Apple is prepping a deceptively significant upgrade in iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3. It’s an improvement to iCloud Keychain, in which you can keep your passwords and other secure information updated across all of your Apple devices: Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
iCloud Keychain remembers things, so that you don’t have to. It auto-fills your information — like your Safari usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and expiration dates (without storing or autofilling the security code), Wi-Fi passwords, Internet accounts, and more on any Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch that you approve.
David Phelan for Forbes:
You’ll know iCloud Keychain, even if you don’t think you do. It’s the system where when you need to log into a website, you see the box turn yellow and the username and password populate the fields automatically. It’s drop-dead brilliant.
Except, sometimes it only saves the password, leaving you struggling to remember what the username is next time you visit.
Well, the good news is that with iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, If you create a new password, but Safari can’t quite tell exactly which username goes with it, a pop-up menu will ask you to enter the username. It’ll say “To save this password, enter the username for your thisorthat.com account.”
Simple, huh? And while it might sound like a minor change, it’s deceptively significant one and will offer a big step forward in terms of convenience.