Increase Security with Sign in With Apple

For a while now, third-party developers have been able to offer the option of signing into their apps using your Facebook and Google accounts instead of using your email address and a unique password. Apple has now got in on the act with Sign in with Apple and it’s more secure and private than its competitors.

When setting up a new account, some apps and websites let you sign in with your social media and online accounts such as Facebook, Google and Windows Live. Where available, you can also sign in using your Apple ID.

You sign in with Apple using your Face ID our Touch ID. Your account is created on the website or app in question, without you having to type in your details and come up with a password. It’s very convenient and quick.

If you’re signing in to an app and you don’t want to give them your email address, you can register using a random address generated by Apple, and forwarded to your iCloud email. This can be deleted whenever you choose.

Security control

Sign in with Apple is authenticated using Face ID or Touch ID, so you only have to look at your iPhone or place your finger on the Home button to prove it’s you accessing your account. It’s simple, convenient, and very quick to do.

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Ian Osborne

Ian has worked on computer and video games magazines since the legendary Crash and Zzap! 64 in the early Nineties, so he’s seen many changes over the years (including an expanding waistline and receding hairline). A lifelong Mac user, he bought his first Mac in the year 2000. It’s a testament to the resilience of the Mac that his mother is still using that computer to this very day.

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