LastPass for iOS Update: Rotation Support for iPad, More Security Options

By April 3, 2012 Mobile 12 Comments

In addition to incremental improvements of the overall functionality and user interface of the app, our latest update to LastPass for iOS provides more fine-grained control of the timeout and pin code options, and includes one of our most-heard user requests: rotation support for the app on the iPad!

Here are the specifics:

Logoff After Idle

Previously, you could enable the option to automatically logoff your account on close of the LastPass app. We’ve now added the option to automatically logoff when the app goes idle for a period of time, so even if the app is running in the background your LastPass session can still be killed after a period of inactivity.

To enable the setting, login to the LastPass app, tap the “More” button, and tap to the Settings menu. Select the “Never logoff when idle” option to set a time limit. The next time you multitask away from LastPass and pass the time limit, your LastPass session will end and you will be asked to login the next time you launch the app.

Require Pin After Idle

For those who find themselves frequently multitasking back and forth between LastPass and other apps, you can now fine-tune the use of the pin code option to avoid constantly re-entering it. Previously, users could enable the pin code prompt, and would be required to re-enter it whenever multitasking back to the LastPass app.

Now, you can enable the pin code prompt, but also select a time limit to delay re-prompting of the pin code. This will allow you to more easily copy-paste app logins or other data, while still protecting your LastPass account with the pin code prompt after the time period has lapsed.

When you tap the More menu to open the Settings menu, you can tap the “Require pin after returning from background” option to set a customized time limit.

Note that if the time limit enabled for the pin code reprompt is more than the time selected for the “Require pin after idle” option, the autologoff option will override the pin code prompt. You will then be logged off of the app by default and will be required to log back in as opposed to just entering the pin code.

Complete Rotation on the iPad

The LastPass Premium iOS app now supports rotation in the vault view and across all of our menus for increased functionality on the iPad. Part of our Premium upgrade, the app allows users an alternative for accessing data and logging in to sites via the iPad.

And more!

After logging in to the LastPass app, you’ll see that some of our graphics and menus have received a bit of a polish – many are now larger to make it easier to tap through options. We also continue to make improvements and bug fixes. For example, we’ve added support for mobile policies for Enterprise users, including enforcement of the pin code prompt, autologoff after idle, and disallowing the “remember password” option.

We’re working hard to bring more updates and improvements to our mobile apps and browser addons – stay tuned!

The LastPass Team


  • Jordan says:

    I’m with Dean. Please include the integration he mentioned. That would be huge.

  • Jebjshop says:

    Thnx for the update. As soon as I search for a website with in Last Pass it crashes and says no such website. (iOS version) so I have NO access to any usernames or passwords. I bought the paid version so needless to say I’m more than a little upset.

    • Amber says:

      If you continue to see these errors please report them directly to the team at support at lastpass dot com so we can investigate further with you.

  • CChane says:

    Kinda off topic I knowN but I need help. I’m curremtly being severely hacked- they’ve taken over my LastPass premium application and completely reconfiqured it- there’s even a spot on the app now for “force local login” and if I set a password that has say 10 characters they will either insert unicode control characters to make entering a password impossible or shorten up the password box in length so if my password is 8 characters, the box will only accept 7. I’m sure that you wouldn’t endorse hackers manipulating an application that is meant for security- please help me put a stop to thism

    Chris Chane
    Pleasant Hill Ca

  • haired says:

    Could you please add the ability to disable or change the language? Russian translation is awful! My eyes is bleeding every time I launch your app.

  • Dean T Rose says:

    Please Please Please create the ability to use the LastPass app / browser and INTEGRATE the ability to Sync Xmarks favorites with this browser.

    I either want to use Safari (on my iphone) or LastPass but Safari forces me to use the Bookmarklettes for whcih I’m constantly having to “Log In” to LastPass which defeats the purpose of a quick login. And the other (Last Pass) does not have all of my Favorites Sync’d.

  • Jack Weekes says:

    Will you also be upgrading the user interface on the android app?