Apple's new iOS 18 Passwords app arrives with a secret superpower

Apple's Passwords App
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Apple's WWDC keynote brought plenty of reveals for macOS Sequoia but one of its best, a new standalone Password app, is actually coming to iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, too.

Apple says its new app is "built on the foundation of Keychain", and the app certainly looks a lot like a third-party option like 1Password or LastPass.

"macOS Sequoia brings Passwords, a new app that makes it even easier to access passwords, passkeys, Wi-Fi passwords, and other credentials all in one place," a press release reads, pointing to iCloud syncing with secure end-to-end encryption to ensure stored data remains locked down.

The app can also suggest when passwords need changing, and identify duplicate passwords used in multiple locations, but it also has a feature that's exciting for anyone that does their computing across multiple platforms.

macOS Sequoia

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Apple's Passwords app works for Windows users

While Apple's Passwords app is naturally geared towards its own platforms, it could be ideal for Windows users, too.

"Passwords works great with Safari, and seamlessly syncs between a user’s Apple devices and Windows with the iCloud for Windows app," the press release notes.

That's good news for anyone that likes to switch between Windows and macOS relatively interchangeably, and could give the Passwords app a real chance of toppling some of the market leaders in the space.

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Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom. Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more. He’s also the Editor in Chief at, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.

  • FFR
    Stopped using 1Password when the developer switched to an electron app instead of a native one.

    Now, don’t think I’m ever switching back to 1Password.