LastPass Tab

LastPass Tab for the iPad is a fully featured, tabbed browser supporting all the rendering modes and plugins that mobile Safari does, with the addition of full LastPass integration. The LastPass Tab app is available for download from the iTunes store.

Accessing your Secure Notes, automatically filling forms, adding new sites, and most major features of the desktop version are supported, with more features continuing to be developed.

Although we recommend using LastPass Tab for enhanced functionality, you can also install Bookmarklets on Safari.

Logging into LastPass Tab

Once you have downloaded LastPass Tab, it will appear in your iPad dock:

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To open LastPass Tab, simply tap on the app icon as you would any other iPad app to launch a browser window:

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The browser will open to the last page you used before exiting. If you explicitly ended your previous session, the LastPass Icon will be grayed out. You will need to log back in by tapping the Icon, entering your email and Master Password using the screen keyboard, and tapping Login:

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Once you are logged into your LastPass account, you can use LastPass Tab to browse the web and access your saved sites just as you would on your desktop or laptop. For example, when you navigate to a stored site, LastPass will autofill the login fields:

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The LastPass Icon gives you access to most regular features of the desktop plugin, including the ability to launch your Local Vault:

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Tools

In the dropdown menu of your LastPass Tab icon, you will find an option to view your Tools. There, you’ll see a shortened list of the Tools that you normally find in your LastPass computer plugins’ Tools menu:

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  • Generate Password: Allows you to generate a random password to be used for account creation or updating an older site entry.  All the same option as the computer plugins generator are available in this password generator.
  • Refresh Sites:  This forces your LastPass Tab browser to ‘poll’ the server for updates that may have been made to your account.   This will always update the server of any changes you have made on your iPad.  By default these updates only happen on the iPad when you use ‘Refresh Sites’ or when you login to your account.
  • Security Check:  Takes you to the LastPass Security Check.  The Security Check allows you to analyze how secure your LastPass Account is.
  • Other Sessions:  This takes you to a page where you can view all your active LastPass sessions on all devices.  You can remotely kill active sessions from this page as well.
  • Clear Local Cache:  Clears the LastPass Tab browser’s cached data.  Do not clear this cache if you plan to access your data in Offline Mode.
  • About: Tells you the version number and build date of your LastPass Tab app.

Using your Local Vault

Your Local Vault will open and show you a list of your sites in their expanded group structure:

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From your Vault, you can Copy Username, Password, Show Password in plain text, Edit, or Launch your stored sites by tapping on the appropriate link. You can also Add a Secure Note:

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Clicking Edit on your site entry from this dialog will enable you to view the data as it’s stored in the entry.  This includes your username, password, preferences for the entry, and any additional notes you might have stored in the entry:

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LastPass Tab Settings

By tapping on the gear in the top right corner of the LastPass Tab browser, you can view and change your settings in LastPass Tab:

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Privacy

  • Clear Cache: Clears the LastPass Tab browser’s cached data. Do not clear this cache if you plan to access your data in Offline Mode.
  • Clear Cookies: Clears LastPass Tab’s stored cookies from visiting sites.
  • Disable Cache: Prevents LastPass Tab from caching data locally and will prevent the use of LastPass Tab in Offline Mode.

Browser Settings

  • User Agent: Changing your user agent allows you to select what information LastPass sends to a server when rendering sites. With the default Safari iPad user agent, the server is more likely to direct you to render the mobile version of the site, while changing your user agent to something like FireFox would be more likely to have the server direct you to render the regular, non-mobile, version of the site.
  • Block Images:  Blocks LastPass Tab from loading images when it loads a site.  Can optimize browsing speed and load times when a strong connection or bandwidth is unavailable.
  • Open links to different domains in new tabs:  Opens links in new tabs rather than in the current tab.

LastPass Settings

  • Logoff on close:  Enables LastPass to logoff on closing.  Please note that closing means ‘killing the app’ and ensuring that it’s no longer running in the background.
  • Never Logoff when idle (Premium only):  Allows you to set a time limit that will log you out of LastPass Tab after ‘X’ minutes idle while LastPass is running in the background.
  • Use Pin Code (Premium only):  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 idle (Premium only): Allows you to set a timer so you are reprompted for your Pin Code after the app is idle for ‘X’ minutes.

Other

  • Feedback: Takes you to our support page where you can submit a ticket for tech support or submit feedback and suggestions.
  • Rate this app:  Allows you to rate the app out of 5 stars in the iTunes app store.
  • Getting Started Documentation:  Takes you to our LastPass for iPad getting started pages for help on learning how to use the app.
  • About: Tells you the version number and build date of your LastPass Tab app.

 

Note: Apple’s iPad does not currently support sites in Java or Flash.

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