Apple engineer explains how the incredibly useful Security Code AutoFill feature came to be


One of the most useful new features to come to iOS over the last several years has been Security Code AutoFill. Added in iOS 12, this feature autofills the security code authentication text messages you receive from banks, websites, and more.

On Twitter this weekend, an Apple software engineer has offered a fun look at how the feature was developed.

Ricky Mondello explains that the idea for Security Code AutoFill actually came about while software engineers were working “what we thought was a much more ambitious project.” At first, Mondello says the idea was tabled for later, but when the “more ambitious” project didn’t work out, they shifted focus:

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