Apple introduced Passkeys in iOS 16 with the aim of providing a secure, password-free login experience. Since then, you can easily create and use passkeys on your iPhone and Mac. With iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, Apple automatically generates an access key for your Apple ID that allows you to log in to iCloud and Apple websites. This means you can easily log into your Apple account without a password. All you need is a device running iOS 17 or macOS Sonoma, and Apple will take care of the rest. In this quick practical guide, we’ll tell you how to use Passkeys on iOS 17 to log into your Apple account on any device. Without any further ado, we have to get to work.
How to sign in with a passkey on iOS 17
As long as you use a device running iOS 17 or macOS Sonoma, Apple automatically assigns a passkey for your Apple ID. You can then use your Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate your login on Apple websites such as apple.com, iCloud.com, or appleid.apple.com. This means you don’t have to enter the password every time you want to log into your accounts. It’s especially useful in situations where you do forgot your Apple ID password. Here’s how to do it:
Before you proceed, make sure you have created a passkey on iPhone and saved it to iCloud Keychain. Check out our article for more information how to create a password on iphone.
Note: Make sure your iPhone and the other device are connected to the Internet and Bluetooth is turned on before you begin.
- Open on your Mac, PC or Android device appleid.apple.com, iCloud.comor any other Apple website you want to log into.
- Tap the Sign In button and enter your Apple ID.
- Then tap ‘Log in with Passkey‘.
- This will cause a QR code to appear on the screen. Scan the QR code with your iPhone.
- When you do this, you will see a pop-up on your iPhone asking if you want to “Use Face ID to log in. Tap on Get on.
- Once the Face ID is verified, you will be signed into your account without having to enter your Apple ID password.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are passcodes on an iPhone?
A passkey is a replacement for a password that is faster, easier to use, and more secure. Unlike passwords, passkeys rely on Face ID or Touch ID to identify you to a supported website or app. It is a cryptographic entity that is always strong, resistant to phishing and not visible to you. Like a password, a passkey is also encrypted end-to-end so that no one, not even Apple, can read it.
2. Is Passkey support available on iOS 17?
Yes, iOS 17 supports passkeys on an iPhone. iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma can even automatically generate your Apple ID passwords, so you don’t have to enter passwords to log in to Apple websites. Instead, using an iOS 17 device, you can use a Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate your login.
So you see, it is so easy to log into your Apple account without entering a password. Because the FIDO Alliance and W3 standards determine the access keys, Apple claims these significantly improve security. With this newly added support for passkeys, it looks like passkeys will make good on their promise to replace passwords for good.