If you’re like me, you probably feel like you have a million things to log in to, and a million passwords for those accounts. And it seems like you always need to enter a password at the most inconvenient times. Like 10 o’clock on a Friday night, and you just remembered your credit card bill is due today so you need to log in now to pay it. But you’re out with friends and the password is saved on your computer at home, not your phone, so you start trying to log in with what you think is the right password. And then you enter it incorrectly a dozen times before your banking app locks you out and says you have to call customer service. And you feel like you could chuck your phone across the room.
We’ve all had our frustrations with passwords over the years. And the longer you wait to fix the situation, the more out of control it seems to get. So if you’re still experiencing password chaos, you need to download a password manager, today.
LastPass for iOS will get you headed in the right direction. Our app for iPhones and iPads is a convenient way to store and sync your passwords, so you always have them on hand even when you’re on the go. Whether you’re new to LastPass for iOS or have been using the app for years, here’s 7 things you should know about how our app for iOS can help you be more productive and secure, every day.
1. Fill passwords on Chrome or Safari
Yes, LastPass for iOS is a handy app for storing your passwords, so you always have them at your fingertips no matter where you are. But the app doesn’t stop there. Not only is there a vault where you can store any password or note, the app also has an extension to help you fill passwords on Chrome or Safari. So if you’re shopping from the browser on your iPhone or iPad, and you’re asked to sign in to an account to complete your purchase, you can just call up LastPass to fill that password for you. No guessing at your password, no entering the wrong password as you try to type on those tiny mobile keyboards. It takes less than two minutes to set up, and you’llsave yourself a whole lot of time and hassle.
2. Log in to other apps
Did you know LastPass can help you log in to over 200 apps? If an app you love has added support for LastPass, you’ll see a little icon in the login fields that you can tap to have LastPass fill your username and password. Top apps including Twitter, Evernote, Meetup, Slack, Trello, and Dropbox now work with LastPass. It’s just one more way LastPass helps you log in to your accounts quickly and efficiently. Get the full list here – and more are added regularly!
3. Quickly unlock with Touch ID
Of course you want some extra security for your LastPass vault. After all, you store some important stuff there. But if you don’t want to enter your master password or PIN every time you launch the app, turn on Touch ID instead. When you multitask back to the LastPass app you can just swipe your finger to unlock the app again.
4. Keep your notes safe
LastPass isn’t just for passwords. All those random cards and bits of paper you have floating around your purse or wallet make for lots of clutter. You can simplify by adding that information to LastPass in secure notes. Save anything from your insurance IDs to membership cards to your payment cards. That way you can just carry what’s essential, and you’ll know the rest is always there in LastPass if you need it.
5. Add an Emergency Access contact
With all we’re doing online, it’s likely you have to share passwords with others. It may be a spouse, it may be a child, or even a parent or a business partner. You may share passwords for paying bills, managing family finances, or even for streaming movies or music. But what happens if there’s an emergency? Would your loved ones have easy access to the passwords they’d need? Turning on Emergency Access ensures they can request access to your vault when they need it, and so you don’t have to worry about it again.
6. Sync to your Apple Watch
The only thing more convenient than passwords on your phone might just be your passwords on your Apple Watch. With the LastPass app you can view saved usernames and passwords, notes, and even your form fill profiles, all from your wrist. You can also search your vault or add new items at any time.
7. Multitask with Split Screen
We support side-by-side on iPads, too, so you can get to your vault without having to switch apps. The split-screen multitasking features that will allow you to use two apps simultaneously so you can more easily accomplish multiple tasks at once. The new features include two multitasking modes: Slide Over and Split View. Both are available in landscape and portrait orientation. See our article for more tips.
There are lots of other small ways LastPass for iOS will help you out. You can view passwords, copy passwords, share passwords, and even generate new passwords. Check out our user manual here to dive into more options and features available with LastPass for iOS.
Are you using LastPass on iOS? Let us know how it’s helping you be more productive and secure!