To make it as easy as possible for you to use the eID function and AusweisApp2, we have prepared some videotutorials for you here.

Woman sitting in front of her laptop with AusweisApp2 open on smartphone

Source: Governikus GmbH & Co. KG

The eID function enables you to identify yourself unambiguously on the Internet. Whether you are using government services, opening a customer account, or submitting your BAföG application - with the eID function, you can do everything easily, quickly, and securely from home. Our video tutorials tell you everything you need to know to use it successfully.

Video: Using the eID Function - an Example

Video: Setup and Functions of AusweisApp2

How to read out your ID Card

To successfully use the eID function with AusweisApp2, you will need: 

  1. Your identity card, residence permit or eID card and the corresponding PIN. 
  2. The installed AusweisApp2
  3. An NFC-enabled smartphone or USB card reader

You can also find more information on the requirements and use of the eID function here.

The following video shows you how to use AusweisApp2 with your smartphone as a card reader.

Video: Using your Smartphone as a Card Reader

How to use AusweisApp2 with a USB card reader is shown in the following video.

Video: Requirements for using the eID Function

Tips for using the eID Function on your Smartphone

Of course, you can also use AusweisApp2 on your smartphone only. The following videos provide helpful tips and tricks - for Android devices and iPhones.

Video: Identify Online - Simple & Mobile

Video: Using the eID Function with NFC on a Mobile Device (Android)

Video: Using the eID Function with NFC on a Mobile Device (iOS)

Briefly Explained: (Transport) PIN, CAN and PUK

What are transport PIN, PIN, CAN and PUK? When and what are they used for? The following video offers an explanation.

Video: PIN, CAN, PUK and Blocking Code