Apple Expected to Launch Passwords App at WWDC 2024 to Manage User Login Credentials

Mahek Baid
Mahek Baid June 7, 2024
Updated 2024/06/07 at 12:36 PM

On June 10, 2024, during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple plans to introduce a new Passwords app, along with updates for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15. This app will use iCloud Keychain, Apple’s current service for synchronizing passwords and account information across all devices.

Mark Gurman from Apple Update reports that Apple will unveil the new Passwords app at the WWDC event. The app aims to save, manage, and generate new passwords for users, leveraging iCloud Keychain to provide a seamless experience across all Apple devices.

The Passwords app will also include authenticator features, enabling users to set up two-factor authentication with verification codes, thus enhancing the security of their accounts. Additionally, the app will categorize credentials into different groups such as Wi-Fi networks, accounts, and passkeys, making it easier for users to organize their passwords.

Currently, users can only access iCloud Keychain through the Settings app or when logging into an account. The new Passwords app will offer a user-friendly interface, giving users more control over their password management. This front-end access will simplify the password handling process for users without requiring them to navigate through multiple settings.

Many individuals currently use third-party apps like 1Password, LastPass, and Proton Pass to manage their passwords. Apple aims to compete with these services by allowing users to import their password data from third-party apps to the new Passwords app, making the transition smoother for those wanting to switch to Apple’s platform.

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