How to share passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12

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Is this gentleman about to share a password using AirDrop?
Is this gentleman about to share a password using AirDrop?
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iOS 12 adds the ability to share passwords via AirDrop, which is super-duper useful. Maybe you want to send your Netflix password to your spouse so you can watch a movie on his iPad, or maybe you need to share the password you just created for the local grocery delivery service.

In short, any situation in which you previously used a service like 1Password or Dashlane to show your password in large type so somebody else could copy it, you can now use AirDrop instead. Here’s how.

Celebrate World Password Day with Dashlane [Deals]

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This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
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Using a password manager is a great way to make your online logins and forms easier and more secure. It organizes and deploys all of your login information from a central, secure location. So when you log in somewhere, you can save time and worry in keeping your passwords strong and secure.

How to use iCloud Keychain to sync passwords across Apple devices

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Setting up iCloud Keychain is extremely straightforward and easy.
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Nobody likes having to type a password every time they need to sign in to a website or service. iCloud Keychain is Apple’s take on simplifying password management across the Mac, iPhone and iPad. It securely stores your user names, passwords, and credit and debit card details, then auto-fills fields when required. It can also generate strong passwords and sync Wi-Fi credentials.

If you’re deep into the Apple ecosystem, it might be a good idea to start using this handy feature. Before we dive in to use it, let’s have a look at all the features of iCloud Keychain.