Mozilla Ending Support for Firefox Lockwise Password Manager in December
Mozilla has told users of its Lockwise password management app that it will officially end support for the app on December 13. While the password manager will continue to work after that date, it will no longer receive support or security updates.
Lockwise began life in 2018 as Lockbox, an open-source mobile app for iOS, Android, and desktop that allowed users to access login credentials and autofill passwords stored in Mozilla's Firefox web browser.
Most of those features have now been integrated into Firefox on desktop and/or mobile, signaling the end of the road for the standalone Lockwise app.
"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 to users.
"After that date, current Lockwise users can continue to access their saved passwords and their password management in the Firefox desktop and mobile browsers."
Android users will be able to access the password autofill functionality offered by the Firefox app instead, but users on iOS will have to wait to gain the ability to manage Firefox passwords system-wide.
"Firefox for iOS will already sync your saved Lockwise passwords," states Mozilla in a support article. "You can currently only use those inside Firefox. Check back for updates in December 2021 on how to use Firefox for iOS as your system-wide password manager."
Earlier this month, Mozilla released Firefox 94 for iOS devices, which introduces a new homepage design that adds several quality of life improvements to the browser. Firefox says that the new features are designed for "short bursts of online interactions that are constantly interrupted by life."
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Let’s hope one day that Firefox will gain it’s first rank over Google’s products. For that you need to seriously rethink your UI.
Am using Firefox Sync to keep bookmarks and passwords up to date across macOS and iPhone and iPad Pro - probably better to have that stuf in one place and not in multiple apps that do the same thing
Seeing as it started as an open source mobile app, I really hope that someone will continue to offer an open-source app that works with Firefox Sync, but I guess we need Firefox to support this...