iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 betas made available to developers today introduce support for physical security keys that can be used as additional protection for your Apple ID.


Apple announced the new feature last week, and said it would be introduced in 2023, which corresponds to when we expect iOS 16.3 and its sister updates to launch. Security Keys for Apple ID will give users the option to add a third-party security key to their account, which will be needed for authentication when signing in to a new device or accessing the Apple ID in some other way.

The Security Key is designed to replace verification codes that are sent to Apple devices when you sign in to another device, which is the standard method of authentication used by Apple. Apple says physical security keys provide strong protection against phishing and unauthorized account access.

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Security keys can be set up on beta devices by going to ‌Apple ID‌ > Security Keys and following the instructions. iPhone, iPad and Mac support FIDO certified security keys.

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