i-Change! Share passwords with anyone on iPhone: Know key details here

iCloud Keychain has got a major improvement with iOS 17. Know how to securely share password credentials with anyone on your iPhone using this new update.

| Updated on: Jul 20 2023, 15:49 IST
Apple iOS 17 public beta out! Check India-specific features
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1/7 Apple has released the public beta of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, enabling users to test these platforms before their official launch. These updates bring several India-specific features, enhancing the user experience on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  (Apple)
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2/7 Language support: Bilingual Siri experience in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 allows users to interact with Siri using a mix of English and Hindi, expanding language support for various activities. (Apple)
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3/7 iPhone keyboard: iOS 17 introduces transliteration keyboards for major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, facilitating seamless communication between English and regional languages. (Pexels)
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4/7 Quality of life updates in iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS include the ability to sign into Apple ID using a phone number and an extended call history feature in the Phone app. (Pexels)
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5/7 Full page screenshot in Safari: iOS 17 and iPadOS allow users to capture full-page screenshots in Safari, Mail, and Notes, with options to save them as images or PDFs. Additionally, message filtering options are available on iPad. (Pixabay)
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6/7 Punjabi text with a dictionary icon: The iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS updates feature a built-in dictionary in Punjabi, enabling users to easily access definitions of words and phrases. (Apple)
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7/7 By introducing these India-specific features, Apple aims to provide a more inclusive and personalised experience for its users in India. The public beta release allows users to explore and test these new functionalities before the official launch, creating anticipation for the upcoming commercial release on these platforms later this year. (Apple)
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How to share password credentials on iPhone with family and friends. (Apple)

iOS 17 brings a cool new feature called "Family Passwords" that lets you easily share passwords with your family members. It's a safe way to share your important passwords securely. This feature is a part of iCloud Keychain, which Apple has been improving to make it more useful for families.

What is "Family Passwords" in iOS 17 and How Does It Work?

"Family Passwords" is a feature in iOS 17 that allows you to share passwords with a group of trusted people. These individuals could be your family members or close friends. Sharing is done through iCloud Keychain, so it's protected and encrypted, according to 9to5Mac.

How to Set Up "Family Passwords" Sharing:

1. First, make sure everyone in your group is using iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or macOS 14 Sonoma.

2. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings -> your profile -> iCloud -> Passwords & Keychain. Make sure "Sync this iPhone" is turned on.

3. Also, in Settings -> your profile -> Sign-In & Security, ensure that Two-Factor Authentication is enabled.

4. Make sure you have the contact number of each person you want to share passwords with in your contact list.

Steps to Share Passwords and Passkeys:

1. Start your device's Settings app.

2. Scroll down and select "Passwords."

3. Verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode.

4. Then, under "Family Passwords," click "Get Started."

5. Tap on "Continue" and give your group a name. Then tap "Add People."

6. Search for and select the contacts you want to add to the group. Tap "Add" and then "Create."

7. Now, you can choose the passwords and passkeys you want to share with your contacts. Tap "Move" to add them to the group.

8. To notify your contacts, tap "Notify through Messages." This way, everyone in the group will have access to the shared passwords.

That's it! You have successfully set up "Family Passwords" and shared passwords with your family. If you ever want to stop sharing passwords, you can delete the passwords, remove specific contacts, or delete the entire group.

Remember to keep your iOS devices updated, as new features and improvements may come in future updates. Enjoy secure and convenient password-sharing with your family in iOS 17.

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First Published Date: 20 Jul, 15:07 IST