You can now sign into your Microsoft account using your Apple Watch.
Microsoft’s free Authenticator app, which brought password-free logins to iOS last year, has made the leap to watchOS. It’s in beta testing for now, but it’s easy to sign up for early access.
Authenticator makes it easy to sign into your Microsoft accounts without passwords, PINs, or biometric security methods. All you need to do is enter your email address, approve the sign in on your iOS device, and you’re good to go.
Now you don’t even need to take your iPhone out of your pocket.
Microsoft Authenticator comes to Apple Watch
With Authenticator for watchOS, you can sign into your Microsoft accounts right from your wrist. A push notification appears on your Apple Watch when you attempt to sign in, and all you have to do is tap the “Approve” button. It couldn’t be simpler.
You can also use Authenticator on Apple Watch to deny unauthorized logins. It works with personal Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts for now, and it’s currently in beta. You can sign up for early access through the Authenticator Beta page.
Authenticator for watchOS will eventually be available to everyone.