Apple has always been very keen about the security and has given special importance to the security of the customers. As of June 2017, Apple has made it must to use app-specific passwords to access your iCloud account through any third-party apps.
Apple has made it mandatory so, that iCloud accounts have an extra layer of security and are protected from any sort of hacking.
Sooner or later, you will have to create app-specific passwords for your iCloud account in order to use your iCloud account or give access to third-party apps.
For instance, if you want to give contact manager app access to your iCloud contacts then you will have to create an app specific password so, you can sign in safely through that app.
This means that your real password will no longer be used to sign in into your iCloud account through any third-party app, instead, you will have to use a special password.
- Make sure that Two-Factor Authentication is enabled as it is compulsory.
- At a time, you will be allowed to generate up to 25 different App Specific Passwords.
How to create App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Account?
To generate App-Specific Passwords for your iCloud Account, follow these steps:
- Head over to Appleid.apple.com and sign in using your Apple ID and password.
- Provide Two-Factor Authentication to prove your identity.
- Once logged in, scroll down to the Security section and click on Generate Passwords.
- You will be asked to enter a label for the app-specific password. Name the label similar to the app name so, it may be recognized easily later on. Click on Create after typing in the name.
- The password will be created then. Make sure to copy the password.
You can then open any app for which you have generated the password and paste the password and access your iCloud account through that app and from now onwards, you will have to use this app-specific password to log in into your iCloud app via that app.