The ability to share passwords with a group of people you trust is one of the best hidden features of iOS 17. With shared passwords, you get the convenience of sharing your online accounts with multiple users while minimizing the risk of data theft.
In this post, we'll show the process of creating and managing a shared password group on an iPhone.
iOS 17 is currently in beta, which means you can only create a share password group if you install the iOS 17 beta on your iPhone.
How to Add People to Your Shared Password Group on an iPhone
When you create a new shared password group, you have complete control over the passwords you share with other people in the group. You can add or remove members or even delete the entire group anytime.
This feature can come in handy if you already use Family Sharing on your iPhone to share apps and subscriptions, as not all services support this feature, and you might need to share credentials with your family members.
Here's how you can make a new shared password group and add people to it:
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and select Passwords.
- Enter your passcode or unlock it with Face ID for verification.
- Tap the blue Get Started button and hit Continue.3 Images
- Enter the name of the group and tap Add People.
- Search the name of the person you want to invite and tap Add in the top-right corner.
- Tap Create and choose the passwords and passkeys you want to share.
- Press the Move button.3 Images
After this, you'll get a prompt asking if you want to notify the person. If so, press the Notify via Message and send an invitation. Else tap Not now.
Once you've successfully created a shared password group, you can easily add more people whenever you like. Go to your shared group, tap Manage, and repeat the steps you followed to add your contacts.
How to Add Passwords to Your Shared Group on an iPhone
If you want to add more passwords to your shared group, here's what you need to do:
- Go to Settings > Passwords and select the group.
- Tap the plus (+) icon in the top-right corner and select Move Passwords to Group. You can also manually add a new password to the group by selecting New Password.
- Choose the passwords you want to add and press the Move button.3 Images
If you accidentally added a password you didn't intend to, you can remove it from the group. Tap the password you want to remove and choose Delete Password at the bottom.
Alternatively, you can swipe left on the password, tap Delete, and hit Delete Shared Password.
How to Manage Your Shared Password Group on an iPhone
If you no longer want to share passwords with a particular person, rename the group, or want to delete the entire group, you can easily do that from the group's settings.
Renaming a Shared Password Group
This is pretty easy. All you need to do is tap the name of the group at the top and enter a new name. Then, hit Save and tap Done.
Removing Members From a Shared Password Group
Select the shared group you want to remove members from and tap Manage. Then, tap the person you want to remove and hit Remove From Group on the following screen.
Deleting a Shared Password Group
Tap Manage from the group's page and then hit Delete Group at the bottom. When prompted to confirm, hit Delete again to remove the shared password group and all its members.
That's it. Now, you know exactly how to manage a shared password group and all its members as the owner. As you can probably tell by now, it's one of the best features of iOS 17.
Password Sharing Made Easy on Your iPhone
Shared password groups serve as a secure way to share your credentials with family, co-workers, and friends without worrying about your data falling into the wrong hands. We hope you were able to easily create and manage your first shared password Group on your iPhone.
Besides sharing your account passwords with trustworthy contacts, your iPhone even lets you share your Wi-Fi password conveniently with nearby devices.