TikTok Announces Passkey Login Support for iOS Devices

TikTok has announced it is introducing support for passkeys, providing an easier and more secure login method for users of the popular short-form video platform. Apple integrated passkeys into iOS with the launch of iOS 16, and they are also available in iPadOS 16.1 and later and macOS Ventura.

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Passkeys are an industry standard developed by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium, so TikTok's passkey integration will work on Apple devices as well as on other devices that support the feature.

Passkeys are both easier to use and more secure than passwords because they let users sign in to apps and sites the same way they unlock their devices: With a fingerprint, a face scan or a screen lock PIN.

Apps using passkeys, including TikTok, cannot access or process any of the biometric data used in the authentication process on iOS devices, and all biometric authentication data remains on users' devices. Passkeys are also resistant to online attacks like phishing, making them more secure than things like SMS one-time codes.

Passkeys on iOS and Mac devices sync with iCloud Keychain for security purposes, and logins are authenticated with Face ID or Touch ID. This protects you from being locked out of your account in case you lose your devices, and makes it easier for you to upgrade from one device to another. Two-factor authentication must also be switched on for an Apple ID.

TikTok says it will begin rolling out passkeys for iOS in Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America beginning this month, and anticipates expanding in geographies and operating systems over time. TikTok users with access to the login option can enable it by going to their Profile at the bottom of the app and then accessing "Settings and privacy" in the Menu. From there, access the Account option and then tap ‌iCloud‌ passkey to enter the setup screen.

Top Rated Comments

-BigMac- Avatar
11 weeks ago

And Meta will give all my data to the US government. What now?
Don't use either
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
breather Avatar
11 weeks ago
TikTok will still give all your info to the chinese government.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 weeks ago
I don’t trust TikTok. Never have.. Never ever will. ?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-BigMac- Avatar
11 weeks ago

And Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and countless others will continue giving all of yours to the US government. At least the CPC have zero jurisdiction or power over me. Xi can gobble up as much of my data as he wants LOL, why should I or anyone else in the US care exactly? Nobody that complains about the big scary CPC TikTok connection can give 1) concrete evidence as to why it's bad and therefore 2) why I or anyone else should care.

Anyway I wish what you were saying was true however ByteDance have taken massive steps in reducing the amount of data that streams back to China by creating a US based subsidiary because Zuck kept crying about a Chinese company absolutely dominating his failing platforms in gen Z market share. The "CPC have their tentacles in TikTok" meme is literally just a nothingburger wild goose chase primarily spurred on by Zuck because he hates competition. Next.
If your data has no value, why do these huge companies go to such an extent to extract it? Curious
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 weeks ago

TikTok has and always will be garbage.
Agreed! I think TikTok is one of the big social media influencers that has ruined our society today.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
breather Avatar
11 weeks ago

1) concrete evidence as to why it's bad and therefore 2) why I or anyone else should care.
Election interference.
They collect the data, they know more about you, they can influence you with posts, ads and all kinds of stuff.
They will identify people who could become intelligence assets.

You should care
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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