In Spain it is no longer necessary to buy a physical reader for the DNIe thanks to the availability of a mobile application developed by the Ministry of the Interior, the National Police and the National Currency and Stamp Factory. This application allows you to securely and efficiently use electronic ID without the need for additional equipment.
The app is free for mobile devices, which makes it easier to access for more citizens. In addition, it eliminates the need to carry a physical reader with you, which is more convenient and practical for everyone.
The DNIeRemota application uses NFC technology to connect a mobile device to an electronic ID reader connected to a computer. This allows access to electronic administration services that require authentication with a digital certificate, as well as making digital signatures on documents through the corresponding applications.
NFC technology has been incorporated into modern mobile devices, eliminating the need for external readers, controllers and more. This will simplify the connection and authentication of citizens. On the other hand, DNIe has a double-layered device that allows its use both through physical contact and in contact mode.
We can download the program from the official website, although we must remember that it is only valid for Windows and Linux computers. In addition, this application works in conjunction with the Android application “DNIe reader for PC using mobile”; we shall have it so that both readings are effective.
Download the app
DNIeSmartConnect application for Android operating systems available on Google Play. This application was developed by CNP-FNMT, a recognized developer in the field of electronic identification technology.
Once the app is downloaded and installed, users can launch it in two ways. The first option is to click on the application icon in the list of your mobile device. The second option is to add DNIeSmartConnect content to the desktop of your device, which will allow faster and more direct access.
This content provides an additional advantage, providing direct access to the DNI email (DNIe) with a mobile device, either via a Wi-Fi connection or via a USB cable. This allows users to use eID securely and conveniently from a mobile device, without the need for additional accessories.
By selecting the WiFi connection option, the application will search for and display devices available on the network to which DNIe can connect. Once the desired device is selected, the application will establish the necessary connection to use the electronic ID on the mobile device. Some users have commented that there may be problems with the connection, so the next method is usually more effective.
If the option to connect by USB cable is selected, users must connect their DNIe to the mobile device using a compatible USB cable. The application will automatically detect the connected DNIe and establish the appropriate connection to allow use on the mobile device.