Apple will not allow users to sign in to Epic Games using ‘Sign in with Apple’ starting from September 11. After terminating Epic’s developer account, Apple is now disabling access to other services such as ‘Sign in with Apple,’ Epic confirmed in a tweet.
Epic gave players a two-day heads-up for those who were using the ‘Sign in with Apple’ option. This is to ensure user email address and password are up to date, so they don’t lose access to their accounts. Epic also shared a link to details on how email address and password can be updated.
Apple will no longer allow users to sign into Epic Games accounts using “Sign In with Apple” as soon as September 11, 2020. If you used “Sign In with Apple”, please make sure your email and password are up to date. https://t.co/4XZX5g0eaf— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) September 9, 2020
If any player fails to update their credentials before September 11, then they won’t be able to log in with their Apple account. However, the account can be recovered manually, if players contact Epic Games, reports MacRumors.
‘Sign in with Apple’ lets users sign in to apps and services using their Apple ID. The feature was introduced with iOS 13 last year to offer better privacy protection through options like Hide My Email.
UPDATE: Apple has provided Epic Games with an indefinite extension for ‘Sign in with Apple.’ Epic is still recommending users to update their accounts as soon as possible.
UPDATE: Apple previously stated they would terminate “Sign In with Apple” support for Epic Games accounts after Sept 11, 2020, but today provided an indefinite extension. We still recommend you prepare your accounts now for “Sign In with Apple” removal. https://t.co/hUDCKcajGo— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) September 10, 2020