Apple ID: new sign-in methods with iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and macOS Sonoma

The attention of the tech community is currently totally focused on what was presented at the event Wonderlust of September 12, i.e. iPhone 15 and 15 Pro (with related variants). From Monday September 18th but we will also talk about something else, and more precisely about iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, which will be available for download on all compatible devices. Among various things, the two major updates (along with macOS Sonoma) also introduce new ways to access your Apple ID.

iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and macOS Sonoma: the news for the Apple ID

The first new feature is that it is possible to access an Apple ID cwith any number or secondary email address associated with the account. Colleagues of MacRumors However, they point out that this sign-in method (more precisely with a phone number) seems to also be active on versions of macOS released before Sonoma, such as Ventura. It will therefore be necessary to understand whether the feature will really require a software update or whether it is simply a novelty backend.

There is no doubt about this one, it is a novelty in all respects and will require iOS 17. With a future minor update of the operating system presented by Apple at WWDC23, users will be able to access the Apple ID simply by placing your verified iPhone or iPad close to the device you want to access and scan the “new particle” that will appear on the latter’s display. By doing so, access will be automatic and will not require you to enter your credentials.

iOS 17

Apple will make iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 available starting Monday 18 September. As mentioned on more than one occasion, they are not updates that bring who knows what upheavals, but improve an already fluid and snappy operating system with innovations that affect the applications and features that millions of users use every day, such as Phone, Messages, FaceTime, Apple Music, and AirDrop.

As for instead macOS Sonoma, we will have to wait until the following week. The update will in fact be downloadable from September 26th and will bring with it new features such as on-screen widgets and slow-motion screensavers.

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