Let’s be honest, passwords are a pain to remember. Once you start racking up multiple online accounts, it can be difficult to keep track of all your logins.

There are several apps out there that act as password managers. iPassword takes things a step farther by acting as a virtual wallet and storehouse for any and all of your private information.

iOS has needed its own password manager for a long time, and hopefully we’ll see a system “Keychain” in iOS 5

Macgasm makes some great points about why iOS needs an integrated password manager so desperately,

My iPad is my main computer at this point, and I’m really starting to miss this functionality. Every time I need to remember one of my many complex passwords, I have to boot up my MacBook Pro and search Keychain. I just can’t easily get at my saved passwords while on my iPad or iPod touch. So, it seems to me that iOS is in need of a password manager that does the following:

  • Sucks in the passwords for apps and websites automatically
  • Allows you to access your saved passwords at any time
  • Stores the passwords securely

I couldn’t agree more about the need for some sort of native password storehouse. I’m not sure how such a feature would be able to interact with other third party apps, but if a password manager was developed by Apple, who knows how it deeply it could integrate.

It would be a dream come true to never have to type a full password into iOS more than once. I realize the need for security with the home screen lock, but I wouldn’t mind never having to re-enter a password in 90% of my apps. The option to maintain password restriction would still need to exist for sensitive data like finance apps.

The idea of a central storage house in iOS for all of my passwords and login information sounds incredibly useful.

What do you think? How do you think Apple could implement a password manager into iOS effectively? Share your thoughts below!

  • shrike1978

    Make it similar to the App Store where it makes you reenter your password after a period of time, only for the password manager, have a central password that controls the overall password store. That way, you only have to remember one password, and the system keeps up the rest. It’s not the most secure system in the world, but it’s much better than just ticking “remember password” everywhere.

    • Jon Garrett

      why would anyone want to trust apple with their passwords, especially as it relates to the app store. its already had its problems with peoples accounts being hacked and such.

      besides, I dont like apple’s business practices and anti-competitive behavior.

      no thanks, I’ll keep my own data.

    • Esquivo

      I like the Strike1978 suggestion 🙂
      I’m a user of lastpass.com and i’m very happy with it, is always in sync with the cloud. But is not integrated with other apps, we need to switch apps every time to copy the pass and then paste it in the target app.

  • Dodgerdeezy

    How about folders for pictures???I’d like to organize my iPhone pics

    • soccerkrzy

      Photoalbums+ in Cydia…

  • Doug

    This is something I really want. I use norton login manager on my computer and love it.

    I just don’t trust any third party password managers on the app store or cydia. If something was offered by apple I would definitely use it and would make using the iPhone just that much better

    • QuarterSwede

      1Password is a proven app on the Mac and has been for years. The iOS app is what I use. It’s only limitation is that you have to use te built in browser if you want to use the autofill functionality. Otherwise it’s a great library of all your synced passwords (Dropbox option) and secure accounts, CC’s, notes etc.

  • Adam

    Use Notes on your idevice to log your information 🙂

  • Dice

    Lastpass. On iOS, you can set an autofill bookmark to use in MobileSafari, and there are desktop clients for all browsers/

    • Curbed

      But the LastPass iOS apps suck for password management and are annoying to use. The fields are too small and copy/paste doesn’t always work. It’s glitchy and not at all as elegant as their other platforms.