App-Specific password provides a layer of security when you sign-in to iCloud with a third party App. It assigns a specific password to the App which can only be accessed from the Apple ID. In this way, the data from the third party App which uses iCloud to store it is secured. You can store 25 App-Specific passwords at a time. You can also view the history from your Apple ID.
How to turn on Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud
To View, Manage or Generate App-Specific password, you need to have Two-Factor Authentication turned on for your device otherwise you will not be able to do any of it.
To turn it on follow the steps given below:
Go to Settings in your iPhone > Tap on your name is given at the top of the list > Passwords & Security > Tap “Turn On Two-Factor Authentication” > Continue
Your device might ask you to answer the Apple ID Security question to maintain the security of your device.
As soon as you think the App doesn’t need App-Specific password, revoke it. It is easy to revoke the password just like generating it. In this article, we’ll help you remove the iCloud password from the App.
Follow the given steps to revoke App-Specific password:
- Go to the official Apple website (Appleid.apple.com) on your web browser, and sign in to your Apple ID.
- Verify your identity with Two-factor authentication
- Now that you’re into your Apple account, go to the “Security” section and click “Edit”
- Below the App-Specific Password section, you will find a “View History” option, select it.
- You will now find a list of Apps which are using App-Specific password. To remove/revoke any App from the list, click on the cross icon (x) given on the right of the Password Label.
- If you want to delete all the App-Specific Passwords, select “Revoke All”. This will remove all the passwords assigned to the Apps.
- Select “Done” when finished.
Another way to revoke all the App-Specific password is to change the iCloud password. It will automatically remove all passwords assigned to the third party Apps.