iOS 18 will have a native application to manage our passwords

iCloud Keychain would finally become a standalone app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Vision Pro

iOS 18 will have a native application to manage our passwords
iCloud Keychain would become an app in iOS 18

Apple would release its own app to manage passwords in iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15. This application would come to compete with competing alternatives such as 1Password. It’s important to note that this would be a big change, as iCloud Keychain is currently located in the Settings app.

iCloud Keychain is Apple’s password manager, but it’s just one more section within the Settings, making it difficult to locate and use. You can create a shortcut to access it with a single tap, but it would certainly be much better to have a dedicated app for it, considering that iCloud Keychain offers features such as 2FA codes or secure key generation, for example.

iCloud Keychain Would Morph Into An App In iOS 18

This new application would be based on the iCloud keychain, the section of Settings where all our passwords are stored. In addition, it would include all the features we currently have and would be compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Vision Pro and also Windows PCs.

In the application would be saved all our passwords, usernames, passwords for Wi-Fi networks and even Passkeys, keys that use our face and fingerprint through Face ID and Touch ID to access websites. It would also have the autofill function, which automatically inserts the information when we want to log in.

Apple would have several reasons to launch the iCloud Keychain app, such as making it easier to manage passwords and incentivizing users to use stronger passwords instead of always resorting to the same one, especially given that, although there is a function capable of detecting them, it seems that it is not being used properly.

Undoubtedly, a native application to manage our passwords would be one of the main novelties of iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15. No more needing to go to Settings to check your passwords. As I always say, our passwords deserve more than just being in a section of the Settings.



Leave a Reply