Face ID and Touch ID sign-in is coming to iCloud on the Web

Face ID and Touch ID sign-in is coming to iCloud on the Web
Apple's efforts to push "Sign in with Apple" continue with the introduction of Face ID and Touch ID login options for iCloud on the web. Biometric authentication may still be a ways off until it completely replaces passwords, but Apple is making a step towards this by allowing users to log into iCloud.com using a fingerprint of their face.

When you visit the web version of iCloud in Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac running the latest beta releases of their respective software, you'll get the option of logging in using biometrics. Currently, Touch ID and Face ID are both usable, though they are limited to certain devices (i.e. only newer iPhone and iPad models support Face ID). Users of older devices, or Macs, are able to log in using Touch ID.

Accessing iCloud.com on one of the aforementioned devices will automatically redirect you to beta.icloud.com where you will be prompted to use either biometrics authentication method to sign into your account. To try this upcoming feature, you need to be running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina, and using the Safari browser.

The new functionality was spotted by 9to5Mac, who were able to sign into iCloud using Face ID on an iPhone XS Max running the latest developer beta of iOS 13.

Signing in with Touch ID or Face ID is not only more fast and convenient than entering a (potentially) lengthy password, but it could also be more secure. Apple has previously announced that it will make the "Sign in with Apple" tools available for developers this summer, ahead of iOS 13's official release this fall.

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4 Comments

1. shiv179

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Sounds like Samsung Pass?

2. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Samsung Pass is like iCloud Keychain (which is available on mobile since iOS 7), this is different.

4. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Don't do that to him/her, let him/her have that hate moment.

3. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

This is another big step for privacy and security. Would love to use appleā€™s sign on than google or fb.

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