If you have iOS8 on your iPhone or iPad, you use 1Password, and you are tired of doing a two app copy/paste shuffle with Safari and 1Password, then this post is for you.
Until iOS 8 it was not possible for 1Password to integrate with Safari. You could use 1Passwords built in browser when visiting sites requiring authentication, but it’s not quite as fast or robust as Safari. Declining that you are left with having to shuffle between Safari and 1Password using copy and paste twice each, once for the user, once for the password to perform a login. You could also just leave yourself logged in, but thats a big security no-no and opens your account to all kinds of mischief.
iOS 8 introduced a new feature called Active Extensions which lets Safari hook into other applications. Ideal for 1Password. This is how you enable it.
1. Open Safari.
2. Tap the Action menu icon at the bottom.
3. Scroll the bottom gray section to the right until you see more, then tap it.
4. Find 1Password in the list, likely at the bottom, and turn it on (see red circle). While your in there move it to the top of the list using the reorder control (green circle). Then Tap “Done” at the top.
That’s it! It is now setup.
1. Open a web page that requires authentication such as Google mail. Then tap the Action menu icon.
2. Tap the 1Password button.
3. 1Password is launched in context. Login to it.
4. 1Password will sense the web site you are on just like it does on the Mac, PC, or using its built in browser. If more than one account matches you will be asked which one to use. Just tap it.
5. 1Password will fill the username and password fields for you, then exit.
6. Now just tap the sign in button.