In this digital world, you need username and login password for each website to manage your stuff. There are many third-party password manager apps are available to manage your password. However, Apple devices like iPhone make life easier by allowing you to save passwords in iCloud Keychain. Saved passwords are synchronized across all your device automatically and you can access them anytime anywhere. Did you ever wonder, how to share the saved passwords with someone in iPhone? Perhaps you wanted to share a website’s password to a family member, friend or yourself when using different Apple accounts. It is super easy and here is how you can share passwords in iPhone.
Requirements for Password Sharing
- Make sure both you and the receiver are using iOS 17 or later versions.
- Both iPhones are placed nearer within AirDrop range. Though AirDrop will continue to work through internet from iOS 17, you can start the transfer only when the devices are available nearby.
Received username/password details will be automatically updated in the “Passwords” section of the receiver’s device.
AirDrop Login Passwords in iPhone
AirDrop password sharing works between any two Apple devices in the nearby range. In this example, we share a website username and password details from iPhone to iMac.
- Open Settings app in your iPhone and go to “Passwords” section.
- Unlock the screen with passcode or Face ID for viewing the details.
- Tap and hold on a website name that you want to share. Select “Share with AirDrop…” option from the menu items that appear.
- Alternatively, tap on the website name to open its details and then tap on the share icon showing nearer to top right corner of the screen.
- This will show the devices nearby and tap on the device for sending the password details.
- You will see a “Sent” message below the device indicating the password is successfully shared through AirDrop.
Note: If you do not see the required device, simply hold your iPhone’s top on that device to initiate AirDrop.
Receiving AirDrop Passwords
- When password is received through AirDrop, “Passwords” settings will automatically open on the receiving device.
- Unlock the screen with password / Touch ID / Face ID depending on your device to view password details.
- A pop-up will show received password which you can edit or click “Done” to simply close the pop-up.
There are no options for the receiver to reject passwords shared through AirDrop. Though this is the same way it works for images and file sharing, the difference is that the received username/password for the website will be automatically stored in “Passwords” section (that is in iCloud Keychain). This means, they are synchronized and can be accessible across the devices through iCloud.
AirDrop Vs Group Sharing
Though AirDrop is a quick option, it helps to share password of a single site with one person at a time. You can overcome these limitations by creating a group and sharing passwords with the members. In this way, you can share multiple passwords to all members part of the group. In addition to viewing passwords, members can also edit the shared passwords which is the best option for sharing passwords with family members and friends. Learn more about password sharing with groups in iPhone.