How to change password managers on iPhone

We will guide you through the process of changing password managers using 1Password
An undated image showing password. — Pexels
An undated image showing password. — Pexels

Passwords are universally disliked, but everyone loves the convenient autofill feature in browsers that automatically enters forgotten passwords. Apple devices utilise the secure Keychain storage system for autofilling passwords, but users have the option to use a third-party password manager instead. 

For those who use both Windows and Apple devices, a third-party cross-platform password manager is highly recommended. However, changing password managers on an iPhone may not be obvious, but it's actually quite simple. 

We will guide you through the process of changing password managers using 1Password; the same steps can be applied to any third-party password app that supports autofill.

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Here's how you can change password managers on iPhone

Follow the steps provided below:

Step 1: Install our new password manager

  • Start by installing the password manager of your choice from the App Store. 
  • Follow the prompts to create or log in to your account. 
  • Your password manager then prompts you to go directly to the password autofill settings in the Settings app.

Step 2: Access your password settings

  • In the Settings app, tap on Passwords.
  • In the Passwords menu, tap the second item, Password Options.
  • In the Password Options menu, make sure that Autofill Passwords and Passkeys is switched on (green).

Step 3: Enable autofill and authenticate yourself

  • In the same menu, under Use Passwords and Passkeys From, look for a list of apps that support password autofill. 
  • The first item shown is iCloud Keychain. It is likely switched on, and unless you have a good reason to turn it off, you can leave it on.
  • To enable autofill from 1Password, slide the toggle next to 1Password to the right, making it green. 
  • Your phone then prompts you to authenticate yourself, and when 1Password displays a message saying that autofill is enabled, you can start using it in your browser.
  • The next time you log in to a website on Safari, 1Password will prompt you to use your saved password for it.