Access ALL Keychain items in iOS?

indychris

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So I've been a user of 1Password since the very earliest days, and it has served me very well on both Mac OS and iOS. Now that they are really pushing so hard toward yet another subscription based service, I'm ready to bail. Safari does some of what I want, but my biggest frustration is that I have things like router passwords and other info stored in my Mac keychain that I can't seem to access on my i-devices. Is there any way to get to information besides simply website and app logins?

If not, do you have a preference for an app similar to 1Password that syncs across devices?

Thanks!
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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Keychain is shared across devices. So if you have a wifi password entered on your iPhone your Mac, iPad, Apple Watch etc should connect to it seamlessly.

If this isn't happening, verify keychain is turned on with iCloud on all devices you want to share passwords with. If they are try turning it off in iCloud and back on. Give it some time to sync. If that still doesn't do then log completely out and back into iCloud.

Keychain is pretty good in my experience. It remembers passwords for websites, apps, credit card info (minus the security code), and wifi passwords. Using Keychain Access you can see the passwords however you can not see wifi passwords that were shared to your iPhone from wifi settings of another iPhone (aka someone can allow you to use their secure wifi without you being able to know the password and without them manually entering, which is a nice feature I guess).
 

NoBoMac

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Same "problem" here, and answer is no, can't do it in iCloud Keychain.

So, I have been using mSecure for a number of years now. Types (logins, credit card, bank, license, codes, etc) and groupings for your items, secure notes, custom types, syncs between devices via cloud service of your choice, has a Mac client as well, works with iOS 12 password suggestions/filling. (ADD: pricing might be a turn-off, $30. I lucked out in that I used their previous version of the software and was given a loyal customer pricing of $10 for the new/current version).

Tried for a while an app called Enpass. Very similar to mSecure, no idea if works with new iOS 12 password suggestion scheme.

If wanting to go open source route, there is Keepass. Multi platform, an app or two in App Store that can handle that format.
 
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chrfr

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I’m not a fan of subscription apps, and I was resistant to paying for 1Password’s subscription after being a paid user for many years, but I switched to the subscription and haven’t regretted it at all.
 

0970373

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So I've been a user of 1Password since the very earliest days, and it has served me very well on both Mac OS and iOS. Now that they are really pushing so hard toward yet another subscription based service, I'm ready to bail. Safari does some of what I want, but my biggest frustration is that I have things like router passwords and other info stored in my Mac keychain that I can't seem to access on my i-devices. Is there any way to get to information besides simply website and app logins?

If not, do you have a preference for an app similar to 1Password that syncs across devices?

Thanks!
They are? I haven't heard a thing. Did they say that standalone would be unusable now? Mine still works great across 2 Macs and 3 iOS devices as it always has.

But to answer your question, no. Keychain items can not be accessed other than the passwords in Safari.
 

crawfish963

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I left 1Password years ago for LastPass. Looks like I made the correct decision. I'm sure eventually the free features of LastPass will disappear as well, but until then I'll use it.