Apple has always been good with the security for its devices as compared to Androids which needs a third party involvement in order to maintain the security of the device data. Apple has its own ways to keep passwords and user data safe.
With App-specific password, you can use third party Apps securely on your Apple device. It allows a password to the App which is using iCloud to store data. It is like another layer of protection to ensure that your Apple ID isn’t compromised.
To create App-specific password, you need to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.
Generate an App-Specific Password for iCloud
Here is a step by step guide to generating an App-Specific Password for iCloud
- 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 on the “Generate Passwords” under the App Specific Passwords. It will let you generate a new App-Specific password for your Apple ID.
- A dialogue box will appear on your screen, Enter a password label and name of the App and select “Create”
- Copy the App-Specific Password and head over to the App for which you generated the password.
- In the Password field, paste the password.
Now in order to access iCloud, the App you have generated App-Specific Password for will use this password. If you think that you no longer need an App-Specific password or the App does not need the iCloud account anymore, revoke the password.
How to View History of App-Specific Passwords
You can also access the App-Specific passwords history to check which Apps are using specific passwords. In order to do it, follow the steps given below:
- Go to the Apple website and Log-in to your Apple ID.
- Under the “Security” section, you will find an “Edit” option, click on it.
- Under the App-Specific password section, select “View History”