Sign In with Apple is a completely new way to log into new apps. Rather than log in with a social network account (which has been the norm for years), you can opt to log in using your Apple ID. Why would I want to do this, you may ask? Instead of remembering and punching in a bunch of passwords every time you want to access an app, you can use Touch ID, Face ID, or your passcode. It also provides you with a more private way to sign into apps and websites.
What is Sign In with Apple and How to Use it?
Sign In was introduced with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, WatchOS 6, and macOS Catalina. It requires the user to be at least 13 years old. You are also going to need an Apple ID with two-factor authentication. The user must also be signed in to iCloud to use this.
Sign In can be used with multiple web browsers, which include Safari, Chrome, and others. It can even be used on Windows and Android devices. One of the key strengths of using Sign In is Hide My Email. When prompted to put in a name and email, you can instead opt to use Hide My Email, which creates a burner-style email address. Any email you receive will be forwarded to your real email address so that your true email address won’t be revealed to the app developers. Apple retains the info required for continued use of the app and nothing else.
The email address generated for you will look something like – email@example.com
This feature can really come in handy if you are trying out an app for the first time, or don’t trust a developer. This feature can be disabled any time you like. The email will be deleted from Apple’s servers after it has been forwarded to your email. If you want, you can even respond to these emails without compromising your privacy.
Take note that if you quit using your Apple ID for an app, your device will be signed out of that app. The next time you want to sign into the same app, you can choose Sign In with Apple again. Doing so will sign you in to the same account you previously had. Certain apps give you the ability to create a new password so that you can log into the same account without the need to use Sign In with Apple. Other apps can give you the ability to use Sign In for various apps. However, sometimes disabling email forwarding for a single app can disable it for all apps from the same developer.
A Complete Guide to Use Sign In with Apple on iPhone and iPad
It is incredibly easy to set up and use Sign In with Apple. Just follow the steps given below to get started.
Step #1. Make sure that you are signed in with your Apple ID on your device.
Step #2. When prompted to login inside an app, tap on Continue with Apple option or a website, simply choose Sign in with Apple.
Step #3. Sign In with Apple will automatically fill in your name and email. If you want, you can change your name and either Share or Hide your email.
Step #4. Press Continue and confirm the login with your Face ID, Touch ID or passcode. If you don’t have a passcode, then you can instead use your Apple ID password.
If you need to sign in again, then follow the same steps. As long as you are signed in with your Apple ID on any Apple device, you will automatically be signed into apps.
How to Change Where the Emails are Forwarded on iPhone
Step #1. Open up Settings on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on your name. This will open up your Apple ID settings.
Step #3. Find and tap on Name, Phone Numbers, Email. Tap on Forward To, which can be found under Hide My Email.
Step #4. Here, you can choose which email address you would like your emails forwarded to.
Keep in mind that this email address will apply to all apps, websites, and developers using Sign In with Apple.
How to Disable Email Forwarding for Any App on iPhone
Step #1. Open up Settings on your iPhone. Then tap on your name.
Step #2. Once your Apple ID settings come up, select Password & Security.
Step #3. Select Apps Using Your Apple ID. Pick the app you wish to discontinue using your Apple ID with.
Step #4. Here, you can either disable Forward To or tap on Stop Using Apple ID.
So, should you use Sign In with Apple? Yes, definitely! This service makes signing into apps and websites an absolute breeze. This service removes the day-to-day task of logging into websites and apps from your life. The fact that you only have to use your face or finger to sign into apps makes it so much more convenient. So using this service is most definitely recommended.
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