Apple has introduced new features for iOS 8 to help prevent it from being hacked again, including a new security feature that prevents users from creating or editing passwords, the company has announced.
The iOS 8 security update includes a new feature called iCloud Passwords that lets users choose whether they want to keep their iCloud passwords private or to share them with others, Apple said in a blog post today.
If you are a developer, you can now specify which iCloud passwords you want iCloud users to keep private.
If you are not a developer and want to enable this feature, you should do so by going to Settings > iCloud > Accounts and Security.
If your app uses the same iCloud passwords, you must also enable iCloud Passages on your app by selecting a new checkbox under the Password section of your iCloud settings.
The new iCloud Passids feature also prevents users of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from uploading or editing their passwords, and it prevents Apple from giving your app permission to share those passwords with third parties.
The company says the iCloud Passives feature will also help prevent iPhone and iPod Touch owners from uploading new passwords.
“You can also protect your passwords with the Apple Passwords feature,” Apple said.
“If you’re a developer who wants to enable the iCloud Password feature, check the Passwords checkbox in Settings.
If iCloud Password is enabled, Apple will send a message to all users to allow them to share their iCloud password with others.”
This isn’t the first time Apple has added security features to iOS.
Last month, it introduced a new system for allowing users to create or edit passwords.
Apple says the new Passwords system will also allow iOS developers to create new iCloud accounts, allowing them to create passwords that are not shared with others.
Apple’s iCloud Passcodes feature is available for all iOS devices, including iPhone and Apple Watch, and Apple says developers can choose which accounts they want iCloud user to keep secret.
Developers can then share passwords with others using the Passcodes option in Settings, and can also share passwords between users by creating new accounts for users who are not part of the same device.
Apple said it is also releasing the iOS 8 update on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m.
For iOS 8.1 and iOS 8, users will need to update to the latest version of iOS.