Automatically deleting verification code texts and emails on your iPhone is now possible with iOS 17 or later installed. When logging into apps and websites, one-time passwords (OTP) often arrive via text message or email. However, these codes become useless after their first use and end up cluttering your device. Apple now makes it possible to automatically remove these texts and emails once they have been auto-filled on the verification screen.
Threads is a text-sharing app designed by the Instagram team, offering users a dedicated space for engaging in public conversations. With Threads, users can log in using their Instagram accounts and enjoy real-time interactions on various topics. The app allows users to create profiles, customize settings, and connect with friends and creators who share their interests.
To get started with Threads, simply use your Instagram account to log in. Your username and verification will carry over, and you have the option to customize your profile exclusively for Threads.
Millions depend on the Apple Watch for communication, productivity, and fitness tracking. With such a vast range of personal information in a wearable, protection from unauthorized access becomes more critical. The Apple Watch passcode is a four to six-digit PIN that serves as the first line of defense. When placing the Apple Watch on the wrist, the user is promoted for this passcode before using the device.
Enhancing security measures is crucial in today's digital landscape. In a bid to provide users with a more secure and convenient authentication method, Google has introduced passkeys for Google accounts. This feature, already available on Chrome and Android, is now accessible for iOS users as well. By following a few simple steps, you can enable passkeys on your iPhone and sign in to your Google account using your iOS passcode, Touch ID, Face ID, or a hardware security key.
Beginning with iOS 17, Apple no longer requires payment of the $99 developer fee to access developer beta software. This means anyone can use their Apple ID to give the developer beta a whirl. Beware that developer beta software can be buggy and may cause problems on your device. Make sure to use a spare device or be ready to experience unexpected behavior.
Most users should really wait until the public beta of iOS 17 is released in July. This version will be more stable and ready for a wider release, even though the official launch of iOS 17 won't come until September.