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For those who own an Apple TV, you guys are probably well aware of what a pain it is to enter a password to log into certain apps. This is because while the Apple TV remote might be useful for navigating the device, it’s less than ideal to type things out, but that is expected to change with the upcoming tvOS 12 update.

This was discovered by Reddit user R031E5 in which in tvOS 12, users can choose to autofill saved passwords. Apparently how it works is that the Apple TV will use the Siri remote to look for a nearby iPhone. This is already a feature that is available, but as you can see in the screenshot above, after confirming that you are connecting your iPhone with the Apple TV, it will bring up a list of saved passwords (assuming that you have saved any) from which you can choose which to autofill it with.

That being said it is unclear if this will work for third-party password managers such as LastPass or 1Password since as you can see, the screenshot shows the password list for passwords saved using Apple’s own system. However according to R031E5, it might be possible for third-party apps to use auto completion to suggest passwords, but we’ll have to wait and see.

It isn’t a particularly huge change, but it is changes like this that helps the overall ease of using the platform which is something users can probably appreciate, so Apple TV users will probably want to keep an eye out for it in the future.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about Apple TV, iPhone and tvOS.

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