Creating strong passwords with our password generator on iPhone and iPad

iOS

In this tutorial we’ll take a look at how to generate strong passwords using the password generator on your iOS device. Always keep in mind that your passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals.

Best practices

Let's summarize some best practices for strong and smart passwords:

  • Use a unique password for each of your accounts.
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Create a password that is hard for others to guess—Sticky Password does this for you.
  • Make sure your password recovery options are up-to-date and secure.
  • Change your passwords regularly - follow the guidelines on each site you use and always avoid predictable patterns.
  • Protect your passwords by storing them in Sticky Password’s encrypted database.

Accessing the password generator via the main application window

  1. Unlock Sticky Password and tap the menu icon in the top left corner.

    How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - tap the menu icon.
  2. Select Password generator.

    How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - select password generator.
  3. To generate a strong password simply tap Generate.

    How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - tap generate.
  4. Select one of the options:

    • Save to new Account - this option opens the dialog for adding a new web account and fills the password in the password field.
    • Copy to clipboard - this option copies your generated password to the clipboard.

    Important note: Don’t forget to save this newly generated password in Sticky password!

    How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - select one of the options.

Advanced options for your password

Tap Advanced options to see more password settings: length, upper and lower case letters, numbers, special characters or exclusion of similar characters.

How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - advanced options.

Tip: The longer your password is, and the more different characters a password has, the stronger it is. However, some sites do have their own policies and - for example - only allow you to use certain symbols or certain lengths of a new password. Sticky Password lets you adjust the settings via advanced options to meet these requirements.

Password generator history

Sticky Password also keeps track of all the passwords you create with the password generator, so you can get them back if you didn’t have a chance to save them. This could help you when you used the password generator on a website but your new password wasn’t saved, or you can’t find it to sign in.

All generated passwords are saved in the password history. Simply tap the eye icon to show your password or tap copy to copy a password to the clipboard.

How to create strong passwords with password generator on iPhone and iPad - password generator history.

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