- LastPass on iOS
- Installing LastPass for iOS
- Logging In
- The LastPass Vault
- The LastPass Menu
- Using the LastPass Browser on iOS device
- Autofill in Safari
- Autofill in Safari Video Tutorial
- LastPass in Chrome for iOS
- LastPass URL scheme and Launch Center Pro
- LastPass Limitations in iOS Devices
- Chrome Mobile and LastPass Bookmarklets
- LastPass Wallet
- LastPass and iCab
LastPass on iOS
LastPass for iOS is an application that will allow you to carry your LastPass data around with you and easily login to websites from your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It is compatible with iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, and 5, 6, 6+) iPod Touch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generations) and iPad (1,2,3,4, and Mini). It requires iOS 4.3 or later and is optimized for iPhone 5. As with all smartphone apps, LastPass for iOS is part of our Premium offering. As with all smartphone apps, LastPass for iOS is part of our Premium offering.
Installing LastPass for iOS
Go to the App Store on your device and search for LastPass. Tap GET to install.
LastPass for iOS decrypts your data and displays all of your Secure Notes and Sites in a searchable interface. It also allows you to add, update, and delete Secure Notes and Sites and launch a browser to easily log in to your sites.
After installing the LastPass browser application on your iOS device, you can launch the application by tapping on the icon. LastPass will then open up a browser. Tap the LastPass icon at the top left to bring up the login page as shown below:
For iOS devices that support Touch ID, you will be prompted to choose to login with Touch ID instead:
The LastPass Vault
From the Vault page, you will have access to all major LastPass features and options.
The first thing you will see is your Sites tab and a list of all Sites that you have in your LastPass account. Tapping on any of these Sites will bring up your Site action menu:
This menu allows you to Delete the entry, Launch your Site in the LastPass browser, View the Site entry and credentials, Edit the Site, Copy the Username or Password from the entry to the iOS clipboard, or Show the Password. Launching your site from the Vault will AutoFill your login credentials for that particular Site. Look below for more information on web browsing using the LastPass iOS app.
The Notes tab is a separate listing of all the Secure Notes that you have stored in LastPass. Tapping on a Note here will allow you to view the Note:
Clicking ‘Edit’ will allow you to edit the note as seen below. By clicking on the camera icon, you can add an image to the note. By clicking on the microphone icon, you can add a voice recording to your note.
By tapping on the Form Fill tab, it will bring you to a separate listing of all of your form fill profiles. By selecting one, you will be able to view and edit its details:
The LastPass Menu
By clicking on the LastPass icon in the top right-hand corner of your Vault, you will be given a number of options:
- My LastPass Vault allows you to return to your Vault.
- Sites takes you to your stored sites as well as gives you the option to save a site.
- Form Fill Profiles displays your stored Form Fills and allows you to create a new Form Fill Profile or Add a Credit Card Profile.
- Secure Notes allows you view your current Secure Notes and Add a Secure Note.
- Add New allows you to add a new site, Secure Note or Profile.
- Generate Password will open the password generator tool.
- Settings opens further options for the app (see below).
- Security Check will allow you to check how secure the Passwords in your Vault are.
- Tools will give you the option to change to an Identity or Refresh your Vault (Force LastPass to sync updating any changes you have made) and access the About page, which will provide the current version number you are using and when it was built.
- Logoff will manually log you off.
- Clear LastPass Cache: Clears the local cache of the Vault in the app.
- Clear Clipboard: Erases your clipboard so the last thing you copied will not paste.
- Clear Browser Cookies: Clears the LastPass cookies.
- Clear Browser Cache: Clears the local cache of the LastPass browser.
- Close All Tabs: Closes all tabs in the LastPass browser.
- Use Touch ID: Enable Touch ID Verification to replace the Master Password for password reprompt. This is only available in devices running iOS 8 or above.
- Use LastPass Pin: Set a pin number to log in after returning from the background. (This will not activate if Touch ID is enabled).
- Lock Options: Set the frequency of which LastPass ask for reauthentication with Touch ID or PIN when accessing the app. You can ask LastPass to always prompt when accessing the app, or to only prompt you every few minutes or hours.
- Auto Logout: Set how long you would like LastPass to remain logged in until it automatically logs out. You can set it to never log out of LastPass or after a certain amount of time.
- Log Out on Close: Enable to have LastPass automatically logout whenever you close the app (double tap the home button > swipe up).
- Close Tabs on Logout: Browser tabs will automatically close after logging out.
- Clear History on Logout: Browser history will automatically be deleted after logging out.
- Clear Cookies on Logout: Browser cookies will automatically be deleted after logging out.
- Show List Index: Allows your groups to appear in the Vault so you can search easily by group.
- Remember Email: Automatically fill in your email address next time you log in to the app.
- Remember Password: Automatically fill in your password next time you log in to the app (Warning: this will significantly decrease the security of your LastPass account! This will also disable Master Password reprompt).
- Advanced Settings: Opens more options and settings:
- Username in Vault: Allows usernames to be listed below LastPass entries when viewing in the Vault
- Search within Secure Notes: Allows you to search words and phrases within your secure notes.
- Search within Username Fields: Allows you to search words or phrases within your username fields.
- Search Engine: Allows you to set your default search engine.
- LastPass Data Center: Allows you to view which data center your data is store at.
- Safari Bookmarklet/LP Autofill/LP Autologin/LP FormFill: provides directions on how to install Bookmarklets. By tapping on the first Bookmarklet, you will be taken to a page in Safari that shows instructions on adding this feature to Safari. Bookmarklets will allow you to AutoFill, AutoLogin, and Form Fill in the Safari mobile browser. The LastPass App cannot AutoFill in Safari (Safari does not allow 3rd party integration) – only in the LastPass browser built into the app. For more information on Bookmarklets, go to our Bookmarklet page.
Using the LastPass Browser on iOS device
While you can use the LastPass app solely as a repository for your passwords, for the best experience we recommend that you use the built-in browser to view and AutoFill your site logins. To get to the LastPass browser, you can launch a site from your LastPass Vault or you can simply type in a URL in the search bar.
When you launch a site from the LastPass Vault on your iOS device, it will automatically fill in your login credentials. If you choose to manually navigate to a site using the browser, you can still AutoFill by selecting the grey LastPass asterisk within the login textboxes. You will then be presented with all of your existing entries for the current site you are on:
If you are at a webpage with a form to fill, clicking on the grey LastPass asterisks will give you fill form options:
If you click on the grey LastPass asterisks in a generate password field, you can use our password generator as seen below:
Tapping Show Advanced Options will provide more options as seen below:
Autofill in Safari
With LastPass iOS 8 and above, LastPass can autofill in Safari on iPhones and iPads with the LastPass extension.Enable the LastPass Extension in Safari.
Enable Safari extension
- Disable Safari Autofill:
- Go to iOS Settings
- Find and tap on the Safari icon
- Under General, tap Passwords and Autofill
- Toggle Names and Passwords off
- Download the LastPass App from the App store and login.
- Open Safari.
- Browse to the page you want to login to.
- Tap the Share Icon to open the extensions menu.
- Scroll the extensions to the right to reveal the ‘More’ button.
- Tap ‘More’ and toggle LastPass on in the list.
- LastPass will now appear in your list of extensions. You can tap and drag the LastPass icon to move it anywhere on your extensions list.
Using LastPass in Safari
Now that you have LastPass enabled, browse to a site you would like to login into:
- Tap the Share Icon .
- Tap the LastPass Icon.
- If you have Touch ID, PIN, or Master Password reprompt enabled, you will be asked to verify your login.
- LastPass will present you with a list of available logins for that site. Tap the site to autofill and log you in.
Autofill in Safari Video Tutorial
LastPass in Chrome for iOS
On devices with iOS 8 and above, Chrome has allowed extensions to be run in the browser. Currently, only copy and paste functions are supported. Follow the instructions below to enable the extension in Chrome.
Enable Chrome Extension
- Download the LastPass App from the App Store and login.
- Open Chrome.
- Browse to the page that you want to log into.
- Tap the menu button in the upper right of the screen
- Tap on the Share Icon to open the extensions menu.
- Tap on the lower More button to open the extensions menu:
- Toggle LastPass on the subsequent list:
- LastPass should now appear on the Share list options:
Using LastPass in Chrome
With LastPass enabled, you should be able to call you vault entries from the share menu, then copy and paste them from the LastPass menu into Chrome.
- Tap the Share icon .
- Tap the LastPass icon.
- If you have Touch ID, PIN, or Master Password reprompt enabled, you will be asked to verify your login.
- LastPass will present you with a list of available logins for that site. Tap the site to bring up the copy and paste options.
LastPass URL scheme and Launch Center Pro
Other iOS applications can use the LastPass URL scheme to launch LastPass and perform actions on your behalf. This is particularly useful when used with applications such as Launch Center Pro.
If you are not currently logged into LastPass, or the LastPass lock screen is active, the action will be completed after login is successful or the app is unlocked.
These are the four actions that can be performed, with example URLs:
Performs a search of ‘text’ in the vault and recently visited sites, as if it were typed in the text bar at top.
Opens LastPass with the vault as the selected tab.
Opens the provided web URL in a new tab, which in this example is ‘http://example.com’
If the site is in your vault, your saved credentials will be filled.
Opens the provided secure web URL in a new tab, which in this example is ‘https://example.com’
If the site is in your vault, your saved credentials will be filled.
LastPass Limitations in iOS Devices
Unfortunately with Apple strictly locking down the iOS environment, these following limitations are known with no workarounds:
Logging into other Apps — Apple’s limitation on the types of interactions/communication that takes place between iOS apps prevents us from being able to auto fill passwords into other apps from the LastPass app. And while launching some apps is possible, we do not support it because Apple’s URL scheme-based system cannot be generalized to work with all apps, and we cannot guarantee that the app launched is the correct application, since multiple apps can register for the same URL scheme.
Chrome Mobile and LastPass Bookmarklets
After installing Bookmarklets, please review this video on how to utilize them in Chrome mobile:
LastPass Wallet is a free mobile app available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). Wallet makes it easy to store your physical wallet on your smartphone, so you can securely backup and sync your most valuable personal information:
Wallet is built around LastPass’ ‘Secure Notes‘ feature, with templates for credit cards, passports, driver’s licenses, membership cards, bank accounts, and more. In addition to the data filled out for the note, audio clips, photos, and large blocks of text can also be stored in a Note. Any card, piece of paper, or form of data that someone would keep on their person can be stored in Wallet, where it is encrypted and automatically backed-up to the cloud with LastPass. Not only does Wallet provide a secure archive of your most valuable personal information, it will also help significantly with the process of replacing a lost physical wallet.
Installing LastPass Wallet
Existing LastPass users can simply install the app from the App Store on their iOS device and login with their usual account information. Any existing Secure Notes will automatically sync to Wallet, where they can be viewed, edited, and synced back to other locations.
New LastPass users can create an account via the app, then start creating Notes. If new users choose to explore LastPass features with the desktop browser add-on, they can login with their newly-created account, and any data added via Wallet will be available in other locations where they access the account.
Once a user has created their account or logged in with an existing account, they can start ‘digitizing’ their physical wallet and take advantage of the features offered by LastPass Wallet:
After logging in to Wallet, a user can tap the “Add New” tab to choose a Note template:
After choosing a Note type, enter the data for the Note and tap the “Save” button when done. Notes can be created for credit cards, PINs, travel documents, insurance cards, email accounts, memberships, bank accounts, and more:
Create categories for easily locating Notes:
Mark frequently used Notes for quick reference in the ‘Favorites’ tab. In the ‘Edit’ menu for a Note, tap the heart icon to mark the Note as a Favorite.
When adding or editing a Note, tap the mic icon to add voice recordings or other sound clips. The clip will then be stored as an attachment in the Note.
When adding or editing a Note, tap the photo icon to upload or capture images. The image can then be stored in the Note as an attachment and securely backed up to the LastPass account.
Security features are available in the Wallet ‘Settings’ menu to restrict access to the app and keep your data as secure as possible. By tapping on the Settings tab, a user can choose to enable a number of security options and app settings:
- Logoff: Logs you out of your current account and takes you back to the app login screen.
- Refresh: Refreshes the connection with the server, so you can immediately sync any new data from LastPass Wallet to the server, and vice versa.
- Clear Cache: Clears the locally stored cache; this includes data stored locally that makes Offline Access possible. This data is stored again upon your next successful online login.
- About: Tells you the version number and build date of the current app.
- Logout on Close: When enabled, this option will log you out of your account when the app is closed. Please note, closing the app means completely ‘killing’ the app or turning off your iPhone.
- Logoff on Idle: Setting a time limit for this option will log you out of your account when the app has been idle for ‘X’ minutes. In the screenshot above, the iPhone is set to Never logoff when idle. Setting some time limit for this, even if extremely high, is a good security measure in the case your phone is lost or stolen.
- Use Pin Code: Allows you to set a four digit Pin Code to be asked for upon re-entry to the app after an initial login using your Master Password. We highly recommend you use this if you leave yourself logged into LastPass Tab when leaving the app to multi-task.
- Require pin after returning from background: Allows you to set a timer so you are only reprompted for your Pin Code after ‘X’ minutes. In the screenshot above, the app is set to ask for the Pin Code after each time you leave the app and return to it from the background.
Secure Cloud Sync
As always with LastPass apps and addons, all sensitive user data is encrypted and decrypted locally before being synced to LastPass for safe, easy access everywhere. A tab in the LastPass Wallet app reminds new users that they can install LastPass on their personal computer for free and login with the same account to start saving logins, generating new passwords, and more. Any data stored in LastPass Wallet will be securely synced to LastPass and made available on all browsers, computers, and mobile devices where the LastPass account is used.
The LastPass Wallet app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Currently, Wallet users can utilize 50MBs of data storage space for free. 1GB of space is available for Premium-level users. Premium users will continue to have the added functionality of viewing, editing, and logging in to stored sites via the LastPass mobile apps. Data allowance for Wallet users may change in the future if needed.
LastPass and iCab
We have joined with iCab, a leading mobile browser for iOS, to support LastPass. With iCab’s update to 7.2, LastPass Premium users can enjoy direct integration with the browser, with the ability to save new sites, fill logins stored in LastPass, and fill forms with LastPass profiles.
When you launch the browser, you can log in and out of your LastPass account from iCab’s settings (the gear icon). The LastPass icon will then show in the iCab URL bar, which is actually a clickable menu. From the menu, you can save a new site, fill a form with an existing profile, fill a login saved in LastPass, or launch the LastPass.com site.
iCab is available for $1.99* on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 5.1 or later.
Note that none of the multifactor authentication options are currently supported on iCab mobile browser.
If you have multifactor authentication enabled for your LastPass account, and have restricted mobile login, you’ll receive an error that the device is restricted.
You will need to go to your LastPass Icon > My LastPass Vault > Settings > Multifactor Authentication, ensure that you have permitted mobile access with your multifactor authentication method. Then in the “Mobile Devices” tab ensure that you uncheck the “restrict” option, if it was previously checked, then log in again on the iCab mobile browser.
*price subject to change. Please see App Store for current price.