Your iPhone Can Fill in Those Annoying SMS Authentication Codes Automatically

by Sarah Dobson on August 05, 2019

Logging in to Web sites keeps on getting more complicated, but iOS 12 makes it easier to handle those extra six-digit SMS sign-in codes. Next time you sign in to a site where you’ve set up a two-factor SMS login, pay attention. When you receive the message that shows your code, don’t bother memorizing or copying it. Instead, tap the field where you need to enter the code so the cursor appears in the field. The iPhone keyboard appears, with the code in the QuickType bar at the top of the keyboard. Tap the code, and the code autofills into the field. Above the upper-right of the keyboard, tap Done. The keyboard disappears, and you can continue with the login process. This feature makes logging in faster and more enjoyable!