Microsoft Authenticator drops help for Apple Watch
Microsoft Authenticator is ending help for the Apple Watch. Sadly, this implies you’ll not be capable of conveniently log in to your related accounts utilizing simply the wearable, as reported earlier by MacRumors.
Whereas the app’s 6.7.3 iOS replace states that it “removes Microsoft Authenticator from Apple Watch,” it additionally notes that you could nonetheless mirror any Microsoft Authenticator notifications you obtain in your iPhone to your Apple Watch.
Microsoft first launched Authenticator for the Apple Watch in 2018, and it’s confirmed helpful for anybody seeking to streamline their multi-factor authentication (MFA) sign-ins. As a substitute of getting to open the Microsoft Authenticator app in your cellphone to confirm your id, you may as an alternative approve the log-in by a notification that seems in your watch.
We first heard in regards to the shutdown in December, after Microsoft quietly up to date its FAQ web page to notice that you simply gained’t be capable of set up or use Authenticator on Apple Watch. It’s unclear why Microsoft’s selecting to drop help for the Apple Watch now and vaguely states that watchOS is “incompatible with Authenticator safety features.”
Over the course of a number of years, watchOS has misplaced numerous noteworthy apps, together with Pokémon Go, Uber, Instagram, and extra, proving that not each service on the market wants a presence in your wrist. However out of all these apps, the Microsoft Authenticator companion app is probably probably the most sensible, and it’s a bummer that it’s going away.