ProtonMail Gets Touch ID Support for Unlocking Encrypted Messages

Back in March, encrypted email startup ProtonMail exited web-only beta service and released native apps for iOS and Android, offering end-to-end encrypted email service to mobile users. Today, the ProtonMail iOS app has received a significant update, allowing users to unlock encrypted mail by simply using Touch ID instead of having to use both their login and mailbox passwords. Users can also add a PIN number on top of that if they want an extra layer of security.


In addition to getting Touch ID support, the app now also supports attachments from iCloud and other third-party storage apps. There is also a new option to automatically show images in messages and password manager, in addition to minor bug fixes and performance enhancements. Paid ProtonMail Plus account holders also get the ability to edit mobile signatures.

What’s New in Version 1.2.3

  • TouchID integration
  • Auto Lock Setting
  • Password manager support for iOS
  • “Show images” from the message view
  • Mobile signature editable for plus users
  • Phone verification (SMS) for new users
  • Support for adding attachments to messages from iCloud and other third party storage apps

You can grab the app for free using the following App Store link:

Download ProtonMail for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

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