iPhone User Using Third Party AutoFill from Bitwarden
Khamosh Pathak

By default, Apple lets you sign in to websites using passwords saved in iCloud Keychain. But if you use a dedicated third-party password manager, it’s possible to use it as the default password autofill service on your iPhone and iPad.

Apple lets you use up to two password autofill services together on your iPhone or iPad. You can use iCloud Keychain and other services like Bitwarden or LastPass. You can also disable the iCloud Keychain and make the third-party service the default.

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The process for changing the default password autofill service is the same. (That’s what we will cover below.) But the setup process will depend on the app that you’re using, so we recommend that you set up the password manager of your choice first.

In the app, make sure that you enable the Face ID or Touch ID feature. This makes sure that you won’t need to enter the master password every time you want to log in to a website using a third-party password manager.

Once the password manager app setup is complete, head over to the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.

Visit Settings on iPhone

Here, go to the “Passwords” section.

Tap Passwords from Settings

Authenticate yourself using Face ID, Touch ID, or a lock-screen passcode, then choose the “AutoFill Passwords” option.

Tap AutoFill Passwords

Choose the third-party service that you want to use. You can also tap the “iCloud Keychain” option to disable it.

Switch to Third Party Password Manager

The service that you select will need to be authenticated. In our example, Bitwarden will require you to log in to your account using the master password (or authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID). Tap the “Submit” button to authenticate.

Authenticate Third Party Password Manager

Once the authentication process is complete, tap the “Back” button.

Tap Back Button After Authenticating

You can now continue using your iPhone or iPad as you normally would. The next time you go to a website login page, you’ll see a suggestion from the password manager of your choice.

Just select the password and authenticate yourself (using the master password or Face ID), and your username and password will be filled in automatically.

Using Bitwarden to Log in to Website Using AutoFill Feature on iPhone and iPad


Want to stop your iPhone from prompting you about passwords altogether? Here’s how to disable the iCloud Keychain.

RELATED: How to Disable iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

Khamosh Pathak Khamosh Pathak
Khamosh Pathak is a freelance technology writer who specializes in tutorials. His work has also been published on iPhoneHacks, Zapier's blog, MakeUseOf, and Guiding Tech. Khamosh has seven years of experience writing how-tos, features and technology guides on the internet.
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