In Spain it is no longer necessary to buy a physical reader for the DNIe due 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 use the electronic ID safely and effectively without the need for an additional device.
The app is freely available free in the application stores of mobile devices, which facilitates its access for the majority of citizens. In addition, it eliminates the need to carry a physical reader with you, which is more comfortable and practical for anyone.
The DNIeRemote application uses NFC technology to transform a mobile device into a reader of the electronic DNI connected to a computer. This allows access to electronic administration services that require authentication with a digital certificate, as well as digital signatures on documents through the corresponding applications.
NFC technology has been incorporated into the latest mobile devices, eliminating the need for external readers, controllers, and more. This simplifies online connection and citizen authentication. On the other hand, the DNIe has a dual interface chip that allows its use both through physical contacts and in contactless mode.
We can download the program from the official websitealthough it must be taken into account that it is only valid for computers windows and linux. In addition, this application works in conjunction with the Android application called “DNIe reader for PC, using the mobile”; so we will have to download both for the reading to be effective.
Download the app
DNIeSmartConnect is an application for operating systems Android which is available on Google Play. This application has been 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 different ways. The first option is to click on the application icon in the main menu of your mobile device. The second option is to add a DNIeSmartConnect widget to the desktop of their device, allowing them quicker and more direct access.
This widget offers an additional advantage by providing direct access to link the electronic DNI (DNIe) with the mobile device, either through a Wi-Fi connection or via USB cable. This allows users to use their eID safely and conveniently from their mobile device, without the need for additional accessories.
By selecting the Wi-Fi pairing option, the app will search for and display the devices available on the network to which the DNIe can be connected. Once the desired device is selected, the application will establish the necessary connection for the use of the electronic ID on the mobile device. Some users comment that there may be problems with the connection, so the next method is usually more effective.
If the option of wired link USB, 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 corresponding connection to allow use on the mobile device.