Microsoft Authenticator on iOS will soon be able to replace iCloud for auto-filling passwords

Laurent Giret

Microsoft Authenticator Ios App

The Microsoft Authenticator app on iOS is about to become much more useful on iOS. As of today, the app can be used to unlock accounts using two-factor authentication (2FA), but the iOS app is apparently ready to become an alternative to Apple’s iCloud service for auto-filling passwords on the web.

On iOS 14, you can already try to enable Microsoft Authenticator to fill your passwords automatically, but doing that on the regular version of the app displays a “Coming soon” pop up. However, the Spanish blog Microsofters has managed to make it work with a beta version of the app, and you can see some screenshots below.

With Authenticator acting as a password manager, the app will apparently be able to fill all passwords saved in your Microsoft account. If Microsoft Edge is your main browser and you’re using it to sync passwords on all your devices, Microsoft Authenticator should be able to bring them all to your iOS devices.

Microsoft Authenticator Ios Autofill Passwords
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It’s not clear yet when the feature will be available for the general public, but it will be a good thing to have another free alternative to Apple’s iCloud service, which only works on iOS and macOS devices. If you have to download Microsoft Authenticator on your iPhone or iPad, you can do so using the link below.

Thanks for the tip, José!