1Password brings AutoFill support to Safari on iPhone and iPod touch!
Every iPhone and iPod touch user has cringed when they realized that Mobile Safari does not remember web site logins. Coupled with the fact Copy and Paste is nonexistent on the iPhone, users were forced to type their login information every time they wanted to access any password protected site.
The latest version of 1Password has the ability to sync to iPhone/iPod touch which will store all login information as a bookmarklet. When opened, this bookmarklet will allow automatic login into any website.
From a Mac to the iPhone
Syncing everything from you computer to an iPhone is dead simple. From within the 1password application click on the "Sync to iPhone" icon in your toolbar and choose an access code to encrypt your data. Your encrypted 1Password data is then stored into two Safari Bookmarklets, which is a standard bookmark, but instead of containing just an address, it contains the entire web page. Next time you sync your iPhone make sure "Sync Safari Bookmarks" is checked under the Info tab in iTunes and you're all set!
Mobile Safari AutoFill in Action
After browsing to a password protected website that requires you to login, simply bring up the Bookmarks menu and select "1Password Logins" to bring up the 1Password AutoFill window, as shown here:
Keeping Your Information Confidential and Secure
All the confidential information stored within the bookmarklet is encrypted using Strong Cryptography (448-bit Blowfish encryption) and can only be accessed once the correct Access Code is entered. The confidential information is decrypted within Safari on the iPhone and no communication with the 1Password web servers is required. Best of all, no iPhone hacks are required!
This automatic login capability allows you to use Strong Passwords and no longer worry about typing them while surfing on the iPhone/iPod touch.
You can also find a fantastic complete guide to using the new feature on iLikeMyiPhone.com.
All Your Secure Data ... Now Portable
The second bookmark we create allows you to view all of your secure data anywhere. Once clicked you simply type in your access code to decrypt all of the data and click to view whatever information you need to see!
You can see this complete review for more details on how to view your 1Password data on the iPhone.
There are a few common questions that arise when using 1Password's iPhone AutoFill feature.
The AutoSubmit feature will automatically submit the form for you, but for some websites this will cause problems. When debugging a AutoFill problem, the first thing to do is to turn off AutoSubmit and see if the form fills correctly, and if it does, manually submit the form. If the form does not fill, move on to the next step.
Login Forms Fail to Fill
If a form fails to fill, the first thing to try is to save a new Web Form on your Mac by manually selecting Save Form. Then sync this new form to your iPhone and try again. Usually this will fix the issue as the field names on the web site did not match the original saved form.
"Missing" Popup Window
The AutoFill window will automatically center itself, near the top of the web page. If you are zoomed in, you may need to zoom out to find the window.
Due to the millions of web sites, we have not been able to test them all. If you followed all the steps above and still cannot get a particular web site to AutoFill, leave us a comment and we will take a look.