As good as glass keyboards on our phones have become, they’re less than ideal when entering complicated things like secure passwords. Touch ID on the iPhone 5s lets you bypass some password situations, but there’s a lot it can’t do. But if you’re on iOS 7 and also have a Mac running the latest version of OS X, you can set your phone to remember things like your passwords and credit card info. On your computer, head into System Preferences to set up an iCloud Security Code under the iCloud pane. Restart your iPhone, then head into the Settings menu. Scroll down to iCloud, tap Keychain, and switch it on. After setting up an iCloud Security Code, your saved information from your Mac should appear. Then, in Safari’s settings, go to Passwords & AutoFill and allow web forms to always autofill with your contact information. These steps make life easier but they’re also more of a security risk – you must decide if it’s worth it to save some time and frustration.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 30, 2014" by @ShellyPalmer