How to Use Passkey iOS 16 on iPhone

Passwords are no longer an effective security mechanism. Going back to basics, passwords have a whole host of issues, such as being hard to remember, using the same password again, making passwords easy to remember, when you save your password, the credentials are stored in a database that can be easily breached, passwords are also vulnerable to phishing attacks, and so on. As you can see, passwords promise to keep your privacy private while unknowingly violating it.

Apple tried to replace passwords with a password for security reasons, a smarter and much more secure method. It’s like making private key authentication available to a much wider audience. Passkeys have made a significant contribution to internet security.

How does Apple Passkey work on iOS 16?

When you register an account for a website or app, Apple generates a unique digital key that is only valid for that site or app. This digital access code is then simply stored on your computer and not stored on any server. This eliminates the problem of password data leaks and password phishing.

Since passkeys only work for the websites they are designed for, a passkey will reject them if a bad person gives you a fake website. Passkeys are also synced through the Apple Keychain, so they work on all your Apple devices.

How to Enable Apple Passkey on iPhone iOS 16?

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Click on profile.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Tap Password & Keychain.
  5. Enable this iPhone sync option.
  6. Enter your iCloud and iPhone passcodes to continue.

How to set up Apple Passkey on iPhone iOS 16?

Make sure iCloud Keychain is turned on. It’s fine to go if you already have iCloud Keychain installed on your smartphone. When you first visit an app or website that supports the FIDO standard, you need to configure passkeys. You will be asked to register or create an account first.

  1. Select the Register or Login option.
  2. Enter your login information, which can be an email address, Apple ID, or username.
  3. You will be prompted to authenticate with your Face ID or Touch ID.
  4. Your password has been generated.

How to Use Apple Passkey on iPhone iOS 16?

The moment you log in to the website or app, you will be prompted to use the saved passkey on your device. After pressing the Continue button, your smartphone will need your biometric information to confirm.

  1. When you register on a website that has introduced Passkey functionality, you will get a popup asking if you want to save a passkey for your username.
  2. Passwords are stored in your iCloud Keychain and can be used to sign in on all your devices.
  3. To save your Passkey to your keychain, tap Continue and authenticate with Face ID/Touch ID.
  4. Since Passkeys syncs with iCloud Keychain, make sure you have activated the built-in password manager.

That’s it, folks! While using passkeys is overwhelming, it really is as simple as logging into a website or app with your Touch ID or Apple ID. What do you think about passwords? Leave your thoughts on this new change Apple made in the comments section below.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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