Get In-App Autofill with LastPass and iOS 12

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It’s an exciting day for iOS users with the release of iOS 12. And it’s even more exciting for iOS and LastPass users as this release allows LastPass to autofill usernames and passwords within iOS apps. No more copying and pasting required.  

You’re also now able to autofill in mobile sites in Safari and Chrome with fewer taps. This means you can fill in credentials anywhere on your mobile device, easier than ever before.  

When you open an app or visit a mobile site, the keyboard itself will offer your username or password as an autofill option.  

Thanks to iOS 12, Apple has caught up to Android which already offers autofill functionality. LastPass users can now autofill on all of their devices no matter the operating system.  

As you may already know, LastPass also syncs your information across all of your devices – making it even easier to autofill passwords anywhere – from your work desktop to your tablet. With LastPass, you’re secure at work, home and on-the-go.  

Let’s get you set up.

Enabling autofill on your iOS device 

To get started, you need to download iOS 12 and the new version of the LastPass app. If you already have our app, the newest version will appear in your updates tab when you open the app store app on your phone. If you’re a new user, you can simply search for LastPass in the app store.

Once downloaded, you need to enable LastPass to autofill for you. You can watch the How To video for details and follow these instructions:  

  1. Open the Settings app 
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts 
  3. Tap Autofill Passwords 
  4. Turn the toggle on to Autofill Passwords 
  5. Select LastPass from list 
  6. Unselect Keychain  

Now when you visit apps and sites, your usernames and passwords stored in your LastPass vault will be suggested as an option to autofill.  

How to autofill in iOS apps and sites 

Just open your app or site and you’ll see a bar above the keyboard that shows your login credentials. You simply click your username and LastPass will autofill all necessary information. The LastPass app will prompt you to authenticate with your Face ID, Touch ID or your pin. Then just hit enter, and then you’re logged in.  

For more detailed instructions on enabling and using the LastPass iOS 12 app watch the video below and check out our User Manual 

We have also removed the ability to browse within the LastPass app. Now, when you are in the vault and launch a site, it will launch on your default mobile browser. Since you can autofill in these browsers now, this experience will be much more streamlined.

Try it out and let us know what you think 

Stop reading and go give it a try. Here at LastPass, our goal is to protect our community’s online information, making passwords approachable and secure. We’re excited about this latest development from Apple that allows us to provide an even better mobile experience for our users.  

62 Comments

  • John says:

    This is what ive been waiting for. Thank you highly recommend it.

  • Megan says:

    Did you remove the in-app browser from the LastPass app, with this change? Because that browser allowed me to browse Facebook and my messages via m.facebook.com which was fully functional. Safari tries to force me to use the messenger app; and the mbasic.facebook.com is almost nonfunctional and looks awful.
    Why did you remove the in app browser?!

    • Leah Bachmann says:

      Hi Megan,
      We did remove the in-app browser. Now when you launch a site from the vault it will open in your default browser. Since these browsers now allow you to autofill, this should be a streamlined experience. I’m sorry for the trouble with your particular Facebook situation.

      Thanks for your question.

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