Privacy & Security
What's new in privacy
At Apple, we believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. Learn about new technologies on Apple platforms that make it easier for you to implement essential privacy patterns that build customer trust in your app. Discover privacy improvements for Apple's platforms, as well as a study of how...
Verify app dependencies with digital signatures
Discover how you can help secure your app's dependencies. We'll show you how Xcode can automatically verify any signed XCFrameworks you include within a project. Learn how code signatures work, the benefits they provide to help protect your software supply chain, and how SDK developers can sign...
Deploy passkeys at work
Discover how you can take advantage of passkeys in managed environments at work. We'll explore how passkeys can work well in enterprise environments through Managed Apple ID support for iCloud Keychain. We'll also share how administrators can manage passkeys for specific devices using Access...
Get started with privacy manifests
Meet privacy manifests: a new tool that helps you accurately identify the privacy practices of your app's dependencies. Find out how third-party SDK developers can use these manifests to share privacy practices for their frameworks. We'll also share how Xcode can produce a full privacy report to...
Protect your Mac app with environment constraints
Learn how to improve the security of your Mac app by adopting environment constraints. We'll show you how to set limits on how processes are launched, make sure your Launch Agents and Launch Daemons aren't tampered with, and prevent unwanted code from running in your address space.
What’s new in notarization for Mac apps
Notarization works in tandem with macOS to help people safely download software for their Mac outside of the App Store. Learn about the required transition from altool to notarytool and how the Xcode GUI can help you achieve better overall performance when notarizing your app. We'll also share...
It's time for a security upgrade: Learn how to add support for passkeys to create a quick and easy sign in experience for people, all while offering a radical increase to account security. Passkeys are simple and strong credentials built to eliminate phishing attacks. We'll share how passkeys are...
Streamline local authorization flows
Discover how you can use the latest authorization-focused APIs in LocalAuthentication to protect the privacy and security of people's data. We'll show you how LocalAuthentication can authorize access to secrets, keys, and other sensitive resources in your app, all while reducing complexity and...
Get to know Developer Mode
Meet Developer Mode — required on iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9 to install, run, and debug your apps during development. We'll show you how you to opt in to Developer Mode on your devices, and how to enable Developer Mode in your automation workflows.
What’s new in privacy
At Apple, we believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, and protecting people's privacy is at the center of everything we do. Discover how our engineering teams build privacy into all of our products and developer frameworks, and learn about the technologies and patterns you can adopt in...
Create your Privacy Nutrition Label
Privacy Nutrition Labels help people understand your app's privacy practices. Discover how you can take inventory of your current data habits and learn best practices for creating your app's Privacy Nutrition Label on your App Store product page.
Replace CAPTCHAs with Private Access Tokens
Don't be captured by CAPTCHAs! Private Access Tokens are a powerful alternative that help you identify HTTP requests from legitimate devices and people without compromising their identity or personal information. We'll show you how your app and server can take advantage of this tool to add...
What’s new in Endpoint Security
Learn how you can build reliable endpoint security products like anti-virus software, endpoint detection and response, and data leakage prevention solutions for macOS. We'll take you through the latest enhancements to Endpoint Security APIs: Learn how you can support more security events and use...
Explore App Tracking Transparency
Learn more about App Tracking Transparency and how it helps people using your app have choice and control over tracking. App Store Policy now requires that all apps receive permission through the AppTrackingTransparency framework in order to track people's data. We'll explain how this policy...
Enhance your Sign in with Apple experience
Learn how you can provide safe and fast authentication in your app using Sign in with Apple. We'll show you how you can upgrade password-based accounts into secure, single-tap login credentials, and explore how you can seamlessly handle changes to user sessions in your app. We'll also help you...
Discover Managed Device Attestation
Learn how to use Managed Device Attestation to ensure only legitimate devices can connect to your servers while attackers are thwarted. We'll take you through an overview of how attestations provide strong evidence about managed devices. We'll also explore how to use attestations and private keys...
Build device-to-device interactions with Network Framework
Learn how you can create integrated content experiences across multiple devices. We'll introduce you to DeviceDiscoveryUI, which makes it easy to set up communication pathways and connect Apple TV with other devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. We'll also explore common scenarios and...
Improve DNS security for apps and servers
Discover the latest ways to ensure that DNS — the foundation of internet addressing — is secure within your app. Learn how to authenticate DNS responses in your app with DNSSEC and enable DNS encryption automatically with Discovery of Designated Resolvers (DDR).
Do more with less data
Great apps do more for people while collecting less data. Learn how three simple tips from the App Review team can help you build great experiences while minimizing data collection.
Introducing Extensible Enterprise SSO
Single Sign-on ensures your enterprise can implement modern authentication methods without sacrificing ease of use. Learn how to use the Authentication Services framework to expose your redirect and credential SSO services in Safari and native apps on macOS Catalina, iPadOS 13, and iOS 13...
GDPR & CloudKit
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation that requires developers to give users visibility and control over the personal data you store on their behalf. Learn how to use new and existing CloudKit APIs to build privacy into your apps and make sure customers can...
Apple’s privacy pillars in focus
At Apple, we believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. Learn about our four pillars of privacy, how we brought these principles together to design iCloud Private Relay, and how you can approach building privacy in your app in line with those fundamentals. Explore how you can build data...
Faster and simpler notarization for Mac apps
Notarization works in tandem with macOS to help people safely download software for their Mac outside of the App Store. Discover how notarytool can help you quickly and easily notarize your Mac app for distribution. We'll show you how you can now notarize your apps with just a single command, and...
Get ready for iCloud Private Relay
iCloud Private Relay is an iCloud+ service that prevents networks and servers from monitoring a person's activity across the internet. Discover how your app can participate in this transition to a more secure and private internet: We'll show you how to prepare your apps, servers, and networks to...
What's new in CloudKit
CloudKit provides a secure, convenient, and reliable cloud database for your apps — and it's only getting better. Discover how you can unravel your threads with support for async/await and convenience API additions. We'll also show you how to encourage collaboration between people using your app...
Simplify sign in for your tvOS apps
Find out how people can use Face ID or Touch ID on their iOS or iPadOS device to authorize purchases and sign into your tvOS app. Discover how you can simplify sign in for people using your app and help them get to the content they want to enjoy, faster. We'll show you how to set up a simplified...
Safeguard your accounts, promotions, and content
Discover how to keep your accounts, apps, and content protected. We'll explore the tools Apple has built to help developers keep their apps and systems safe and secure, and show you how to safeguard against attackers, bad actors and nefarious activity to help protect your ecosystem.
Analyze HTTP traffic in Instruments
Learn to use the Instruments Network template to record and analyze your app's HTTP traffic. We'll show you how to explore and visualize the behavior of sessions, tasks, and individual HTTP requests to ensure data is transmitted efficiently and respects people's privacy.
Build dynamic iOS apps with the Create ML framework
Discover how your app can train Core ML models fully on device with the Create ML framework, enabling adaptive and customized app experiences, all while preserving data privacy. We'll explore the types of models that can be created on-the-fly for image-based tasks like Style Transfer and Image...
What's new in Wallet and Apple Pay
Discover the redesigned Apple Pay for in-app and web payments and learn how you can incorporate the latest APIs into your app or website. Learn how to add features to your app like coupon codes, improved shipping information, and improvements to the payment detail display screen. And explore...
Discover account-driven User Enrollment
Learn how User Enrollment helps you support “bring your own device” deployments in your business or enterprise environment. We'll explore data separation, enhancements to Managed Apple IDs and how you can use the new account-based onboarding in your organization.
Meet the Location Button
Meet CLLocationButton: a secure interface element that provides an easy, low-friction way to grant your app location access only when and where it is needed. Learn how you can add CLLocationButton to new or existing code, how to customize it within interface legibility guidelines, how to...
Move beyond passwords
Despite their prevalence, passwords inherently come with challenges that make them poorly suited to securing someone's online accounts. Learn more about the challenges passwords pose to modern security and how to move beyond them. Explore the next frontier in account security with...
Secure login with iCloud Keychain verification codes
Learn how you can support on-device verification codes in your app or website for a more secure sign-in experience. We'll explore the latest updates to the iCloud Keychain password manager and discover how verification codes, AutoFill, iCloud Keychain sync, and two-tap setup simplify the...
Build Mail app extensions
Meet MailKit: the best way to build amazing experiences on top of Mail. MailKit enables apps to easily and securely interact with the Mail app for macOS. We'll deep dive into the MailKit API, and show you how to create extensions for composing messages, message actions, secure email, and content...
Explore Verifiable Health Records
Find out how you can securely request access to someone's verifiable health records and incorporate that data safely into your app. The Health app helps people download, view, and share their health records, including their COVID-19 immunization and test results — and iOS 15 brings support for...
Explore UWB-based car keys
Discover how to create digital car keys that support Ultra Wideband (UWB), allowing people to unlock and start their car while leaving iPhone in their bag or pocket or Apple Watch on their wrist. We'll show you how to integrate UWB, add proximity actions and distance unlock features, and help...
Meet the Screen Time API
Explore the Screen Time API and learn how you can build apps that support customized parental controls — all while putting privacy first. Learn how you can use key features like core restrictions and device activity monitoring to create safe, secure experiences in your app while providing...
Mitigate fraud with App Attest and DeviceCheck
Discover how to use App Attest and DeviceCheck, Apple's powerful anti-fraud tools, created to safeguard your apps and content. Unlock the secrets of deploying App Attest by incorporating it into your app to block unauthorized modifications of your app and content. We'll also show you how to use...
What's new in location
Location technologies are core to delivering context-based services within your app. Discover how the latest privacy controls in Core Location add a whole new dimension to determining position and what that means for your app. We'll walk you through best practices for implementing these latest...
One-tap account security upgrades
When you adopt the Account Authentication Modification Extension, you can provide people with fast, easy account security upgrades to use Sign in with Apple and strong passwords in the iCloud Keychain Password Manager. We'll show you how to add these upgrade flows to your app with the Account...
Build trust through better privacy
Privacy is a more important issue than ever. Learn about Apple's privacy pillars, our approach to privacy, and how to adopt the latest features on our platforms that can help you earn customer trust, create more personal experiences, and improve engagement. Explore the transparency iOS provides...
Explore logging in Swift
Meet the latest generation of Swift unified logging APIs. Learn how to log events and errors in your app while preserving privacy. Take advantage of powerful yet readable options for formatting data — all without sacrificing performance. And we'll show you how you can gather and process log...
Meet the new Photos picker
Let people select photos and videos to use in your app without requiring full Photo Library access. Discover how the PHPicker API for iOS and Mac Catalyst ensures privacy while providing your app the features you need. PHPicker is the modern replacement for UIImagePickerController. In addition...
Introducing Car Keys
You can now store car keys on iPhone or Apple Watch. You no longer have to bring your key fob to unlock and start your car. And with digital keys, it's easy to share them with family or friends, and manage keys remotely. This session is intended for automakers who want to adopt digital car keys...
Handle the Limited Photos Library in your app
Access the photos and videos you need for your app while preserving privacy. With the new Limited Photos Library feature, people can directly control which photos and videos an app can access to protect their private content. We'll explore how this feature may affect your app, and take you...
Meet Face ID and Touch ID for the web
Face ID and Touch ID provide a frictionless experience when logging in — and now you can use them on your websites in Safari with the Web Authentication API. Discover how to add this convenient and secure login alternative to your website.
Secure your app: threat modeling and anti-patterns
It's more important than ever to consider vulnerabilities and potential threats and recognize where you should apply safeguards in your app. Understand how to identify potential risks through threat modeling and how to avoid common anti-patterns. Learn coding techniques and how to take advantage...
Build an Endpoint Security app
System Extensions improve the reliability and security of macOS. Learn about the modern replacement for Kernel Authorization KPIs and discover tips for making a great security product with the Endpoint Security framework.
What's new in assessment
It's now easier than ever to deliver academic tests on the Mac. Learn how education developers can leverage the Automatic Assessment Configuration framework for iPhone, iPad, and Mac to deliver tests and assess students across all devices. And discover how developers can enable restricted...
Get the most out of Sign in with Apple
Sign in with Apple makes it easy for people to sign in to your apps and websites with the Apple ID they already have. Fully integrate Sign in with Apple into your app using secure requests, and by handling state changes and server notifications. We'll also introduce new APIs that allow you to let...
Design for location privacy
When someone uses iPhone or iPad, they have control over how their location is shared with the apps they use — including sharing an approximate location rather than precise coordinates. This creates a more private experience across their device, and it impacts all apps that rely on location data...
Discover how to implement AutoFill in your app and help people enter their information into fields easily, privately, and securely. Learn how to help the system to give better suggestions that tailor to your app's functionality: offer smart location suggestions within a navigation app, for...
Advances in macOS Security
We are on a journey to continuously improve macOS security, with a particular focus on preventing malware and protecting user data. Join us on the next step and learn more about what's new in Gatekeeper—for keeping malware out of macOS—as well as new protections that help keep users' data and...
Introducing the Indoor Maps Program
The Indoor Maps Program enables organizations with large public or private spaces to deliver user experiences that leverage precise location information and present stunning indoor maps. Learn the entire enablement workflow including, creation of a standards-based map definition, map validation,...
Cryptography and Your Apps
System frameworks encrypt both data at rest and data in transit in a transparent way for you. This functionality is available by simply setting an attribute. However you may want to do more to protect your users' data. CryptoKit is a new Swift framework that makes it easier and safer than ever to...
Designing for Privacy
Privacy is a more important issue than ever for your users. Learn about new features and privacy engineering techniques that can help you earn customer trust, create more personal experiences, and improve user engagement.
Introducing Sign In with Apple
Sign In with Apple is the fast, easy way for people to sign in to apps using the Apple IDs they already have. Learn how easy it is to add a Sign In with Apple button to your app or website to acquire new customers and benefit from the built-in security, antifraud, and privacy that Sign In with...
What’s New in MapKit and MapKit JS
MapKit and MapKit JS bring fully featured Apple Maps to your app and website. See how the latest features give you more control over the base map presentation, finer-grained search and result filtering of points of interest and address information, and integration with standard data formats for...
Adding Indoor Maps to your App and Website
The Indoor Maps Program enables organizations with large public or private spaces to deliver user experiences that provide precise indoor location information and present stunning indoor maps. Discover the overall process in the indoor map enablement workflow then take deep dive into the...
Filtering Unwanted Messages with Identity Lookup
Unwanted SMS and MMS messages are a persistent, frustrating nuisance. Identity Lookup is a new framework that allows you to participate in the process of filtering incoming messages. Get the details of how to identify and prevent these unsolicited messages. Understand the options for on-device...
Privacy and Your App
Learn about new developments in Privacy in iOS, OS X, and watchOS that impact your apps. Hear about best practices for delivering great features and respecting your customers' privacy.
Security and Your Apps
Your reputation depends on protecting your users' data. Do this by taking advantage of the Security frameworks built into iOS, OS X and watchOS. Find out about new developments in Security and learn the best practices to develop secure apps and protect your users' data.
What's New in Network Extension and VPN
The Network Extension framework allows apps to customize and extend the core networking features of iOS and OS X. Learn how to use new VPN features and NetworkExtension API to create network security solutions for education and enterprise.