1Password, LastPass, Dashlane and More Updated With Support for iOS 12's AutoFill Password Feature

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Multiple popular password management apps for iOS devices have been updated with support for a convenient new iOS 12 feature, Password AutoFill.

With Password AutoFill, logins and passwords stored in third-party password management apps will be available throughout the iOS 12 operating system right alongside iCloud Keychain, letting you log into websites, apps, and more much more quickly.

1Password, LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, and Remembear all now support Password AutoFill features.

Setting Up Password AutoFill

Setting up a password management app to work with Password AutoFill will require you to go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > AutoFill Passwords to toggle on the AutoFill Password option while also making sure your password management app of choice, such as 1Password, is selected.



How it Works

The Password AutoFill feature lets a third-party app function just like iCloud Keychain, with your sensitive data protected but easily accessible within apps when you need your login information.

When you encounter a login field in an app or on the web, tapping in the entry field will display the stored username and password from your password management app if you've saved one right above the keyboard.

From there, you can tap the information to enter it into the app or website's login window, such as in the Spotify example below.


There are instances where your password management app does not have saved information entirely right or where you have multiple logins, like if you have multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts.

With Instagram, for example, when logging into the Instagram app, I see my two Instagram accounts listed in 1Password (my password app of choice) and I can tap either one to enter my login information.


For apps that your password management app cannot automatically identify, you will be able to access your entire password vault to find the login information that you need.

Where it Works

What's great about the Password AutoFill API is that it does not require developers to implement any kind of integration with your password management app to function, as was required in previous versions of iOS for this kind of functionality.

It works automatically in most apps and websites, with your password archive available no matter where you're logging in.


One-Time Passwords

When logging into apps and websites that require two-factor authentication, using a one-time password is also simplified.

If your two-factor authentication setup is linked to a password management app like 1Password, when you log into an app or website that requires two-factor authentication, your password is entered in the field and your one-time authentication password is automatically copied to the clipboard for easy pasting.


For apps that use your phone number for authentication purposes, iOS 12 introduces a feature that takes a code from an incoming iMessage and copies it to the clipboard, so two-factor authentication is simplified no matter the method.


Password AutoFill on Apple TV

Password AutoFill extends to the Apple TV using the continuity keyboard that permits the iPhone to be used to enter passwords and login information on the Apple TV.

For this to work, both the Apple TV and the iOS device need to be signed into the same iCloud account, and from there, the process is identical to using Password AutoFill on the iPhone.


In a text entry field, when prompted to use the iPhone to enter login information, passwords stored in a password management app and linked to Password AutoFill will be able to be entered on the Apple TV.

Note: tvOS 12 and iOS 12 are required for Password AutoFill to work on the Apple TV.

The Password AutoFill feature in 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass, and Keeper is available starting today so long as you've downloaded and installed iOS 12 and updated your apps.

Have you tried Password AutoFill? What do you think of the new feature? Let us know in the comments.

Article Link: 1Password, LastPass, Dashlane and More Updated With Support for iOS 12's AutoFill Password Feature
 
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travod

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What do you do when you want to log in on a non-owned by you device? Just gotta type in 40 digits?
 

avanpelt

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What do you do when you want to log in on a non-owned by you device? Just gotta type in 40 digits?
I always have a device with me that can access my 1Password keychain so I can type a password in on an “outside” device, if needed. I only have to do that two or three times per year, though. I’d much rather have unique, complex passwords for everything than easy passwords I can remember.
 

SimonTheSoundMa

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Apple missed not integrating 2FA code generator into iOS. I work in IT and so many do not want to install an app. Some demand SMS, SMS being very insecure as it is easy to intercept.
 
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randomnut

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This is such a half assed implimentation as it will only read from a password manager and not write. Still a hassle to go into LastPass, generate a new password and then save it when android will also capture and save it too.

Have to use lastpass(or any other 3rd party manager) since Apple won’t make keychain multiplatform so it’s useless to me.
 

ersan191

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The only thing that kind of sucks is it won't ask you to store the password if you enter a new one on a site or app - you'll have to manually add it through the 3rd party app (lastpass, 1password, etc) or on a desktop.

Still not a perfect solution, Keychain is Apple-only and 3rd party implementation is halfassed.
 
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hmark8

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The article oddly omits the major missing component with the implementation which is you can retrieve passwords from say 1Password but you can write to them. This is still a major win, but seems very odd Apple would go this far but wouldn't allow users to also generate secure passwords with Safari and save those to 1Password rather than keychain, since otherwise anytime you signup for a new site you need to go to a desktop computer in general.
 
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dgdosen

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Completely unaware this was coming. Total time saver. I like that it works across browsers... and apps!
 

KrisLord

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I’ve considered switching to 1Password, but £35 per year really is just too much for something iOS can do reasonably well.

I’ve no problem with paying for apps but this is feels considerably overpriced.
 

jclardy

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This is awesome, 1Password on iOS was already amazing before when you had to manually invoke it via the sharesheet. Now you just tap on the form field and you are in, plus one-time passwords on iOS too!

Definitely one of my all time favorite apps, and maybe my all time favorite iOS release. So many little things polished up.
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I’ve considered switching to 1Password, but £35 per year really is just too much for something iOS can do reasonably well.

I’ve no problem with paying for apps but this is feels considerably overpriced.
Ehh, I disagree. There are plenty of advantages to using 1Password - better password generation (For your horrible banking sites that have ridiculous requirements, like 2 different symbols), one time password generation built in (for two factor auth), multiplatform support (Only matters if you have non-mac/non-iOS devices, but for me it is essential so I can actually use my windows computer without having to type in 20 character passwords from my phone), family accounts to store shared secrets to everyone's devices.

If you are 100% Apple then you are probably right. But to me it is absolutely worth it just for 2 factor and being multi-platform.
 
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Sandman619

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This is such a half assed implimentation as it will only read from a password manager and not write. Still a hassle to go into LastPass, generate a new password and then save it when android will also capture and save it too.

Have to use lastpass(or any other 3rd party manager) since Apple won’t make keychain multiplatform so it’s useless to me.
1P is great at this. After registering a new login I open 1P through Safari & select create a new login in 1P & it will fill in the new login info so all I have to do is save it.
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Is there a reason to use these 3rd party password management apps instead of Keychain?
Yes. 1P has lots more festures than iCloud Keychain
 
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