The life of an iCloud Keychain user is pretty seamless. They can easily autofill usernames and passwords in Safari and in apps as well. In iPhone apps, the process happens automatically! Because the Face ID scan happens on its own, there’s no need to physically press a button either! Now, the same seamless experience will be available to users of third-party password managers like 1Password and LastPass as well!
There’s a new API in iOS 12 that lets third-party providers like LastPass to directly hook into iOS 12’s password autofill system. You’ll be able to fill in the username and password for any site where you have stored the credentials. One important thing to note is that this feature is only for password autofill. If you’re manually logging in to a new site, iOS won’t prompt you to save the details to LastPass (like it does when you’re using iCloud Keychain). In iOS 12, you can use up to two password managers at the same time.
The process is the same, no matter which password manager you use. We’ll use LastPass as an example, but the feature will work just as well with 1Password as well.
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Enable Third-Party Password Managers to Work with iOS 12’s Autofill Feature
First, you’ll need to make sure that the password manager of your choice supports the Autofill feature. LastPass and 1Password have already been updated to work with iOS 12’s Autofill feature.
Step 1: Open Settings -> Accounts & Passwords -> AutoFill Passwords and then enable the feature.
Step 2: Tap on the LastPass option below to enable it (or the password manager you’re using). LastPass recommends that you disable iCloud Keychain for the best experience, but you don’t have to do that.
Now, LastPass’s AutoFill integration is active.
Open the LastPass app, log in with your credentials and make sure all your logins are updated. If you don’t find any logins in there, you can manually add them by tapping the + button.
How to Autofill Passwords Using LastPass or 1Password
Now, let’s see the autofill feature in action.
Step 1: Open an app or website where you already have the login details saved in LastPass (or the password manager you’ve enabled from Settings).
Step 2: Tap on the Username field and you should see an auto suggestion for the website above the keyboard or instead of it.
Step 3: If you don’t see a suggestion, you can tap on the little key icon. This will open LastPass with a list of all saved logins. You can select a login from here and it will be auto-filled in the page.
And that all there is to it. Use the LastPass website or the 1Password app on your iOS device or your Mac to add logins. Then autofill them on iOS seamlessly!
Your Password Management Workflow
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