Password management company LastPass has announced some new features for iOS users that should solve some major headaches.
The company has revealed that iOS users with the LastPass Safari extension installed on their iPhone or iPad will now be able to create, save, and fill in their login credentials directly on a third-party website or in a request form field.
Online forms can now also be automatically filled in, eliminating the need to constantly open the password manager app (it opens in a new tab) and copy/paste content. Additionally, users will now be able to generate a new secure password by completing registration forms. LastPass said that this new feature is now available as Apple has implemented the necessary technology for its platform.
New Features Coming This Summer
“Our customers have asked for and anticipated a simplified save and complete experience and we are confident that the new feature will dramatically improve their experience by having the full power of LastPass on a mobile device, right at their fingertips,” said Dan DeMichele, Vice President of president. product management for LastPass.
For now, the new feature is only available on terminals and iOS devices with the Safari plugin. However, during the summer, the company will expand it to include desktop users, as well as other browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox.
For the best mobile experience, LastPass says customers should enable autofill in their mobile device settings and enable the LastPass iOS Safari extension.
The news comes just days after Apple announced Passkeys, a new feature described as a "next-generation credential that's more secure, easier to use, and aims to replace passwords forever."
Access keys use "strong cryptographic techniques and on-device biometrics" to ensure account security, the company explained at WWDC 2022, and users simply need to use TouchID or FaceID to access authentication with a new web app. mobile application or service to create a password (opens in a new tab).