There’s a bunch of new features in iOS 15, so many that Apple didn’t have time to showcase them all during the WWDC 2021 big event.
One of these new features is a build-in authenticator that allows iOS devices to be used to generate verification codes for added security when signing in.
Currently, 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 to install any more. an app to do it.
Generate the necessary verification code for additional login security. If a site offers two-factor authentication, you can set up a verification code in your Password Settings – no need to download an additional app. Once set up, the verification code will auto-populate when you log in to the site.
Apple says you can set up a verification code in Passwords in the Settings app, and once set up, the verification code will auto-populate when you sign in to a website, which should help with authentication. two factors on iPhone or iPad become much more logical.
This feature is available on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.
How to use the built-in authenticator on iOS 15
Step 1: As a first step, you need to have a verification key. This is usually a QR-code that you are issued by the website or technician. Open your device’s Camera app and scan the QR, if the QR is valid you will get a pop-up click to enter the settings.
Note: You cannot export the Google Authenticator QR-Code to use.
Step 2: Authenticate TouchID or FaceID to enter the password manager, enter the web address using this authentication code.
Step 3: Now when you go to a website that needs two-step verification, click on it and you will receive a message like the image below. Click on item Verification code for…. Then use TouchID or FaceID to authenticate.
Step 4: And done, you have been automatically filled in the code.
Very convenient, right? Now you don’t have to go to this step to jump through the Google Authenticator app, read and remember the 6 numbers, and then go back to filling it out.
Hope this iOS 15 trick helps you!