How to Share a Password Securely with AirDrop

Wondering how to share a password from iPhone to iPhone or to an iPad or Mac? If you want to let someone else watch your Netflix account, or log in to a website to view your shopping list, sharing the password safely and accurately can be a real pain. Especially if you are using longer, more secure passwords. But you don't have to type and text the password or read it out loud to the person you're sharing it with. The easiest way to share a password securely is by using AirDrop. This tip will show you how to share a password iPhone to iPhone or to other Apple devices, without any mistakes. Let’s get going with how to use AirDrop for password sharing on the iPhone.

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How to AirDrop a Password from iPhone to iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Select Websites & App Passwords.

  4. The saved passwords for your apps and websites are listed alphabetically.
  5. Scroll through or use the Search bar and tap the name of the account you want to share.
  6. Tap Password.

  7. Select AirDrop.
  8. Now, tap the contact or device you want to share your password with.

Your contact will receive a prompt, followed by the password you’re sharing. That’s all there is to it!  In addition to passwords, you can also share photos using AirDrop. AirDrop is a fast, accurate, and secure way to share items from your iPhone with your family and friends.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.