Beta users can now sign into iCloud using Face ID or Touch ID

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The latest Apple betas offer the option of signing in with Face ID or Touch ID.
The latest Apple betas offer the option of signing in with Face ID or Touch ID.
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Users running the latest iOS 13, iPadOS 13 or macOS Catalina betas can now sign into iCloud using either Face ID or Touch ID.

If you’re using these beta versions, visiting iCloud in Safari will present a pop-up asking if you want to log in using biometrics.

Visiting iCloud should redirect you automatically to beta.icloud.com. If, for some reason, you aren’t redirected, you can enter the address manually. (However, you need to be running one of these betas, so don’t bother trying if you’re not.)

This biometric authentication will be familiar to most anyone who has signed into the App Store in recent times. It makes the process of signing in considerably easier and less time-consuming. That’s particularly true if your passcode is as complex as it really should be.

Sign in with Apple

This isn’t the only security-related feature Apple is introducing. At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled its new “Sign in with Apple” feature.

Cupertino wants Sign in with Apple to replace popular cross-web login services created by Facebook and Google, which track users’ online activities.

Are you running the new iOS 13, iPadOS 13 or macOS Catalina betas? If so, what are your thoughts on them so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Via: 9to5Mac