WhatsApp has now released support for passwords on Android phones last October. now, it’s time for iPhone users to take advantage of this login method. As announced by the company, the Messenger app just got a little easier to use.

I wonder why WhatsApp password support on iPhone is great deal? In simple words, when enabled, you no longer need to rely strictly on SMS to log in. Instead, you can use biometric authentication to log into the app. This will be very useful when you try to log in from an area with bad cellular coverage but have internet access.

However, password support in WhatsApp for iPhone does not increase security. Even with the password activated, SMS login codes will still remain the primary access method. So if your phone number is compromised, your account can be compromised.

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But it’s still nice to see WhatsApp add password support to the iPhone. However, you must use the separate password-based 2FA feature in the app. This adds a layer of security and makes your account less vulnerable.

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How to set WhatsApp password for iPhone

Easy to turn access feature for your WhatsApp on iOS. You just you need to follow these simple steps:

  • Make sure that you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your iPhone. To check for updates, go to the Apple App Store and find the app.
  • Start application, and enter the Settings tab.
  • Go to the Account tab and then tap Passwords.
  • Tap on Create Password button and then confirm by pressing Continue.

To activate the app password, you will have to verify using Face ID or Touch ID. If not enabled, you can use your iPhone passcode instead.

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WhatsApp on iPhone Becomes Becomes A Little Easier to Use