As promised, Apple conducted a Worldwide Developer Conference on June 4 where Apple announced all new iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. Concentrating on iOS 13, Apple introduced new features and more privacy controls. However, ‘Sign in With Apple’ feature has impressed me a lot. So, let’s dig into further information and find out how it works.
‘Sign in with Google’ and ‘Sign in with Facebook’ are the two button, we all have seen, in fact, we all are using to make an account and then after to log in. It’s a pretty simple way to sign in into your account and recover your data. Hence, as simple you guess it is, it is not. It can also come at the cost of your privacy. The meaning, when you sign in using these buttons, you are passing through some terms and conditions which makes you agree with them to share your original email id. Your private information can be shared behind the scenes and it can be used to track you.
Sign in with Apple
Apple has designed their button working on a bit different way. Apple doesn’t share users’ personal information with the apps. So, the sign in can be made using Face ID or Touch ID by tapping on that button. Now, there are some apps in the store which requires some necessary user’s information. For example say, name and email address, to send you some important emails.
Apple gives options to share original email or hide email options. So, when the user selects ‘Hide my email’ options, Apple creates a unique random address that App basically sees. So, whenever the mail has been sent to the random address which automatically delivered to the user’s main email address.
Now, what’s the best thing about, I loved the most. Apple basically generates different random email addresses for each different app you sign in using Apple. So, that it can be removed at any time for any app you want without affecting another one.
The feature is the most necessary feature for Google and Facebook nowadays. You can hide your sensitive information. And when it comes to email, it could be even more crucial if you have linked it with some critical services.