Password management company LastPass has announced new features for iOS users that should solve some of the major headaches.
The company revealed that iOS users who have the LastPass Safari extension installed on their iPhones or iPads will now be able to create, save and fill in their login credentials directly from a website or third-party application form field.
Autofilling of online forms was now also possible, eliminating the need to constantly update password management (opens in new tab) app and copy/paste the content. In addition, users will now be able to generate a new strong password when filling out registration forms. LastPass said that this new functionality is now available because Apple has released the necessary technology on its platform.
New features coming this summer
“Our customers have requested and anticipated a streamlined save-and-fill experience, and we’re confident the new functionality 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 Product Management for LastPass.
For now, the new functionality has only arrived on iOS endpoints and devices with the Safari add-on. However, over 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 autocomplete in their mobile device settings and enable the LastPass Safari iOS extension.
The news comes just days after Apple announced Passkeys, a new feature described as a “state-of-the-art credential that is more secure, easier to use, and aims to replace passwords forever.”
Passwords use “powerful cryptographic techniques and device-embedded biometrics” to keep accounts secure, the company explained during WWDC 2022, with users simply needing to use TouchID or FaceID to authenticate to a new web app, mobile app. or service to create a passkey (opens in new tab).