One of the options we have available on iOS and macOS is to share passwords for websites using AirDrop. AirDrop is useful for many things and although it is true most uses focus on passing images or documents from one device to another, passing links from websites or even Passwords of all kinds stored on our iPhone.
It is good to note that distance is important in these cases and we need to have the iPhone, iPad or Mac nearby to pass these passwords, under the reach of Bluetooth or WiFi. If we meet this point It's easy to share saved passwords using AirDrop and today we will see how it is done.
The first thing we have to be clear about is that we need iOS 12 or higher and macOS Mojave 10.14 or higher. At least the requirements are clear and little else we need apart from having as we say one device near the other. To send site passwords we have to open the IPhone settings, access Passwords and accounts and click on Cons. of websites and apps:
It will ask us to unlock using the Touch ID, Face ID, etc., and then we enter the website and keep pressing on our name or password until the “Copy, AirDrop” option comes out and then we can easily share it.
In macOS Mojave 10.14 or higher we have to follow the following steps:
- We open Safari and select Preferences
- Click on the Passwords tab and then log in with the administrator password
- Double click on the password or name and we share
Actually everything is simpler than it seems and we can use this option to quickly share passwords between our devices. Once we have the password located and we share it with AirDrop, the other device will automatically open the settings and will lead us to the password section. After identifying ourselves, we can decide whether or not to add the new password to the keychain. A really simple function to use and very interesting to share passwords in a moment.
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