As long as you are using Google Chrome version 85.0 or later on your iPhone, it is possible to auto-fill Chrome passwords in other apps, including Safari. Without further ado, let’s go over everything you need to know about setting up and using Google Chrome passwords for autofill anywhere on your iPhone.
Install or update Chrome
You must have Google Chrome version 85.0 or later installed on your iPhone to start auto-filling Chrome passwords in other apps. If you haven’t installed Chrome yet, just go to the App Store, search for “ chrome ” and hit the Get button or the Download icon to install it.
If Chrome is already installed on your computer, it is best to update it before continuing. To do this, long press the App Store icon on the iPhone home screen, select Updates, and then install all updates for Chrome, if applicable.
You can also search for Chrome in the App Store and tap Update to apply the latest updates.
Sign up for Chrome
If you just installed Chrome on your iPhone, you need to sign in with your Google account. Start by opening the browser. If you already have another Google app that you’ve signed in to before, just select your Google account and tap Yes, I’m there.
Otherwise, open the Chrome menu, select Settings, then tap Sign in to Chrome to sign in with your Google Account credentials. Then, follow all the verification procedures – if you have enabled two-factor authentication – to add your Google account.
Synchronize your passwords
It’s best to confirm that your passwords are set to sync with your iPhone. To do this, go to the Settings pane of Chrome, tap Sync & Google services, and then select Manage sync. Next, make sure the switch next to Passwords is on.
Note: If you use a sync passphrase, you need to add it to upload and download browsing data to your iPhone. The browser will prompt you to do this automatically.
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Enable Chrome AutoFill
Now that you have finished configuring everything on the browser side, you need to conclude by integrating Chrome with the autofill feature on your iPhone. To do this, open the Settings app and select Passwords. Next, select AutoFill Passwords and choose Chrome from the list under the Allow Fill From section. Then press the Enable AutoFill button on the start screen.
Note: You don’t have to turn off iCloud Keychain or other third-party password managers that you have installed on your iPhone. You can continue to use them with the Chrome password manager.
Auto-complete Chrome passwords
You can now start to auto-fill Chrome passwords in other apps on your iPhone. When using Safari in particular, the browser automatically chooses a relevant password from Chrome, iCloud Keychain, or any third-party password manager that you have enabled in the autofill settings on your iPhone.
If you want, you can choose a different password by tapping the wrench icon at the bottom right of the screen and then select Chrome, Keychain, or another password manager.
When using other apps, a suggested password will appear at the top of the keychain on the screen. Just tap on it to auto-fill the password or use the key icon to choose a different password in Chrome password manager, keychain, or other password manager.
If you automatically fill in a Chrome password that is not present in iCloud Keychain, your iPhone will automatically ask you to save it.
However, you cannot save new passwords that you create directly in Chrome Password Manager. To work around this problem, you can go to Chrome itself, sign in to the appropriate sign-in portals by referring to the details stored under Settings> Passwords, and save them in the Chrome password manager when you are done. invites it.
The ability to autofill Chrome passwords in any app on the iPhone is a major lifeline, especially if you use Chrome a lot on other devices. It also allows you to continue browsing the web in Safari, which is much better than Chrome in terms of performance and privacy.
With that said, don’t forget to install the latest Chrome updates as soon as they become available. This should fix any known issues that may prevent you from auto-filling your Chrome passwords elsewhere.
Since you are effectively allowing iOS to access your passwords, you also need to keep your iPhone up to date to make sure things stay clean and secure.
Did you know you can set Chrome as your default browser on iPhone and iPad? Click on the following article link for our guide to help you do that.
Last updated December 14, 2020
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