Mozilla ends support for Firefox Lockwise password management app, strands iOS users

Farewell, sweet prince.

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Mozilla has emailed its Lockwise users to inform them that on December 13, it will be ending support for its Lockwise password management app.

Lockwise has two guises: One in the browser itself at about:logins and a separate app for iOS and Android that can become the default password manager for your phone, without needing the overhead of Firefox the browser to start up.

It is the latter and lighter option that has hit the end of the support road.

“The Firefox Lockwise app will no longer be updated and supported by Mozilla and will not be available in the Apple App and Google Play Stores,” Mozilla said in its email.

“After that date, current Lockwise users can continue to access their saved passwords and their password management in the Firefox desktop and mobile browsers.”

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A support note that has replaced the site for Lockwise says that the app could keep working after December 13, but it will not get updates.

Android users can replace the password autofill functionality with Firefox itself, and see an arguable improvement in how it works,

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