Enabling AutoFill Passwords with 1Password on iOS

Enabling AutoFill Passwords with 1Password on iOS

In this years WWDC, Apple announced app autofill - an API that will allow credentials to be filled in to applications in the same way as they are in websites - pretty sweet. 

Recently, the team at 1Password released version 7.2 of their 1Password application and this leverages the API beautifully. Once AutoFill Passwords is enabled for both iCloud Keychain and 1Password, it doesn’t matter where the password is stored, you can fill it in directly from the interface you are using which as many of you will know, is a real time-saver. 

To enable the feature, you must be using iOS 12. Once you are running it, simply head to Settings -> Passwords and Accounts

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Flick the toggle switch to enable AutoFill Passwords and then select the applications that you wish to enable the feature for. As you can see, as well as iCloud Keychain, I’ve enabled it for 1Password too. 

Now in the screenshot below, I’m attempting to log back into the Amazon application. It’s already suggesting the 1Password credentials that I have. If I press the key to the right of the password suggestion, it will list all credentials for Amazon that are listed in both iCloud Keychain and 1Password. 

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This is great and, even if you don’t use 1Password and rely on iCloud Keychain, it really leaves no excuse for using the same, weak passwords on multiple sites. Get secure people!