iPhone users who prefer to save their passwords in the Google Chrome browser can now autofill those saved passwords to other applications, and it’s pretty easy to use after it has been set up. Apple has its own password manager built into the iPhone’s software which connects to iCloud, allowing users to sync their passwords across the company’s devices. It is a convenient way to manage passwords, but there are a few reasons that someone might want to use Chrome as their password manager. Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and desktop users likely have many passwords saved already. Now, these saved passwords can be used to sign into other applications with ease.
Before this functionality was possible on iOS, there were other workarounds that allowed users to enter saved passwords in Chrome to other applications. First, while within the Chrome app, any website loaded could be automatically signed-into using a saved password on a user’s Google account. For other applications, Chrome could be used as a traditional password manager. On the chrome desktop and mobile applications, users can view their saved login information and use those keys to login to other sites and apps. It isn’t as convenient as autofill, but it was a better alternative than remembering each and every password. Since Chrome is now compatible with autofill on the iPhone, the process is even easier.
It is important to understand how to save passwords to Chrome’s password manager before setting up autofill on the iPhone. Any time a website is loaded and logged into, Google Chrome prompts the user to save the password across all of their devices. To save a password to Chrome’s password manager, simply type ‘Save‘ when the prompt is displayed. However, it is also possible to save a password to Chrome without signing into a website. After opening the Google Chrome app, tap the ‘…’ icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen and select the Settings gear icon. Tap ‘Passwords‘ and select ‘Add‘ at the bottom left of the screen. Then, enter the website, username, and password to save the information in Google Chrome. Any password that is saved in Chrome can be accessed throughout iOS, after following the steps below.
Setup Google Chrome Autofill On IOS
To sign into other applications using saved password in Chrome, users must enable that feature in the iPhone’s settings. Open the Settings app on iPhone, and navigate to the ‘Passwords‘ tab. Unlock the iPhone using either a biometric or a password, revealing the full ‘Passwords‘ page. Select ‘Autofill Passwords,’ and ensure the toggle is switched on. Then, select ‘Chrome‘ from the options below and follow the on-screen prompts to finish setting up autofill. After these steps are completed, it will be possible to view and automatically enter saved passwords from Chrome throughout iOS.
Signing into other applications with passwords from Chrome won’t be as simple as native iCloud passwords, but it is still fairly easy. After navigating to the application or website a user wants to sign in to, select the username or password field to open up the keyboard. Directly above the iPhone keyboard, there will be a bar displaying any saved passwords for the application and a key icon. To view passwords saved with Chrome, tap the key icon and follow the prompts to unlock the iPhone. Then, select the correct username and password combination, and it will be used to automatically sign into the application or website. For users who already have a ton of passwords saved with Google Chrome, the ability to autofill saved passwords on iOS is a convenient time-saver.