google Drive and download the Covid certificate to your drive. Once downloaded, click on the three dots of the file to display the Drive options. Choose “Add to Home Screen”. A shortcut will be created on your desktop. Move the shortcut wherever you want.

Once you have the icon on your desktop, you open the Covid Certificate PDF by simply clicking on it. So you can teach it in seconds, even without an internet connection.

The Covid certificate in Google Pay

Having the PDF on the phone, besides being printed on paper, you don’t need anything else: any other method will only work if you use the correct app and it is convenient for you to have there the Covid certificate. As with Google Pay: Since this is the default payment app on Android, having the Certificate saved to your account ensures that you can do so on any other device you sync, including watches with Wear OS.

To install the Covid certificate in Google Pay, we will use third-party services and applications. Since there is private medical data in the document, there will always be a risk that other people can access it. The software we will recommend to you is safe and private, but you should evaluate its use and whether it is right for you.

To install the certificate in Google Pay, you can do the following:

Install Pass2Pay on your phone. This is an app that converts Apple Passbook passes into a Google Pay card. Make sure you have downloaded the Covid certificate in PDF format to your phone. Open the covidpass page on your mobile. Click “Select File,” choose the certificate you saved and select the color that the card will have. Scroll down to the “I accept the privacy policy” box and check it. Click “Add to Wallet” and the website will generate the Passbook file. The process is safe and takes place in the browser. The web and the code are open source. A PKPASS file will be downloaded. Click on it and it will open in the Pass2Pay application. Fill in the missing box with “Covid Certificate”. Scroll down and click “Save to Phone”. Google Pay will open. Click “Save” and you will have it available as a card.

With the Covid certificate in Google Pay, you can view the QR code of the Android payment app. It’s a simple process that works for all devices that have Google services installed: Google Pay is the default app for mobile payments.

How to Install Covid Certificate on Huawei Phones Without Google Apps

The QR of the Covid certificate in the Huawei wallet

In most Android devices, the Covid certificate can be installed using Google Pay. But what if you have a Huawei that lacks Google apps and services? You can use your wallet and save the certificate as a card to show it right from there. However, be sure to download the PDF to your phone as well (and remember that it is recommended to print it on paper).

To install the Covid certificate in Huawei Wallet, we will use the previous steps, although adapted to the needs of the devices. Let’s see.

Install Pass2Pay on your phone from Huawei Appsore. Open the covidpass page on your mobile. Click on “Select file”, choose the Certificate in PDF and select the color of the card. Scroll down to the “I accept the privacy policy” box and check it. Click “Add to Wallet” and the website will generate the Passbook file. A PKPASS file will be downloaded. Click on it, it will open in the Pass2Pay application. Fill in the missing box with “Covid Certificate”. Scroll down and click “Save to Phone”. Pass2Pay will generate the card and open it in Huawei Wallet. Click on “Add a card”. If you are having update errors with HMS Core, remove your updates from the app options (in Huawei settings) and repeat the Pass2Pay process.

You will already have the Covid certificate added to Huawei Wallet as a coupon or loyalty card (you can select it in Pass2Pay before generating the card, in the upper right corner). To view it at any time, just select it from the phone wallet. And it will sync with your Huawei account, so you will always have it available.