Creating an account with a unique username and password has become an essential part of online existence. Which is great, as it keeps our accounts safe, right? Yeah – but the downside is keeping track of multiple passwords. How are you supposed to remember all the !@# or *’s you’ve used? Luckily, iOS devices offer convenient password-saving features that can help. Yay!
The built-in iCloud Keychain and AutoFill features found in most Apple products enable users to save usernames and passwords from any website, store them centrally, auto-fill login boxes when revisiting sites, and share the login credentials across all Apple devices.
Save Passwords Using Safari
- Firstly, the AutoFill feature needs to be enabled on your Apple product.
- Go to Settings > Safari > AutoFill. Toggle the switch and enter the necessary information to turn on autofill for credit cards and personal information.
- Next, turn on the AutoFill for passwords and logins by going to Settings > Passwords > Password Options > AutoFill, and toggle the switch.
- You are now ready to save passwords and use AutoFill in Safari. Open a Safari browser, navigate to a site and enter your username and password. When you press the login button, your device will automatically prompt you to save that password.
Save Passwords Using iCloud Keychain
By enabling iCloud Keychain, you can easily share your login information among multiple Apple devices. This eliminates the need to save login credentials separately on each device, ensuring that you never have to waste time searching for handwritten notes again. Woohoo!
- To activate iCloud Keychain, go to Settings > Your Apple ID > iCloud > Passwords and Keychain. Toggle the switch to sync your phone with your other devices, allowing you to start using Keychain.
- Once the login information has been saved, it can be managed under the Passwords section of the Settings menu.
There you have it! These are great options for storing your passwords in a secure way without the stress of needing to remember several password combinations.