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Android 15 to introduce single-tap passkeys, enhancing user convenience

Android 15 brings single-tap passkeys, integrating login steps for faster access and improved features for seamless device transitions.

Google's latest Android update, Android 15, promises to streamline the user authentication process with the introduction of single-tap passkeys. This development, revealed during the “Passkeys and Identity Best Practices” session at Google I/O, aims to simplify how users access their accounts on mobile devices.

Traditionally, Android users faced a two-step verification process involving separate screens for account selection and biometric authentication. However, with Android 15, these steps will be consolidated into a single screen. Users will now be able to log into accounts using just their face, fingerprint, or other screen-unlocking methods. This update not only speeds up the login process but also enhances user convenience significantly.

Integration with Credential Manager and Gboard

For developers, this new feature will be supported automatically in the updated versions of Credential Manager on Android 15 and higher. In addition, Autofill will now display Credential Manager results directly in Gboard, including passwords, passkeys, and Google sign-in options. This integration ensures that credentials are easily and securely accessible, making the user experience smoother and more efficient.

Enhanced device transition with the “Restore” feature

Another noteworthy feature is the introduction of a “Restore” passkey for mobile and . This feature allows apps to save a restore key to the Credential Manager, which is stored locally and can be transferred automatically to a new device if cloud backups are enabled. This means that users can regain access to their apps on a new device without the need to log in to each one individually—a significant improvement in user convenience during device transitions.

Expanding Passkey functionality to Wear OS 5

The passkey updates extend beyond smartphones to include Wear OS 5, which will also support passkeys, passwords, and Google sign-in options directly from the wrist. Compatible with third-party password managers like Dashlane, this feature brings Android smartwatches up to par with the Apple Watch in terms of authentication capabilities, fostering a more integrated and secure ecosystem for Android users.

Google's commitment to enhancing the user experience and security is evident in these updates, which are set to make digital interactions more seamless and secure across devices.

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Emma Job
Emma Job
Emma is a freelance news editor at Tech Edition. With a decade's experience in content writing, she revels in both crafting and immersing herself in narratives. From tracking down viral trends to delving into the most recent news stories, her goal is to deliver insightful and timely content to her readers.

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