How to share a password via AirDrop in iOS 12

How to share a password via AirDrop in iOS 12

In iOS 12, the password management system was significantly updated generating reliable passwords has become easier, password autocompleting has improved, and support for third-party applications and services has been added.

Obviously, Apple wants you to use trustworthy passwords generated by its own algorithms. Now it’s easier to share a password via AirDrop, you can send the password to any Apple device nearby.

We’re talking about Apple, so the password is not sent as plain text. It appears immediately in the iCloud Keychain device. The function works only on devices with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave.

How to share a password via AirDrop in iOS 12

Step 1: Go to Settings and select Passwords and Accounts.

Step 2: Select Site and Software Passwords. You can also tell Siri “show my passwords” to open the same page.

Step 3: Sign in with your Touch ID, password or Face ID.

Step 4: Select an account from the list.


Step 5: Hold down the Password line and select AirDrop.


Step 6: From the AirDrop menu, select the contact with which you want to share the password.

The password will be sent to the device you selected.

Here we are talking about how to share regular passwords from accounts, but iOS 11 has the ability to share passwords from Wi-Fi “through the air.” The user simply needs to open the Wi-Fi authorization screen and bring his device to yours. After that, the system will do everything itself, and you do not even have to say your password aloud.

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