iOS 13 and macOS Catalina May Let You Sign In to iCloud.com Using Face ID or Touch ID

iOS 13 and macOS Catalina May Let You Sign In to iCloud.com Using Face ID or Touch ID

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Apple is testing the ability to sign in to iCloud.com using Face ID or Touch ID in the latest betas of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, reports 9to5Mac.

When you visit iCloud in Safari on a device running the iOS, iPadOS, or macOS betas, you’ll see a new pop-up asking if you’d like to sign-in using your Apple ID with biometrics. On a Face ID-equipped device, this means signing in with Face ID, while other devices, including Touch Bar-capable MacBook Pros, use Touch ID. The above screenshots show the Face ID sign-in process on an iPhone XS Max running the developer beta of iOS 13.

To try out the new sign in process you'll need to visit beta.icloud.com on a device running one of the current betas.

Last month, Apple announced a new 'Sign In with Apple' feature that will launch with iOS 13. The feature allows users to authenticate with apps and websites using their Apple ID. Apple will protect users’ privacy by providing developers with a unique random ID. Even in cases where developers choose to ask for a name and email address, users have the option to keep their email address private and share a unique random email address instead.

Sign In with Apple makes it easy for users to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID and has two-factor authentication built in for an added layer of security. Apple does not use Sign In with Apple to profile users or their activity in apps.

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iOS 13 and macOS Catalina May Let You Sign In to iCloud.com Using Face ID or Touch ID

Rosshee - July 7, 2019 at 10:14pm
This will be awesome!
NoGoodNick - July 8, 2019 at 2:32pm
It will be awesome, if it works. Early reports include multiple security warnings concerning improperly secured access (ie it’s open to hacking). It’s easy to roll out new security features, but it’s difficult actually making them secure.
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