iOS 15 Includes Built-In Password Authenticator With Autofill, Replacing Google Authenticator and Authy

There are a slew of new features in iOS 15, so many in fact that Apple did not have time to cover all of them during today's keynote event.

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One of these new features is a built-in authenticator that will let iOS devices be used to generate verification codes for additional sign-in security.

Right now, app-based two-factor authentication is handled by third-party apps like Authy and Google Authenticator, but now Apple is building this functionality right into iOS so you won't need a separate app.

Generate verification codes needed for additional sign-in security. If a site offers two-factor authentication, you can set up verification codes under Passwords in Settings -- no need to download an additional app. Once set up, verification codes autofill when you sign in to the site.

Apple says that you can set up verification codes under Passwords in the Settings app, and once set up, verification codes will autofill when you sign into a site, which will make using two-factor authentication on an iPhone or iPad much more streamlined.

This feature is available on ‌iOS 15‌, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.

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Top Rated Comments

Goldfrapp Avatar
14 months ago
But still no password protection for Hidden Photos, huh
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
performa_6400 Avatar
14 months ago
This is great. I feel dirty using Google's Authenticator.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
14 months ago

Wow!!

But still no password-protected Hidden Photo Album, huh
Nope, if you don’t want people to see your photos, you’ll have to continue not giving folks your unlocked phone :(
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hot-gril Avatar
14 months ago

Wow!! Anticompetitive

Embrace, extend, and extinguish...
Apple is embracing an open 2FA mechanism here. The alternative is their own things like Sign in with Apple. I don't think Google made money off Authenticator. It was more for the good of users who are potentially using their services.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
14 months ago
Me like! In my opinion, this is a feature that has been long overdue. Glad to see Apple stepping up. Also glad to see Google getting kick in the rear.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scotty2Hotty Avatar
14 months ago

So bye bye 1Password app?
Never! I use it almost everyday
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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