How to Share Passwords using AirDrop in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Did you know that you could share your passwords with AirDrop on your iPhone running iOS 12? The process is not just fast but also highly secure. Head over to this hands-on guide to discover how this well thought out password management feature works:

With iOS 12, managing passwords has become plain sailing. Case in point, you can quickly share your passwords with AirDrop on your iPhone in iOS 12.

To offer an additional shield to my data, I prefer to use a secure password. I’m happy to know that Apple has introduced a more functional password management system in the latest iOS version. Considering how secure, fast and reliable AirDrop is, I won’t have any hesitation in sharing the secret keys using the notable file transfer system.

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How to Share Passwords With AirDrop in iOS 12

Note: You are allowed to share passwords between iOS 12 and macOS Mojave devices. So, ensure that your devices are compatible.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, tap on Passwords & Accounts ⟶ Website & App Passwords.

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Go to Website & App Passwords in iOS 12 Settings

Then, you have to enter your iPhone passcode to view the saved passwords.

Enter iPhone passcode to view saved passwords in iOS 12

Note: With iOS 12, you can instantly access all of your saved passwords using Siri. To do so, all you need to do is just invoke the personal assistant and say, “Hey Siri, show my passwords.” Then authenticate your identity to have view your information.

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Step #3. Next, you need to choose a login.

Choose a login in iOS 12 Settings

Step #4. Next up, tap on the password field and then select AirDrop.

Tap on password and then select AirDrop in iOS 12

Step #5. Now, select the nearby device.

Select nearby device to Share Passwords With AirDrop in iOS 12

That’s it! The password will now be sent as usual. Next, the receiver needs to tap on Accept in the popup to get it.

Thanks to the arrival of new password management API, dealing with secret keys have become more convenient than ever before.

To ensure you have extra safeguard, iOS 12 also suggests unique passwords. It provides a better way to create, keep and access the code words.

Another notable feature is that it works seamlessly not just in Safari but also in third-party apps. Even better, all of your code words are stored in iCloud Keychain and synced across your devices so that you can effortlessly access and manage them without any hassle.

The addition of “Password Autofill Extension” for third-party apps has further facilitated the password management. Hence, you can take advantage of password manager apps to transfer autofill passwords in other apps.

That’s it!

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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