With the launch of the iPhone 15 series, Apple also introduced iOS 17, packed with features designed to simplify your tech interactions. One notable update in iOS 17 is a revamped method for sharing contacts and passwords with your family.
Everyone is familiar with iCloud Keychain. This time, iCloud Keychain has undergone a significant upgrade in iOS 17, offering the capability to effortlessly share contacts and other data with anyone. Continue reading to learn how to share passwords on an iPhone using iOS 17’s new iCloud Keychain feature.
Apple is diligently working on family sharing features. Last year, we saw the iCloud sharing features that made it easier to manage family photos and videos.
This time, in iOS 17 (as well as iPadOS 17 and macOS Sonoma), the iCloud Keychain features have been enhanced. They now have the added capability of sharing passwords (and passkeys) that Apple terms as “Family Passwords” – though you can share them with anyone.
How to use Family Passwords in iOS 17
To use Family Passwords in iOS 17 you have to make sure that their iPhone Must have the latest iOS 17 in it.
- Make sure you have updated your iPhone to iOS 17. ( iPhone models compatible with iOS 17 )
- In Your iPhone open the Settings app.
- Click on Passwords.
- You will find Family Password below Click on Get started
- Now Add People With Which You Want To Share Passwords.
- Now choose the passwords (or passkeys) you’d like to share.
- Click on Move on the Top Right Side.
You’re all set! Now you can send a message to the person or people with whom you’re sharing passwords. Everything is set up, and others who join can also share passwords if they wish.
Here’s how Apple describes the “Family Passwords” sharing feature as an additional feature in iOS 17:
“For easier and more secure password and passkeys sharing, users can share passwords with a group of trusted contacts. Everyone in the group can add and edit passwords to keep them up to date. Since sharing is through iCloud Keychain, it’s end-to-end encrypted.”
Sharing passwords across Apple devices makes iCloud Keychain more convenient than ever, and it’s now more competitive compared to paid password managers. Are you excited about this new capability? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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