How To: Setup and Use PassKeys on X/Twitter On iOS

By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 2 Min Read

X (formerly known as Twitter) has introduced a feature called ‘passkeys’ to iOS users globally to enhance account security.

Passkeys are a more secure alternative to traditional passwords, utilizing public key cryptography for authentication.

This guide will walk you through the process of setting up and using passkeys on X using iOS.

Step 1: Log into Your X Account

Begin by logging into your X account on the iOS app

Step 2: Access Account Settings

Navigate to ‘Your account‘. Then, select ‘Settings and privacy‘ followed by ‘Security and account access’, and finally, ‘Security‘.

Step 3: Enable Passkey

Under the ‘Additional password protection‘ section, you will find the option for ‘Passkey‘. Click on it and enter your password when prompted.

Step 4: Add a Passkey

Under “Additional Password Protection“, select ‘Add a passkey‘ and follow the on-screen prompts to generate your passkey. Your device will create a unique key pair for your account, enhancing your security.

Step 5: Using Your Passkey

Once your passkey is set up, you can use it to log in to your X account across different devices without needing to remember a password.

Simply choose the passkey option at login, and your device will authenticate your identity securely.

Deleting a Passkey

If you need to delete your passkey, the process is similar. Go to ‘Passkey’ under the ‘Security’ settings and select ‘Delete a passkey’. Enter your password when prompted and confirm the deletion.


Passkeys offer a seamless and secure way to access your X account, reducing the risk of phishing attacks and unauthorized access. By following these steps, you can easily set up and use passkeys, ensuring your X experience is both convenient and protected.


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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: joseph@techlabari.com Twitter: @jakuuire
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