Microsoft has started rolling out the public preview of the Microsoft Authenticator companion app for Apple Watch today, and you can try it out right now by becoming a Microsoft Authenticator TestFlight user for free. According to Alex Simons, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, the app will see a general release within the next few weeks.
The new Microsoft Authenticator app for Apple Watch supports Microsoft personal, work, and school accounts that are set up with push notifications. All supported accounts automatically sync to the Watch.
The companion app allows you to approve sign-in notifications that require PIN or biometric on your Watch without having to use your phone. To test drive the app, simply upgrade to Microsoft Authenticator v. 6.0.0+ on your phone and follow these three steps:
- Make sure your phone and Watch are paired.
- Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your Watch.
- Under the account title, tap the Setup button. If there’s no Setup button next to your account, no action is required! You can now approve sign-in notifications on your Watch.
When a notification comes to your Watch, you can easily approve with a quick tap. For more information, hit up this link.