AirDrop passwords on iPad

iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 bring improvements to AirDrop, Apple’s proprietary peer-to-peer file transfer feature, which can now be used to wirelessly send any saved passwords or usernames from one iPhone, iPad or Mac to another.

This cool new feature in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave 10.14 is great for sending a saved user name or password to a nearby Apple device in a secure manner. You could even AirDrip a password to a friend this way as long as their device is within Bluetooth range. The feature may come especially useful to the types who don’t use any password managers or don’t synchronize their passwords through iCloud Keychain

An AirDropped password is automatically saved where it belongs, in your Safari passwords.

To see your website and app passwords, launch Safari on macOS Mojave 10.14+ and select Preferences from the Safari menu, then click the Passwords tab. On iOS 12, your website passwords are located in Settings → Passwords & Accounts → Website & App Passwords.

AirDrop problems?

Do you use AirDrop, and if not, why?

Provided your devices meet the necessary system requirements for Continuity, AirDrop should “just work.” If you encounter issues with AirDrop, be sure to consult our AirDrop troubleshooter.

TROUBLESHOOTER: AirDrop not working? Try these tips!

What are your thoughts on sending passwords via AirDrop?

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