You probably already use a password manager for your device or stick with iCloud Keychain. But if you have a lot a of saved logins and passwords in Firefox on your computer, the Firefox Lockwise app gives you those credentials to use on your iPhone or iPad.
The app is secured with your password, Touch ID, or Face ID and gives you adjustable settings to keep your details safe. Here, we’ll show you how to sign up, verify, and use Firefox Lockwise.
Firefox Lockwise for your Firefox logins
Download and sign into Firefox Lockwise
You can snag Firefox Lockwise for free on the App Store. It’s designed for iPhone and iPad.
After you download the app, enter the email address and password you use with other products such as the Firefox Browser, Firefox Monitor, or Firefox Send. You should receive a six-digit code to that email address. So grab it and enter it on the next screen.
Once you are logged into Firefox Lockwise, you can tap to set up AutoFill immediately or skip and do it later, which is super easy either way.
Use Firefox Lockwise
After you’re set up with the app, you should see a list of all your saved logins and passwords. You can sort them alphabetically or by recently used. Plus you can use the search at the top if you’re looking for a particular one.
Just tap to view any one of them, copy your username and/or password, or go directly to the website. You can also delete the login if you no longer use it.
When you go to a website, whether through the app or directly in your browser, you can tap to use Lockwise for those saved credentials just like you would with iCloud Keychain or another password app.
Adjust your settings
You have a few settings in Firefox Lockwise that you should take a moment to adjust before locking and closing the app. So, tap the gear icon to get started.
At the top of the Settings screen, you’ll see all of your Support options. So if you have a question, you know where to go.
Under Configuration, you have these options:
Account: Tap if you want to disconnect Firefox Lockwise. If you need to make changes to your Firefox account, you’ll need to jump online and open Firefox.
Auto Lock: Choose the time frame for locking the app after inactivity. You can pick from one minute up to 24 hours to never.
Preferred Browser: You can select from Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or another installed browser on your device for which you want to use with sites you open in Lockwise.
AutoFill Instructions: If you did not set up AutoFill when you logged in an verified the app, you’ll see the instructions to do so here.
The AutoFill setup is quite simple:
1) Open your device Settings and select Passwords & Accounts.
2) Tap Autofill Passwords and enable it if it’s disabled.
3) Select Lockwise from the list and deselect iCloud Keychain or your other password managers if you like. If you keep your other password tools checked, just be sure to select Lockwise for the credentials when logging into a site from your mobile browser.
Lock Now: When you finish using Firefox Lockwise, you can manually lock it here instead of waiting for the Auto Lock to apply if you like.
Wrapping it up
Firefox Lockwise is a handy app for those tons of saved logins and passwords you have in Firefox on your Mac. And if you open the app and tap a website to visit from the list, logging in is just as easy if you head to the site from your mobile browser.
Are you going to give Firefox Lockwise a try or do you plan to stick with your current password manager and move your Firefox logins to it? Let us know!