DO Steps 1-3 before you leave
Step 1: Download the app to your smartphone
Grab the app off of the App Store or Google Play. This is also going to require you having your phone charged by the time you arrive at your home airport, so don’t let the battery die listening to music for 10 hours!
Enter your profile information as it appears on your valid, official passport. You can set up profiles for your entire family. Your information will be encrypted and shared only with CBP.
Answer CBP’s four brief questions about your trip, and carefully review all of your information for the trip.
Steps 4-5 on return trip home only after landing in United States, because its only good for 4 hours: ONLY AFTER YOU LAND IN connecting airport, you’ll have to connect to your cellular network or wi-fi and submit your data to CBP.
Within a few seconds, you will receive a receipt with an encrypted barcode. Your receipt will be valid for 4 hours.
Follow the MOBILE PASSPORT CONTROL signs and skip the lines! Show your passport to the CBP officer and scan the barcode on the CBP receipt. Wave goodbye to all the people giving you the side eye in the normal lines.
Recently my friend downloaded the app and whizzed past me at the global entry kiosk.