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What is a passkey? • Why should I use a passkey on TikTok? • How do passkeys work? • How to set up a passkey on TikTok • How to log in with a passkey on another device • How to delete or turn off passkeys
What is a passkey?
A passkey is a cryptographic key stored on your mobile device that can be used to log in to your TikTok account without having to remember a password.
Learn more about passkeys on Apple.
To use a passkey on TikTok, you must meet the following requirements:
• Have an Apple device running iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16 or later.
• iCloud Keychain must be turned on in your Apple device settings. For more information, visit Apple Support.
• Two-factor authentication must be turned on for your Apple ID. For more information, visit Apple Support.
Why should I use a passkey on TikTok?
Passkeys can provide a more secure and simplified login method than traditional passwords because they take advantage of security features already allowed on your device, such as Face ID and Touch ID. TikTok can't access your Face ID and Touch ID data and we're only notified if the authentication is accepted.
For more information on Face ID and Touch ID, visit Apple Support.
How do passkeys work?
A passkey consists of a key pair which includes a public key linked to the website or app you're using and a second key which is stored privately and securely in your personal iCloud Keychain. Because the private key is stored in your iCloud Keychain, you can log in to your passkey-enabled TikTok account from any iOS device that is also signed in to your Apple ID. When you log in with a passkey, your Apple device will authenticate your identity with Face ID or Touch ID and match the private passkey on your device with the public passkey stored with TikTok. TikTok can't access your Face ID, Touch ID, or private passkey data and we're only notified if the authentication is accepted.
How to set up a passkey on TikTok
To set up a passkey on your TikTok account:
1. In the TikTok app, tap Profile at the bottom.
2. Tap the Menu button at the top.
3. Tap Settings and privacy.
4. Tap Account.
5. Tap Passkey, then tap Set up on the next screen and follow the instructions provided to complete setup.
The next time you log in, you'll be prompted to log in with your saved passkey.
How to log in with a passkey on another device
Once you've set up passkeys, you can log in to your TikTok account on another Apple device through the Other Sign In Options on the login screen. You'll be prompted to scan the QR code with a device running iOS 16 or later, or another compatible device. Alternatively, you can use AirDrop to share the passkey to another device.
How to delete or turn off passkeys
You can delete a passkey you created to log in to TikTok in your device settings. After you remove the passkey, you'll no longer have the option to use a passkey the next time you log in to TikTok unless you create a new passkey.
You can also turn off a passkey from your iCloud keychain in your device settings. This won't delete your passkey, but you'll no longer be able to use your passkey or other information synced to your iCloud account to log in to TikTok or other apps on your device.
Visit Apple Support to learn more about removing a passkey from your iPhone and Mac.