As good as glass keyboards on our phones have become, they’re less than ideal when entering complicated things like secure passwords. Touch ID on the iPhone 5s lets you bypass some password situations, but there’s a lot it can’t do. But if you’re on iOS 7 and also have a Mac running the latest version of OS X, you can set your phone to remember things like your passwords and credit card info. On your computer, head into System Preferences to set up an iCloud Security Code under the iCloud pane. Restart your iPhone, then head into the Settings menu. Scroll down to iCloud, tap Keychain, and switch it on. After setting up an iCloud Security Code, your saved information from your Mac should appear. Then, in Safari’s settings, go to Passwords & AutoFill and allow web forms to always autofill with your contact information. These steps make life easier but they’re also more of a security risk – you must decide if it’s worth it to save some time and frustration.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.