Sign in with Apple: What it is and why you should use it


Sign In with Apple will appear on apps. You could also use an email address instead.

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Sign in with Apple is a privacy tool that gives iOS users more security when using third-party apps and websites with their Apple ID. You can choose the Sign in With Apple tool to verify your credentials instead of signing in with Facebook, Google or making a brand new account. 

Sign in with Apple signaled the tech giant’s commitment to privacy that the company has long made a mantra. Since then, Apple has added more privacy controls to iOS, including the ability to stop apps from tracking you across websites, and “nutrition labels” that let you see what information apps collect before you download. 

Here’s everything you need to know about how Sign in with Apple works and how to use it. Plus, here’s how to check your iPhone’s privacy settings in two easy steps and nine rules for strong passwords

How to use Sign in with Apple

1. When you open an app or website — if it supports Sign in with Apple — simply tap Continue with Apple


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2. Accept or deny any permissions the app asks for.

3. Follow the onscreen prompts regarding your Apple ID. You can choose to edit your name, share or hide your email. Choose Continue. 

4. Enter your passcode when prompted. You can also confirm with Face ID or Touch ID. If you don’t have any of the three, you can use your Apple ID password. 

As long as you’re signed in on your device, you’ll be signed into the app. To sign out, just locate the settings in the app or website and choose Sign Out. You’ll need to repeat the process if you want to sign back in.