IOS has long had a “Keychain” – a very convenient password manager that not only generates and stores them in a safe place, but also checks for reliability. Because of its convenience, many users have opted to ditch third-party password services like LastPass or 1Password. However, in some cases, the Keychain is inapplicable: either Safari does not recognize the password string when registering, or you are using a different browser with which it does not work. So, you need to somehow get out of the situation.
Using a third-party password manager is not a priori method for everyone. Firstly, it requires download and registration, and, secondly, some of the managers are distributed exclusively by subscription, and many will not want to pay for something that has always been free. But since it will most likely fail to make the “Keychain” to work where he does not want to work, there is almost one only way. It consists in using a special command that generates strong passwords, allowing them to be stored in the Keychain.
How to generate a strong iOS password
The command that will be discussed below is just a random password generator consisting of 20-digit combinations of letters, numbers and other symbols. It does not automatically save them, but it does allow you to do it manually.
- Download the app “Quick commands” from the App Store;
- Go to “Settings” – “Quick commands” and enable “Unreliable commands”;
- Open the “Share” menu in your browser, click on Generate Password and wait for the password to be generated;
- Place the cursor on the password entry line and insert the generated combination.
For security purposes, the password generated by Generate Password is only stored on the clipboard for 10 minutes and then deleted. This time should be enough for you to save it in the Keychain.
- To do this, go to “Settings” – “Password”;
- Go through authorization and click the “+” button;
- Fill in the fields “Website”, “Name”, and insert the generated combination into the line “Password”;
- Click Finish to save the new position.
However, if you do not want the password to be stored in the clipboard, you can change this time to a minimum. This can be done in the command settings.
Secure iOS password
Unfortunately, the password generated by the Generate Password command cannot be automatically saved in the Keychain. This is most likely due to technical restrictions that Apple has set for security purposes. After all, if any team has access to passwords, protection clearly from this can seriously suffer. Therefore, the developers left saving the password to the “Bundle” at the discretion of the user. Moreover, the command can be used not only in Safari.
Situations often arise when the password entry line on sites is not recognized not only by Safari, but also by other browsers, incl. Chrome. Therefore, you can use the Generate Password command in any browsers. It will work regardless of the solution you choose. Just go to the share menu and activate the command in the list of available actions. Further, the algorithm of your actions can be exactly the same as described above or differ depending on what you need.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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