Introducing LastPass for iOS 8.

By September 8, 2014 Mobile 96 Comments
Following Apple’s announcement of iOS 8 in June, we’ve been hard at work to bring the platform’s new security and authentication features to the LastPass mobile experience. Now with the impending release of the platform, we’re thrilled to announce the LastPass app will be available for iOS 8 with Touch ID integration and a Safari extension for automated web logins. This marks a tremendous shift in our ability to bring a seamless login experience to LastPass users on iOS.

The LastPass Safari Extension

iOS 8 now allows third-party apps like ours to integrate directly into Safari as an extension. Once enabled in the browser, this means LastPass can fill web logins instantly without a user ever leaving the browser. The extension gives direct access to the LastPass vault, so you can use stored logins or save new accounts in less steps.

Touch ID Integration

With the release of the iPhone 5S, Apple launched Touch ID, a new fingerprint identity sensor for authenticating on iOS. By touching the Home button, the sensor reads your fingerprint, allowing you to unlock your phone and authorize other actions on your device.

For added security, you also have the option to enable Touch ID to unlock your LastPass vault to access your stored accounts. While browsing in Safari and launching the LastPass extension, you can respond to the Touch ID prompt to authorize LastPass to fill a web login.

A New Mobile Experience

Together, the LastPass Safari extension and the Touch ID integration allow us to provide a more streamlined, secure authentication experience for our iOS users. We hope to see Apple continue in this direction and provide even more flexibility for third-party security providers on iOS.

You’ll be able to grab the LastPass app from the iTunes app store within the next few weeks, and we’ll soon have demonstrations of how these new features will work in the LastPass app. Note the iOS app is part of our LastPass Premium service for $12 per year.

96 Comments

  • Not working here either on official iOS8 GM, dead button also!

  • Matt Sims says:

    1Password have created an API for 3rd party developers to add 1Password compatibility into their own apps. Is this something that LastPass will be implementing? 1Password for iOS is free today, we need reassuring we aren’t going to be left behind the curve.

    • Casey C says:

      Agreed. I will be purchasing a password manager soon and am leaning towards 1Password right now because of the app integration in iOS 8. Really wish LastPass would comment on this. We need some more details and perhaps a timeline on this feature.

  • 若愚 says:

    Awesome! Click the middle button in the bottom, and click “more” in the second line, u will see Lastpass. Then enable it.So enjoy it.

  • 若愚 says:

    How can I enable the extension for Safari in iOS 8 of iPhone 4s? Or I must have an iPhone 5s so that I can use the new feature?

  • It works here. It doesn’t automatically tell you a login can be filled but when on an appropriate page and tapping the last pass icon, the extension does slide up and shows all of the available logins (which work). I do have TouchID enabled from inside the main app.

  • Anonymous says:

    Anyone get this to work yet on the iOS 8 GM?

    • Steve Lacey says:

      I’ve got it working for some sites. (more accurately, I’ve got it working for google’s mobile gmail site. Twitter and Southwest.com didn’t work for me at all.

    • Anonymous says:

      I haven’t been able to get it to fill in both user name and password fields on any sites I’ve tried so far (one or the other, but never both). Very disappointed.

    • Chandler Paris says:

      LastPass using Chrome is not working on Southwest Airlines either since they rolled out their new website a little over a week ago.

    • Anonymous says:

      +1, would love to see Southwest Airlines login fixed.