iOS 16 Passwords: How to Use?

Almost every person you meet (including yourself) hates having to remember their passwords for different accounts. One for Facebook, one for Instagram, one for email, and the list goes on. To solve this problem, Apple introduced their new “Passkeys” feature for iOS 16.

Using Passkeys, users can access a more secure way of logging into different accounts much faster than you might expect. Users no longer need to remember every password to access their favorite apps.

This article takes a closer look at the iOS 16 passwords and what they mean for you as an iOS user.

What are Apple passcodes?

Passkeys is a new feature introduced by Apple with iOS 16. It is a digital key that stores all your important and saved passwords so that the next time you need to sign in to your profile, you can do it without any hassle.

The beauty of Passkeys is that they are end-to-end encrypted with Touch or Face ID, to ensure optimal security of the sensitive data.

In addition, Passkeys are linked to the app or website whose password you save as a digital key. This reduces the risks of phishing attacks, which are quite common with similar apps and features.

With the help of passkeys, iOS users can now easily and quickly access their desired apps and websites in no time. So if you have a habit of forgetting passwords, this is the specific feature you need in your life.

How to enable access keys?

If you have just updated your iPhone to the latest iOS 16 and are not sure how to enable Passkeys, the steps are quite simple:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone
  2. Go to Profile
  3. Tap iCloud
  4. Navigate to Passwords and Keychain
  5. From there, turn on the toggle for Sync this iPhone

Once there, you will need to enter your iCloud and iPhone password in the fields provided for verification.

How can I use Passkeys on my iPhone?

Now that you have a clear understanding of what Passkeys are and how to enable them, the next question is how to use them.

Remember, if you want to enter keys, make sure the app or website you’re using it for also supports this feature.

Since Passkeys is a fairly new feature on iOS, it’s not surprising that not many apps and websites support this feature yet. However, as it starts to gain traction, compatibility shouldn’t be an issue after that.

To use an access key, you must also create it in the app or website where you want to create the access key.

To create a password, we’ll walk you through a mock-up example to try on the NVIDIA website:

  1. Log in to your NVIDIA account
  2. Navigate to Profile Security
  3. Tap “Hardware Security Device”
  4. Tap the “+ Add New Security Device” button.
  5. Press Continue with Passcode
  6. Enter your iPhone passcode
  7. You can name your password for future reference
  8. When you’re done, tap “Submit”

And that’s all. Your new password is now saved on the NVIDIA website. So the next time you log in, it can be a lot faster and more streamlined.

Where can I find stored access keys?

Now, given how useful passkeys are, it’s not surprising that you’ll probably create several. So, how do you know which websites and apps have your saved access keys?

For that you should look under the Passwords menu in your iPhone Settings app. You should find a list of all access keys you probably have saved. Also if you want to remove a password, the option is available there.


That’s all you need to know about Apple’s new iOS 16 Passkeys feature. If you are new and confused, we hope this article gives you a clear understanding of the feature and how to use it on your iPhone without any complications.

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