Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Apple is introducing passkey support for iPhones, iPads, and Macs to make login easier.

In the upcoming iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma releases, users can log in to apps and online tools linked to their Apple ID without traditional passwords.

This feature is especially helpful when signing in on non-Apple devices, using the security and convenience of Face ID or Touch ID.

Login Experience

Apple's passkeys eliminate the hassle of remembering passwords.

Users can conveniently use Face ID or Touch ID on their Apple devices to log in to apps and online tools associated with their Apple ID, making the process efficient and user-friendly.

Device Sign-Ins

Passkeys offer a notable benefit by simplifying the sign-in process on non-Apple devices.

Previously, users signing in with their Apple ID on devices like Windows PCs had to go through the hassle of verifying the login request with a code.

However, with passkey support, users can now seamlessly sign in with their Apple ID without the need for verification codes.

This feature greatly enhances the user experience for Apple device owners when using apps and services on different platforms.

Availability

Passkeys for Apple ID are currently in beta versions of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma.

Apple intends to make this feature available to all supported devices when the official releases of these operating systems launch later this year.

Users can anticipate a more convenient and secure login process with passkey support once the stable versions become accessible.

Apple's implementation of passkeys aligns with the emerging trend of password-less authentication.

The passkey standards are governed by the FIDO Alliance, a consortium consisting of influential companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

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