To save you time and aggravation, Safari can now automatically fill in verification codes sent to your Apple Mail and Messages. No more toggling between apps or cutting and pasting when logging into secure accounts.
When a verification code lands in your Apple Mail or Messages, Safari smartly picks it up and automatically populates the verification field on the webpage, saving you from the hassle of memorizing or copying the code. This not only speeds up the login process but also minimizes the chances of errors that can occur when entering codes manually.
Also new for iOS 17 is the ability to manage one-time codes. Now, you can turn on auto-delete, ensuring that once a verification code has been used, it’s automatically removed from both Messages and Mail.
Setting up auto-delete is a straightforward process:
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Passwords > Password Options.
- Scroll down to the Verification Codes section and toggle on Clean up Automatically.
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