Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

One-touch toggle switches coming to Android 15

Although many artificial intelligence-focused developments came to the fore at the Google I/O keynote event, the new features announced during the developer sessions also attracted attention. New updates for Android 15 and Wear OS 5 aim to eliminate the difficulties users experience with passwords. These innovations aim to make the user experience smoother.

At Google's developer session called “Passwords and Identity Best Practices”, a feature that allows one-touch login to Android 15 was announced. While currently two separate screens are used to select an account and perform biometric verification, with this update these two screens will be combined into a single screen. In this way, users will be able to access their accounts faster and easier via face recognition, fingerprint or other screen lock methods.

From a developer perspective, this new feature will be automatically supported with new versions of Credential Manager available on Android 15 and above. Additionally, the Autofill feature will also show Credential Manager results in Gboard. These results will include passwords, passwords, and Sign in with Google options.

The process of re-logging into applications will also be simplified when a new device is purchased. With the “Restore” password feature, an application will be able to save a restore key in Credential Manager. This key will be stored locally on the device and can be automatically transferred to the new device when cloud backups are enabled. This innovation will eliminate the need for users to log in separately for each application.

Along with Android 15, Wear OS 5 will also have one-touch passwords

Wear OS 5 will also get passwords with the quarterly platform update. Thanks to this update, users will be able to use passcodes, passcodes, or Sign in with Google options from their wrists. Google stated that this feature will also be compatible with third-party password managers and cited Dashlane as an example. Considering that Apple Watch already has such authentication features, it is considered a positive development that Google offers a similar experience for Android smartwatch users.

These innovations by Google aim to make the user experience safer and smoother. Problems with passwords constituted a significant problem, especially in terms of security. These new features will enable users to access their accounts faster and more securely.

The new passwords feature is an important step for both Android and Wear OS users. Google's continuous improvement of user experience with such updates will enable technology to be used more efficiently in daily life. In this way, users will have a safer and more practical digital experience.

Danish Kapoor