How to Get a Password to an iPhone Without Hooking Up to a Computer

by Travis Meyer

As the development of the iPhone progresses, the device has become less and less reliant on its USB connector cable. Whereas in the past you would have to connect the iPhone to your computer to sync data, now everything is done using wireless syncing or Apple’s iCloud service. The best way to send simple, text-based data such as a password is through iCloud, which includes syncing options for the Notes app. ICloud is free and can be accessed through your computer on the Web.

Activate iCloud Notes on Your IPhone

Step 1

Unlock your iPhone and open the “Settings” app.

Step 2

Tap “iCloud” in the menu and select “Account.”

Step 3

Type your Apple ID and password in the corresponding text fields and tap “Done.”

Step 4

Scroll down to Notes and change the switch to the “On” position.

Send a Password Using iCloud Notes

Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to iCloud.com.

Step 2

Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.

Step 3

Click “Notes” and type the password you want to send to your iPhone in the Notes text field.

Step 4

Click the iCloud button in the top left to exit the notes application and return to the iCloud main menu.

Retrieve the Password on Your iPhone

Step 1

Open the Notes application on your iPhone and wait while it connects to the Internet.

Step 2

Tap the new note at the top of the list in the Notes app.

Step 3

Highlight the password you sent to yourself and select “Copy.” With the password copied to your clipboard, paste it in whatever text field is appropriate. Otherwise, leave the password in your Notes app for future use.

Warning

  • Never store passwords with their corresponding usernames to avoid identity theft.

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About the Author

Travis Meyer is a co-editor at Poor Claudia and Pocket Notes. Also a front-end web developer, he specializes in server-side content management systems, web-based business solutions and graphic design.