“Sign in with Apple” is available on macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and the web. It’s designed to make it easy for users to sign in to their apps and websites using their Apple ID.
Instead of filling out forms, verifying email addresses, and choosing new passwords, you can use it to set up an account and start using your app right away. Apple says that all accounts are protected with two-factor authentication for superior security.
Apple is really pushing the feature. The tech giant “suggests” in its Human Interface Guidelines that developers put “Sign in with Apple” above other sign-in options. The article says that this isn’t required because Apple doesn’t hold review power over websites the way it does apps on its own store. However, Apple’s guidelines still ask it to be given top placement if it’s used…and many developers believe that following them is the surest way to gain approval.
See a “Sign in with Apple” button? You’re good to proceed…
When you see a “Sign in with Apple” button on a participating app or website, it means you can set up an account using your Apple ID. You need to be signed in with your Apple ID in “System Preferences > Apple ID” on your Mac or “Settings > [your name]” on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You also need two-factor authentication enabled.
Now you can click or tap the “Sign in with Apple” button on the participating app or website. You may be asked to provide your name and email address, “Sign in with Apple” automatically fills in the information from your Apple ID.
Tap Continue and confirm with Face ID, Touch ID, or your device passcode to sign in. If you don’t have Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode set up, enter your Apple ID password.
Anytime you need to sign in to that app or website, just tap the “Sign in with Apple” button and complete a simple Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode confirmation. It works the same way on your other Apple devices that you’re signed into with the same Apple ID.
Third-party apps and websites that are participating will probably give you the option to upgrade an existing account to “Sign in with Apple.” You can do this through the settings menu of the app or website.
What if you don’t see “Sign in With Apple?”
If you don’t see a “Sign in With Apple” button, that app or website doesn’t support it yet. Also, the feature isn’t, for the most part, available for children under 13 – though this age may vary by country or region.