Last Updated on Nov 19, 2020
Storing passwords in notes and spreadsheets is an old way. Now in iOS 12, you will get a password manager that will keep all of your passwords safe and secure. You can store even the hardest and unique passwords in the new iOS 12 password management system and log in and access securely in seconds.
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However, if you have set a password like “aBksHjHGklI” and if you want to share with someone then what will you do? There are more chances that the receiver will enter the wrong password or at the time of sharing you can mismatch one letter. Of course, if we share passwords with close friends and family members too. However, looking at these issues iOS 12 has made a lot easier to share passwords with others. You can share passwords using AirDrop directly. So from now, there are no chances of entering the wrong password or any problems.
Here’s how to share passwords via AirDrop between iPhone, iPad or Mac (iOS 12 & MacOS Mojave later)
iOS 14: How to Share Password using AirDrop on iPhone
AirDrop securely shares the password from one device to another device, you can use this platform when you want only to share the password for one time, so at least your friend or anyone could not use it for the next time unless he/she took the screenshot of the password.
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap Passwords.
- Tap on the website or account of which you want to share the password.
- Hit the Password and tap AirDrop.
- Make sure the receiving Apple Device’s AirDrop is enabled.
- When the AirDrop device appears on the iPhone, tap on it.
iOS 13 or Earlier: Steps on use AirDrop to share password on iPhone and iPad
- Step 1: Go to “Settings”.
- Step 2: Tap “Passwords & Accounts”.
- Step 3: Then click on “Website & App Passwords”. It will ask you to authenticate with Touch ID after then you can access passwords and usernames.
- Step 4: Now select the login of which you want to share the password.
- Step 5: When you see “Username” and “Password”.
- Step 6: Tap “Password”.
- Step 7: You will see two options “Copy” and “AirDrop”.
- Step 8: Tap “AirDrop”.
Mac: Share Password Via AirDrop On MacOS Big Sur, MacOS Mojave, or earlier
- Step 1: Launch Safari open Mac. From the top Safari, menu Click “Preferences”.
- Step 2: Next, click on the Passwords tab.
- Step 3: Unlock your “saved password screen using touch ID” (Touch ID MacBook) otherwise use Your Mac System’s password.
- Step 4: “Double click” on a saved password.
- Step 5: Click on the button airdrop to start share or send Password on the device.
- Step 6: Once you accept requests on another device, a device will save the password in the same safari password preference settings. And can be used just like the first device.
You can share passwords to any iOS device updates with iOS 12 and macOS updated with Mojave. Just like in iOS 12, MacOS Mojave also requires authentication. If you are using third-party applications like 1Password for storing passwords and API, then there is no need to use it from now if you have iOS 12 on your iPhone or MacOS Mojave on Mac. Apple is providing its new password management system in iOS 12. All of these passwords will be stored in iCloud, and you can access them from all of your devices.
Fix: Troubleshooting For Airdrop: Cannot share the Password with AirDrop
Most common errors and issues that we have seen while we use AirDrop for Copy password between iOS device and MacOS. “iPhone Cannot Accept passwords”. Follow the below fixes,
- AirDrop Must be Enabled to EveryOne before start share on iOS or MacOS Mojave
- Disabled Person Hotspot on your iPhone and iPad
- Turn off Do Not Disturb Mode, or Might be Do not Disturb while Driving Turned on
- Remove AirDrop from Restriction settings (on iPhone/iPad: Settings > Restrictions > Enter Passcode > Turn on AirDrop toggle)
- Turn Off and Turn on both Bluetooth or WiFi
- Force Reboot or Restart your Mac and iOS
- Disable Firewall on Mac or Antivirus on iOS device
- Both Devices (Mac and iPhone/iPad) Updated with iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave or later New.
Even you can ask Siri to supply you with the password. Just you have to say “Siri, show me my passwords” and after authentication by Face ID or Touch ID, it will show you every password located in iCloud Keychain.
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