iOS 18 Password App

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Zonker
Zonker
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edited June 10 in Lounge

Password app may just be the death knell for 1P on iOS. Looks almost like they cloned 1Password

"The rumors are true. Apple is adding a dedicated passwords manager app to most of its operating systems. These include macOS, iPadOS, visionOS and iOS. It’ll even work on Windows by accessing the Passwords app via iCloud. That’s pretty neat. There are way too many passwords out there.

The first-party service is powered by iCloud Keychain and will compete with some heavy hitters in the space, like LastPass and 1Password. The simply-named Passwords app will be able to list various user logins and categorize them based on service type. For instance, banking passwords would be grouped differently than social media passwords. The app will also allow users to bypass manual password input by leveraging Face ID, Touch ID and autofill.

It’s worth noting that Apple already had a password manager, but it’s not exactly beloved and has been buried in the settings page. This new app, however, is quite a compelling option for those tied into the Apple ecosystem. The company didn’t say if the app was free or if it would require a monthly subscription."


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  • kzolnowski
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    It's not iOS only. Using 1password in Safari is really pain in the ass these days and I hope Passwords app will fill this gap :)

  • Zonker
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    Correct, it's all Apple platforms plus Windows... pretty much covers all of the platforms I use, and I imagine that most people use.

  • ajahn
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    edited June 11
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    Yes, but will it allow for multiple sharable vaults? Our family of 4 uses the family version and I have created a shared vault that my wife and I can use, of course, we can all share in the "Shared" vault. Also, I don't think the Apple Passwords will allow us to attach files like in 1P. I would love to save the money, but the current yearly deal I get with 1P Family can't be beat. Once that deal ends and I have to pay the full price, I may change my mind. But I am definitely a 1P fanboy from way back. Also, will it support Google Chrome? There is no way i will switch to only using Safari

  • mirv
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    I am also a 1P fanboy from way back - I use it for everything. But it's hard to beat free, even if there are not quite as many features. I want to see exactly how many features and what else I would be giving up by switching. It's kind of a pain to test a second password manager - how would you transfer your vault of data from 1P to "Passwords"?

  • ajahn
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    edited June 12
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    I'm sure 1P will be one of the apps that will import into Passwords. But you're right, how will that work? I only use Apple products and so does my family. I do like having the family shared vault. I'm sure Apple won't offer that, but who knows?

    I did a search and it looks like the current (iOS 17) supports sharing passwords using the current Keychain, so I'm guessing this will be available for Passwords.

  • danco
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    As a single user whose devices are all from Apple, it will be interesting to see what 1PW offers over Apple's Passwords. One thing might be the way 1PW acts as an authenticator for TOTP.

  • XIII
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    One thing might be the way 1PW acts as an authenticator for TOTP.

    Apple's Passwords app supports 2FA (TOTP).

    I won't switch though; the 1Password developer tools are great!

  • Pleonasm
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    Kudos to 1Password for allowing this discussion of a competitive product to occur on its own community forum.

  • Ken Ng
    Ken Ng
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    Maybe 1Password will finally be more competitive with its pricing.