How to Share a Password in iCloud Keychain

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If you have a close family or a spouse with whom you share everything, you might be wondering if there's a way to share passwords safely and securely. Luckily, Apple has a built-in system that allows you to share passwords between selected contacts so everyone can quickly access important shared accounts. Here's how to set up Apple password sharing. 

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Create a Shared Group to allow certain contacts to access passwords saved on your device.
  • Share your passwords with trusted contacts safely and securely.

How to Share Passwords between Apple Devices

System Requirements

This tip was performed on an iPhone 12 running iOS 17.4 or later. Learn how to update to the latest iOS.

When you set up a Shared Group in Passwords, it allows you to quickly and safely share passwords between a few chosen contacts. It will not share your information with anyone you do not specifically choose. This is a great way to allow people with shared accounts to access the same passwords on different devices. This is also a great way to ensure that if the password ever needs to be changed, both parties receive the updated password information. If you like learning about iPhone security, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.

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  2. Tap Passwords.

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  3. You will be prompted by Face ID.

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  4. Tap the Plus button.

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  5. Tap New Shared Group.

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  6. Tap Continue.

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  7. Enter a group name.

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  8. Tap Add People.

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  9. Enter the name or phone number of the contact you want to add.

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  10. Tap Add.

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  11. Tap Create.

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  12. Once you've created the shared password group and the parties have accepted your invitation, you can share passwords by tapping the password group under Password Settings. 

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  13. To add another password to the shared password group, tap the plus button.

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  14. To add a brand new password to the shared group tap New Password.

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  15. You will need to fill out the website name, the username associated with the password, and the password. Tap Done to save. 

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  16. To add one of your existing passwords to the password group, tap Move Passwords to Group.

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  17. From here, tap the password you want to add to the group. Then, tap Move.

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And that's how to share passwords from any device between different contacts. 

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Author Details

Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.