A couple of days ago, Apple released the very first stable built of iOS 12 which is similar in aesthetics to iOS 11 but contains numerous performance, battery life improvements, and security updates, in addition to added functionalities within some apps. Among all the new features, the one which I am going to talk about is the ability to share passwords via AirDrop. If you have been in the Apple ecosystem for some years now, you must have heard of AirDrop.
It is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.’s macOS and iOS operating systems, introduced in Mac OS X Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) and iOS 7, which enables the transfer of files among supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, without using mail or a mass storage device. There is no restriction on the size of the file which AirDrop will accommodate. AirDrop uses TLS encryption over a direct Apple-created peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection for transferring files. The Wi-Fi radios of the source and target devices communicate directly without using an Internet connection or Wi-Fi Access Point.
With this added functionality, it is easier than ever to share passwords. If you are someone who is on iOS 12 and wants to take advantage of this super useful feature, here is how you can to do it.
- Open the Settings app and tap on Passwords & Accounts.
- Next, tap on Websites and Passwords.
- Now, from the list of services available, tap on the required service whose password is to be shared.
- Tap and hold on the password until a pop-up menu appears on the screen. As soon as the menu appears, tap on AirDrop.
- Now, tap on the required iOS or MacOS device to share the password via AirDrop.
Congratulations! You just shared a password via AirDrop.
This is the easiest way to share passwords of various services within the Apple Ecosystem. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.