Apple is currently running beta tests for its upcoming iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and iPadOS. The new operating systems will come with a number of exciting features, many of which have been detailed over the past few weeks. As it turns out, Apple has also been testing a new way for users to sign into iCloud using Face ID and Touch ID on iPhones, MacBooks and iPads.
Believed to have been first spotted by 9to5Mac, users visiting iCloud in Safari on devices running the latest betas of the aforementioned operating systems are greeted with a new pop-up asking if they’d like to sign-in using biometrics. While it means using Touch ID on most devices, including the Touch Bar-equipped MacBooks, users with the latest iPhone X-series devices will need to sign-in using Face ID.
While it’s not immediately clear as to how Apple will implement the feature going forward, 9to5Mac believes that it could be integrated with the company’s ‘Sign In with Apple’ tool that will launch with iOS 13 and, will allow users to sign into blogs and websites, much like the options offered by Facebook and Google.
The public betas for both macOS Catalina and iOS 13 are now available for testing, but in case you’re interested in taking them out for a test ride, do not forget to backup all the important data in your devices before installing them. Also, be prepared to face annoying bugs and unexpected issues as the beta software are unlikely to be as stable as you might want them to be.