Apple Needs to Make an iOS Password Manager

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!