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Central Mobile ID

Your Central ID. Now on your phone.

The Central ID card has gone mobile! You can now use your Central Mobile ID across campus for things such as door access, meal plans, Flex Dollars, library materials, athletic events, recreation (SAC and residential fitness centers); all the same access your Central ID card had.

If you chose to provision your Central Mobile ID, your physical ID card will be permanently disabled.

IMPORTANT:  First install the Transact eAccounts app on your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone and submit your photo following the photo requirements. Allow up to 48 hours for photo approval. Once your photo has been approved, you will receive a notification. You can then continue to provision your Central Mobile ID.

Once your Central Mobile ID has been provisioned, please allow up to 30 minutes for door access be activated.

Please reference the FAQ Central Mobile ID Instructions document.

Setting up Mobile ID on iPhone or Apple Watch 

1. Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile app from the App Store to your phone. 

2. Open Transact eAccounts. Click through the startup screens and tap Get Started

3. Search for Central Michigan University and click through to the Central Mobile ID login screen

4. Enter your CMU global ID and password to authenticate your device. If you have not set up your CMU global ID and password, please click this link to set up your CMU global ID and password

5. Once you have successfully authenticated in eAccounts, click the Add to Apple Wallet button to add your Central Mobile ID to Apple Wallet. You can add your student ID to one iPhone and one Apple Watch. 

Click iPhone and continue through the prompts (Next, Agree to Terms & Conditions). 

  • When the process is complete, the app will send a notification to verify your Central Mobile ID has been added to Wallet. 
  • Tap Done in the upper right corner to return to the Home screen of the app. 
  • You can now add your Apple Watch using the same process. 

Adding your Mobile ID to Apple Wallet on a second device

1. Repeat steps 1-5 to login to the Transact eAccounts Mobile App

2. Ensure your second device is signed into the same iCloud account as the first device. 

3. From the Campus ID screen in Transact eAccounts, tap the in the upper right corner of your Transact Mobile Credential display. 

4. Tap Add or Remove Campus ID from Wallet. 

5. Choose your second device to add your Transact Mobile Credential. 

6. On the Add Card to Wallet screen, tap Next in the upper right corner. 

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your card. 

Using Mobile ID on Your iPhone

Your iPhone or Apple Watch must be turned on, but it does not have to be connected to a network. For iPhones 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and later, Express Mode allows you to use your Central Mobile ID without unlocking the device with a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID. Just tap your device against the reader to recognize your Central Mobile ID On iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Express Mode with power reserve is available for up to five hours after the device’s battery needs to be charged. 

  • To display your Central Mobile ID, open Apple Wallet and select your Central ID from your saved cards. 
  • To add funds to your accounts in the Transact eAccounts app, first save a payment method at the Transact eAccounts website at it.cmich.edu/transactaccount for Transact eAccounts. 
  • Make a deposit via your desktop or mobile browser. 
  • After completing the deposit, there will be an option to save your credit card information. 
  • Once you have added the card information on the Transact eAccounts website, that card will be available in the Transact eAccounts app for future deposits. If you have already used Transact eAccounts to access your Central Mobile ID, you will need to sign out and back in to update the saved payment information. 

Setting up Mobile ID on Android

1. Enable NFC on your phone in your Settings menu. NFC settings can be found in different areas of the Settings menu, depending on your device. A common location is Connected Devices>Connection Settings. (If not found there, use the Search option on the top right to double-check.) 

2. Toggle the NFC setting to On. 

3. Open Google Pay and make sure it is enabled as the default payment application. If the app prompts you to add a credit card, you can bypass that screen and return to the Google Pay home screen. 

4. Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile app from the Google Play Store to your phone. 

5. Open Transact eAccounts, click through the startup screens and tap Get Started

6. Search for Central Michigan University and click through to the Central Mobile ID login screen

7. Enter your CMU global Id and password to authenticate your device. If you have not set up your CMU global ID and password, please click this link to set up your CMU global ID and password

8. Once you have successfully authenticated in eAccounts, click the Add to Google Pay button to add your Central Mobile ID to Google Pay.

  • Continue through the prompts (Next, Accept the Central Michigan University Terms & Conditions). 
  • Next, Accept the Google Pay Terms of Service. 
  • The next screen will confirm that the ID has been added to Google Pay. 

Using Mobile ID on Android

  • You do not need to unlock your phone, but the screen must be awake to use your Central ID. Tap the power button to wake the screen and tap your phone against the reader. Note that the antenna location may vary by device, although it is often in the middle of the phone. As a result, you may have to adjust the orientation of your phone against the reader to have your mobile credential recognized. 
  • To display your Central ID, open the Transact eAccounts app and select the View in Google Pay icon. 
  • To add funds to your accounts in the Transact eAccounts app, first save a payment method at the Transact eAccounts website: it.cmich.edu/transactaccount. 
  • Make a deposit via your desktop or mobile browser. 
  • After completing the deposit, there will be an option to save your credit card information. 
  • Once you have added the card information on the Transact eAccounts website, that card will be available in the Transact eAccounts app for future deposits. If you have already used Transact eAccounts to access your Central Mobile ID, you will need to sign out and back in to update the saved payment information. 

Contact information for the CentralCard Office is also available from the Central ID menu in Google Pay. 

Terms of Service Agreement

By enabling your Central Mobile ID and adding it to Apple wallet or Google Pay, you have agreed to accept all current and future Central Michigan University campus policies relative to Central Michigan University's Central Mobile ID.  Adding our Central Mobile ID to Apple Wallet or Google Pay allows the use of your mobile device in place of your Central ID card at all of Central Michigan University's current ID readers such as for Flex Dollars, meal plan, door access, events, SAC, and more.  Any misuse, including sharing your mobile credential with another individual, is in strict violation of Central Michigan University policy and will result in disciplinary action.

For any other questions, please contact the CentralCard Office by visiting the Bovee University Center, room 209, or by calling 989-774-3484.