Microsoft has announced that starting early next year in January, you’ll no longer be able to access the Microsoft Authenticator app via your Apple watch. If you are not aware, it is an account verification app that lets you sign into your Microsoft account from any device using two-step verification.
Microsoft has further detailed that once it releases the January update for the app, you will no longer be able to access it via your Apple watch. The company said that it has decided to scrap the app from the watch because of compatibility issues.
According to Microsoft:
In the upcoming Authenticator release in January 2023 for iOS, there will be no companion app for watchOS due to it being incompatible with Authenticator security features. This means you won’t be able to install or use Authenticator on Apple Watch. We therefore recommend that you delete Authenticator from your Apple Watch. This change only impacts Apple Watch, so you will still be able to use Authenticator on your other devices.
Therefore, if you have the app installed on your Apple watch, you’ll need to uninstall it as it will no longer work. However, you can still access the app and all its features on your iPad and iPhone.