Apple This week, iOS 16.3 was released and macOS 10.8 was released Ventura 13.2, an update to our site Apple devices: Security Support is key Apple IDs. That This means that you can use a USB C. LightningNFC dongle, which can be used as the second factor of verification instead of the six-digit verification codes Apple Usually, sends to another device.
As Apple explainsA physical key is used to strengthen the two-factor authentication process. It helps prevent codes being intercepted, requested or requested by attackers. With You control your account authentication by using a security key. No one can access it except you. HoweverYou could lose your trusted security keys and be locked out permanently.
To Stop this from happening. Apple Two FIDOs are required Certified security keys to use the new feature so you’ll have a backup. Among The following keys are recommended NFC, USB-CAnd Lightning Keys from YubiKey, as well as the Feitan ePass K9 keyFIDOs are allowed to be used. Certified The key should be connected to the correct connector. Apple NFC keys can be found here Only Work on the iPhone and USB keys should work well with an iPhone that uses a USBC-to-USB cableLightning adapter.
There There are also some Apple ID login features that won’t work with security keys:
- You can’t sign into iCloud for Windows.
- You can’t sign into older devices that can’t be updated to iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, or macOS 13.2.
- Child accounts and Managed Apple IDs aren’t supported.
AdditionallyAnonymous Apple Watch paired with a family member’s iPhone won’t be supported. Apple says you’ll need to set up your watch with your own iPhone to use a security key.
If You can overcome all of that. The process is easy. Head Continue reading Settings app (System Settings On Macs(Tap your Apple Name of ID Password & Security And Add Security KeysFollow the prompts to register your keys. You’ll need to stay signed into all active devices to continue using a security key. To finish the process, you’ll be signed out of any devices that haven’t been updated to iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, or macOS 13.2.