Before the release of iOS 11, the process of entering a login and password looked something like this: the user opened 1Password (or any other third-party password manager), searched for the entry of interest in the desired safe, then copied the login, switched to the input field, then returned back to the password manager, copied the password , switched again and only then went through the authorization process. To us, these actions seemed extremely understandable, but incredibly inconvenient.
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With the release of iOS 11, the regular Keychain Access utility with auto-remembering and auto-filling of logins and passwords for site fields has been significantly upgraded. Now its capabilities have gone beyond the Safari browser and work in third-party applications.
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How to use a regular password manager on iPhone and iPad in programs and websites
one. Customize A bunch of keys on all necessary devices according to this instruction.
2. Open the app Settings and select “Passwords“.
After identifying the owner of the device, a list of all accounts, passwords (with the ability to view them) and web addresses will become available. So if you ever forget your account password, you can always look it up.
The username and password are editable. You can also remove websites linked to your account. You can add a password manually if you scroll down the entire list.
3. Open any application or site in which you need to log in. Let’s demonstrate using the example of adding an account in the Instagram application. After you put the cursor in the login or password entry field, an icon with a key will appear on the keyboard.
By tapping on it, you will be prompted to select one of the accounts (the main thing is that the data is in the Keychain Access on iOS, that is, along the path Settings → “Passwords”), after which the login and password fields will be automatically filled.
This option works not only in the Safari browser, but also in all applications where authorization is required (Facebook, Vkontakte, Instagram, etc.).
In addition, with the release of iOS 14, security recommendations appeared in the regular password manager. This feature automatically scans the user’s passwords and identifies cracked or weak ones among them. We talked about this feature in more detail in a separate article.