How to automatically copy one time passwords when using AutoFill

Minimalist AutoFill is built on Apple’s AutoFill system which unfortunately does not yet support auto-filling of 2FA one time passwords for third party passwords managers like Minimalist. That's why Minimalist offers automatic copying of 2FA one time passwords while using AutoFill.

When will Apple support auto-filling of one time passwords?

Apple has not yet announced any plans to expand the AutoFill system to include 2FA one time passwords for third party password managers like Minimalist. However that doesn't mean they won't. Apple is always looking for ways to improve their products and give us a better experience, we just need to let them know how!

Please submit feedback to Apple at https://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html asking them to:

  • Update the AutoFill system to allow third party password managers to auto-fill one time passwords.

In the mean time, continue reading to enable automatic copying of one time passwords.

How to enable automatic copying of one time passwords

One enabled, Minimalist will automatically copy a current one time password to the clipboard which can then pasted into the appropriate field.

Here's how to enabled it:

  • Open Minimalist app.
  • Select gear icon to open “Settings” screen.
  • Select "Minimalist AutoFill”.
  • Enable “Automatically copy one-time passwords…”
  • Optionally allow notifications to remind you when a one time password has been copied (recommended).

And here's how to use it:

  • AutoFill the username and password of any Login item for which you've setup 2FA one time passwords.
  • Watch for the notification indicating the one time password has been copied.
  • Manually paste the copied one time password into the appropriate field.

That should be it! Let us know if you run into any trouble at hello@minimalistpassword.com.

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