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What first started as a small password manager component within Chrome has grown to become something bigger, as Google has sought to compete with the likes of 1Password and Bitwarden. Google's password manager is still not as feature-packed as some competitors, but it gets the job done, and if you're part of the Google ecosystem, it would be hard to not at least give it a shot. Now, Google is improving its password manager on the Google app on iPhone and iPad, letting you use the passwords you've stored there all around.

The Google app on iOS is adding support for auto-filling your passwords on iOS. If you have any passwords stored on Google, you can now auto-fill them on your favorite apps, including in the Safari browser. Once you've set Google as the auto-fill provider on your phone, your passwords should automatically show up in the suggestions row on your keyboard just like with any other autofill provider, with Face ID or Touch ID required for authentication. If you want to check this out, open the Settings app and navigate to Passwords > Password Options, where you'll then select Google. From there, you're good to go: your phone will read passwords from Google and prompt you to autofill them where appropriate.

If you think you've seen this before, it's because Chrome already works as an autofill provider. So, you now have two ways to autofill passwords from your Google account on an iPhone or iPad. This change is mostly helping people who have the Google app installed but not Chrome, and it turns the Google app into more of an all-encompassing tool for iPhone and iPad owners. The same app can already handle web searches, two-factor authentication, and photo searching with Google Lens. It's also one place to read the Google Discover article feed, in addition to the new tab page in Chrome.

If you want to check this out, you should make sure that your Google app is fully updated on your iPhone, and if it is, you should go check in Settings whether the app is available as an autofill provider. If it is, just autofill away.

Source: 9to5Google