As part of its rollout of iOS 13 in late 2019, Apple rolled out Sign in with Apple, which lets users easily set up accounts in apps using their Apple ID. The service lets you use an alternate name and choose whether or not you want to hide your email address. Signing into apps on your iPhone or iPad using Sign in with Apple is incredibly easy, and you can sign into these apps outside of the Apple ecosystem using your Apple ID account as well, although that process is a bit more cumbersome. In this article I’ll walk through how to set up and use a Sign in with Apple account, and I’ll show you how to sign in to those apps using your Apple ID account in a web browser. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Set Up Sign in With Apple in App
- Launch the app you want to create a Sign in with Apple account on.
- Tap “Log in,” “Sign in” or the equivalent. In this example using the Pocket app, I’ll tap “Log in.” The Log In screen appears. For apps that support Sign in with Apple, you’ll see Continue with Apple in the list of options.
- Tap “Continue with Apple.” A Sign in with Apple ID menu flies up from the bottom of the screen.
- Tap the “Name” field to bring up a screen where you can change your first and last name that’s used to set up your account for this app. In the Email section, if you want to share one of the real email addresses associated with your Apple ID with the application, tap to select “Share My Email.” The Share My Email section expands, and you can choose with email address associated with your Apple ID you want to share with this app. Alternatively, if you don’t want to share a real email address with the app that will be associated with your account, you can choose Hide My Email. When you choose Hide My Email, Apple will set up a placeholder email account for you that will forward all information sent to your account from this app to the primary email address associated with your Apple ID.
- Tap “Continue” after entering all of the required information. You’re Sign in With Apple account will be created in this app, and you’ll be taken to the app, where you can start using it. Now, the next time you open the app and are prompted to log in to this app on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to select “Continue with Apple.” An Apple ID menu will fly up from the bottom of the screen asking if you want to sign into this app with your Apple ID. Tap “Continue.” You’ll need to supply the required authentication, and then you’ll be logged into the app.
Steps to Access Apps on Websites with Sign in With Apple Account
- Open a web browser and navigate to the website for the service where you set up a Sign in with Apple account, and then click “Log In.”
- Click “Continue with Apple” in the list of login options. A screen appears prompting you to enter your Apple ID.
- Enter your Apple ID, and then click the right-pointing arrow. Enter the password associated with your Apple ID on the next screen and tap the right-pointing arrow again. A Two-factor Authentication screen appears, prompting you to enter the six-digit Apple ID verification code sent to your Apple device.
- Enter the verification code you received. The next screen asks if you want Sign in with Apple to trust this browser going forward. Choosing to trust a browser means you won’t be asked for a verification code the next time you use Sign with Apple on this web browser. The next screen will ask if you want to continue to your app with your Apple ID. Click “Continue.” You’ll be logged into your application using your Apple ID.