How to Generate App-Specific Password with iCloud on Apple Devices

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

  1. Go to the official Apple website ( on your web browser, and sign in to your Apple ID.
  2. Verify your identity with Two-factor authentication
  3. 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.
  4. A dialogue box will appear on your screen, Enter a password label and name of the App and select “Create”
  5. Copy the App-Specific Password and head over to the App for which you generated the password.
  6. In the Password field, paste the password.

Generate App Specific Passowrd on iCloud

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:

  1. Go to the Apple website and Log-in to your Apple ID.
  2. Under the “Security” section, you will find an “Edit” option, click on it.
  3. Under the App-Specific password section, select “View History”


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