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80% Devices in 2023 Are Already Passkey-Ready: Apple, Microsoft, and Google Pushing It Even Higherby@corbado
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80% Devices in 2023 Are Already Passkey-Ready: Apple, Microsoft, and Google Pushing It Even Higher

by CorbadoFebruary 10th, 2023
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Passkeys are the latest technological advancement in login standards. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are pushing passkeys as the new login standard. The current technical support for passkeys is already very high. In 2023, >80% of all devices will be “passkey-ready”
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Since the three digital leaders, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, are pushing passkeys as the new login standard, the current technical support for passkeys is already very high.


In this article, we will share our insights on the current data we gained over the past six months.

Passkeys are the new standard for authentication.

Passkeys are the latest technological advancement in login standards: Due to their technical concept, they are very secure by design and provide the best customer experience currently possible in logins.


The three big platform and operating system leaders, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, enforce passkeys as the new standard.

What does “passkey-ready” mean?

Passkey-ready means a device can create and use passkeys for authentication (e.g., via facial recognition, fingerprint scan, or PIN pattern). In general, there is a further distinction between passkeys that are available on a single device and passkeys that are automatically synced in a cloud account (e.g., via Apple iCloud KeyChain, Google Password Manager, or Microsoft account). In the following, we include both types of passkeys for the analysis.


The current technical support in practice is already very high, with over 80% of all devices supporting passkeys (see data below). All three major platforms have announced their full support meaning passkeys will be available on all new devices and thus will be available on most devices soon.

Apple’s Passkey Push:

  • Synced passkeys: available on iPhones with iOS 16+, iPads with iPadOS 16+, and MacBooks with macOS Ventura, Monterey, and Big Sur
  • Non-synced passkeys: available for iPhones with iOS 15+, iPads with iPadOS 15+, and MacBooks with macOS Catalina+

Google Passkey Push:

  • Synced passkeys: available on Android devices with Android 9+
  • Non-synced passkeys: available on Android devices with Android 7+

Microsoft Passkey Push:

  • Synced passkeys: available soon with a new Windows Hello update
  • Non-synced passkeys: available for devices with Windows 10 (activated Windows Hello) and Windows 11

In 2023, >80% are already “passkey-ready.”

To validate if the vast majority of your customers are "passkey-ready,” Corbado built a free tool that analyzes how many of your users are technically ready to use passkeys. Thereby, the following data is gathered and used for the analysis:


  1. WebAuthn support: the device and browser combination’s support for WebAuthn, the underlying technology of passkeys


  2. Platform auth support: the existence of a device’s built-in authenticator (e.g., Face ID, Touch ID, or Windows Hello)


  3. Conditional UI support: the device and browser combination’s support for Conditional UI allows to automatically fill in passkey, including the identifier in login forms, which is another significant advancement in authentication

In our demo, developer panel, and website, users have been able to test passkeys over the past six months. We have evaluated anonymous, technical data regarding their passkey readiness. Overall, the number of visitors was a medium-sized four-digit number in the analyzed months.


Based on that, the following insights were gained:


  1. Almost 100% of devices and browsers support WebAuthn. This was expected as mainly digital users with modern devices and browsers visited our services. Checking the raw data, there was just a tiny fraction (less than 0.1%) using an outdated browser or device.


  2. Platform auth support is available on 80% of the devices, and the trend is increasing. This was very interesting to see that most devices already have the hardware to use passkeys (e.g., facial recognition, fingerprint scanner, or PIN pattern). This also proves that a lot of desktop devices already support passkeys. We expect this number to increase as old devices are replaced over time.


  3. Over 70% of device and browser combinations support Conditional UI. From the data, it is evident that the support increased drastically when Chrome and Safari announced their support and made it available for all users (before, it was only available for developers, which explains the low support).


To sum these findings up: most (>80%) user devices are passkey-ready today (based on the visitors from our sites). We keep analyzing the data and expect platform auth and Conditional UI support to increase steadily over time.

Analysis of passkey-readiness for 6 months

Determine your users’ passkey-readiness with Corbado’s free passkeys analyzer.

To prove that the vast majority of users are "passkey-ready," we have developed a free tool that analyzes how many of your users’ devices are technically able to use passkeys.


As passkeys are the new login standard on the web, everyone offering some form of login should consider integration into websites and apps soon. If you are unsure how many of your users are passkey-ready, you can find out with our free passkey analyzer. It’s riskless and has no lock-in.


With two lines of code added to your website or app, you can start analyzing. The passkeys analyzer is fully GDPR-compliant, anonymous, and uses no cookies. It can be integrated in less than five minutes and has no impact on the user experience.


<script src="https://analyze.corbado.com/assets/bundle.js"></script>

<script>tracking.visit(window, PublicKeyCredential, pro-xxx)</script>


Start analyzing now and then offer passkey logins to these users.


Trust us: once they experience passkey, they will use and demand them.


Besides insights regarding passkey readiness, the passkey analyzer also provides data regarding total visitors and used browsers and operating systems.


Use our passkey analyzer and find out your users’ passkey-readiness!