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LastPass for iOS

LastPass for iOS is an application that will allow you to carry your LastPass data around with you and easily log in to websites from your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. For more information about supported devices and versions, please see System Requirements for Users.

Note: If you have permitted offline access when you enabled Multifactor Authentication, the LastPass mobile app will store a locally cached version of your Vault so that it can be accessed when you do not have internet connectivity.

Topics in this article:

Install LastPass for iOS

Log in to the app

Use the LastPass Vault

Set up and use the LastPass extension

Use the LastPass iOS Browser

Use Security Tools

Change Settings

Set up and use LastPass for Apple Watch

Autofill within supported iOS apps

Use LastPass on an iPad Split Screen

LastPass URL scheme and Launch Center Pro

Install LastPass for iOS

You can download the LastPass app for iOS directly from the App Store. Once located, tap Get, then tap Install.

Log in to the app

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.

Once the app has been installed and opened, you will be prompted to log in with your email address and Master Password, then tap Log In. If you have set up and enabled Multifactor Authentication, you will be prompted to enter your security verification code.

If you want to use Touch ID or Face ID on a supported iOS device, you must first, you

For iOS devices that support Touch ID (setup instructions here) or Face ID (setup instructions here), you will be prompted immediately after logging in with the options to either Use Touch ID or Use Face ID and set up in LastPass, or Do Not Use Touch ID or Do Not Use Face ID to ignore or set up later via the Security settings. When prompted, you can follow the steps to enable Autofill as well.

Use the LastPass Vault

From the Vault screen, you will have access to all of the major LastPass features and options, including Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills.

Sites

Tap on the Sites tab in the top navigation, then tap on a desired Site to bring up your Site action menu with the following options:

  • Launch your Site in the in-app LastPass Browser.
  • Copy Username to your iOS clipboard.
  • Copy Password to your iOS clipboard.
  • View the Site entry and credentials.
  • Edit the Site fields. Optionally, you can also change the following settings:
  • Show Password to view the text of the existing password for the Site.
  • Share to share the Site entry with another LastPass user.
  • Delete to delete the Site entry.

Secure Notes

Tap on the Notes tab in the top navigation, then tap on a desired Secure Note to bring up your Notes action menu with the following options:

  • View the Secure Note.
  • Edit the Secure Note fields. Optionally, you can also change the following settings:
    • Favorite
    • Require Reprompt
    • Add an image to your Secure Note:
      •  Tap the Attachment icon in the toolbar, then choose from the following image options to add to your Secure Note:
        • Tap the Camera icon to add an image from your camera.
        • Tap the Photo icon to add an image from your photo library.
    • Add a voice recording to your Secure Note:
      • Tap the Microphone icon in your toolbar, then tap the Record icon .
  • Share to share the Secure Note with another LastPass user.
  • Delete to delete the Secure Note.

Form Fills

Tap on the Form Fills tab in the top navigation, then tap on a desired Form Fill to bring up your Form Fill action menu with the following options:

  • View the Form Fill.
  • Edit the Form Fill fields. Optionally, you can also Require Reprompt.
  • Delete your Form Fill profile.

Set up and use the LastPass extension

For devices running iOS 8 or later, you can use the LastPass extension to easily fill in login information in Safari and Chrome. In order to do so, you must first disable Safari's Autofill feature. Once that setting is disabled, you can then enable and use the LastPass extension in the LastPass for iOS app.

Disable Safari Autofill

  1. Go to iOS SettingsSafari.
    • For iOS 8, go to Passwords and Autofill.
    • For iOS 9 or later, go to Autofill.
  2. Locate Names and Passwords then toggle the setting to Off (disabled).

Enable the LastPass extension

  1. Log in to the LastPass app.
  2. Go to SecurityLastPass extensionEnable extension > Add the extension.
  3. Tap the More button.
  4. Locate LastPass then toggle the setting to On (enabled). Optionally, tap and move the LastPass entry to your desired position in your extensions list.
  5. Tap the LastPass extension button, then tap Done on the confirmation screen.

Use the LastPass extension

Now that you have enabled the LastPass extension, you can use the extension as follows:

  1. Navigate to the login page of your desired Site.
  2. Tap the Share icon .
  3. Tap the LastPass extension icon in the extension menu.

  1. If you have enabled Touch ID, Face ID, PIN, or Require Reprompt enabled, you will be prompted to verify your login.
  2. LastPass will present you with a list of available logins for your Site. Tap the Site entry to autofill and log you in automatically.

Note: Autofill for Form Fills is also supported only when using the Safari mobile web browser.

Use the LastPass iOS Browser

To use the LastPass Browser, you can launch a Site from your LastPass Vault or tap the Browser icon in the bottom toolbar.

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 use LastPass from the menu.

  • AutoFill can be used to navigate to your desired Site entry to automatically fill those login credentials.
  • Show Matching Sites will display all Site entries that have matching login credentials.
  • Fill Forms can be used to use an existing Form Fill from your Vault.
  • Save Site allows you to manually save your current website as a Site entry.
  • Generate Password will automatically generate a safe and secure password with settings that you can customize.
  • Print to print the document on a local printer.

Use Security Tools

Once you are logged in to the app, you can tap the Security icon in the bottom toolbar to choose from the following options:

  • Generate Password to create a strong, new password.
  • LastPass extension to install the LastPass extension in Safari and Chrome.
  • Emergency Access to set up a trusted person to access your account in an emergency situation.
  • Security Challenge to run an evaluation on all of your existing passwords.
  • Identities to select another identity for your Vault.

Change Settings

Tap the Settings icon in the bottom toolbar to make changes to Your LastPass Account, Security, Actions, and Advanced settings. You can also access Help and Support and Recommend LastPass, or Log Out.

Your LastPass Account

  • View your User Name (email address), Type of Account (Free, Premium, Families, Teams, or Enterprise), your account Expiration date (Paid or Trial), and if applicable, the ability to Upgrade your account type.
  • Tap Change Master Password to update your Master Password on the built-in LastPass Browser.
  • Tap About LastPass for iOS to find the version number and build date of the app.

Security

  • Use Touch ID to enable and use Touch ID to log in to your LastPass account using fingerprint authentication on supported devices (initial setup instructions here) .
  • Use Face ID to enable and use Face ID to log in to your LastPass account using facial recognition as a means of authentication on supported devices (initial setup instructions here).
  • Use LastPass Pin Code to protect your account with a 4 or 6 digit PIN code.
  • Lock Options to choose how often LastPass re-prompts for authentication before accessing the Vault (after coming back from device lock or switching apps).
  • Auto Logout to choose how soon LastPass logs out (after not using the app for a designated amount of time).
  • Clear Clipboard to set how fast the clipboard clears after copying a password from LastPass.
  • Authorize Apple Watch to enable LastPass on Apple Watch.
  • Use Apple Watch Pin Code to allow the use of a pin code on Apple Watch to prevent unauthorized access to LastPass.
  • Allow Custom Keyboards to disable this option to disallow Custom Keyboards to be used while in the LastPass App.
  • Remember Email to enable the ability for LastPass to remember your account email address.
  • Remember Master Password to enable the ability for the LastPass App to remember the Master Password. This option is not recommended.
  • Log Out on Close to enable the ability for LastPass to automatically log out whenever your quit the app.

Actions

  • Clear LastPass Cache to delete your local Vault data. It will be repopulated the next time LastPass syncs with the server.
  • Clear Device Clipboard to clear the clipboard of any data.
  • Clear Browser Cookies to delete all cookies created by sites while browsing with the LastPass Browser.
  • Clear Browser Cache to delete the LastPass Browser history and cache.
  • Close All Browser Tabs to clear all browser tabs in the LastPass Browser.
  • Refresh Vault to manually refresh the Vault to sync changes.

Advanced

  • Default Search Engine to set what Search Engine you would like to use.
  • Block Cookies to control which cookies are stored when visiting websites.
  • Close Browser Tabs on Logout to have your tabs automatically close when you log out.
  • Clear Browser History on Logout to have your history automatically delete when you log out.
  • Clear Cookies on Logout to have all cookies deleted automatically when you log out.
  • Include Secure Notes in Search Results to include text from within Secure Notes in search results.
  • Include Usernames in Search Results to include usernames in search results.
  • LastPass Data Center to view which data center you are currently using.

Set up and use LastPass for Apple Watch

Your Vault is available on LastPass for Apple Watch while you are logged into LastPass on your iOS device. It will always show the Vault of the currently logged in user.

Enable LastPass for Apple Watch

  1. Pair your Apple Watch with your iOS device.
  2. Once paired, log in to the LastPass app for iOS.
  3. Go to SettingsSecurity.
  4. Locate Authorize Apple Watch then toggle the setting to On (enabled).
  5. Tap OK on the Security Reminder prompt indicating that you will not be prompted for Touch ID, PIN, or Master Password on your Apple Watch.
  6. Optionally, you can enable the Use Apple Watch Pin Code by toggling the setting to On (enabled) then setting and confirming a 4 or 6 digit Pin Code.

Use LastPass for Apple Watch

From the your LastPass Vault you can view Site information, Secure Notes, and your Form Fill Profiles.

a Tap Search to search Favorites, Sites, Secure Notes, or your Entire Vault.

bTap Add to create a new Secure Note.

cTap Vault to navigate through Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills.

Autofill within supported iOS apps

LastPass can automatically fill login credentials for any supported iOS app that has made themselves compatible with LastPass. Additionally, LastPass is integrated with the iCab mobile web browser. Learn more.

Note: Autofill icons will vary, depending on the supported app you are using.

To autofill your login credentials within compatible apps, do the following:

  1. Log in to the LastPass App on your iOS device.
  2. Open the compatible iOS app.
  3. Tap the Autofill icon in any of the login fields.
  4. When prompted, choose the LastPass extension.

  1. If you have enabled Touch ID, Face ID, PIN, or Require Reprompt enabled, you will be prompted to verify your login.
  2. Tap to select your desired stored login credentials.
  3. LastPass will now autofill the data for you to log in.

Use LastPass on an iPad Split Screen

For iPad users with devices running iOS 9 or later, Apple introduced split-screen multitasking features that will allow you to use two apps simultaneously so you can more easily accomplish multiple tasks at once. The new features include two multitasking modes: Slide Over and Split View. Both are available in landscape and portrait orientation.

Slide Over can be invoked by sliding your fingertip over the right edge of the screen to open a list of compatible apps. The Slide Over pane can be adjusted to take up ⅓ of the screen space. LastPass will appear in this list, so you can easily jump to the app if you want to add or copy/paste information. You can also drag and drop entries from your Vault into the other application visible on the split screen. Tapping the window in the left navigation or swiping down on the Slide Over window from the top of the iPad screen allows you to switch between apps. Slide Over is supported by the iPad Mini 2 or later Mini models, iPad Air or later Air models, and the iPad Pro or later Pro models.

Split View is an even more advanced multitasking method that you can invoke by sliding the left edge of the Slide Over tray to divide the screen into two windows. Unlike Slide Over, you can work in both apps at the same time.

Again, LastPass users can conveniently have their Vault open in one window and another app open in the second window, allowing for easy copy/paste or adding information to LastPass. Split View is only supported on the iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.

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:

lastpass://search/text

  • Performs a search of ‘text’ in the Vault and recently visited sites, as if it were typed in the text bar at top.

lastpass://vault

  • Opens LastPass with the Vault as the selected tab.

lastpass://http://example.com

  • 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.

lastpass://https://example.com

  • 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.