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Installing Secret Chest On Additional Devices

This article is written under the assumption that Secret Chest was installed on at least one device before going through these steps, as laid out at https://www.secret-chest.com/post/installing-secret-chest.


Secret Chest is best when used on multiple devices. The more devices, the better the entropy when it comes to how much of a secret lives on each device. We recommend at least two, especially since most users will have at least an iPhone and a Mac. The Apple Watch version is sitting on a branch in our development environment but is not yet ready for prime time. It turns out that keeping shards safe on the watch is finnicky, and we want that to be perfect before we show it off to others.


To install Secret Chest on Mac or iPhone will for now require Apple's Test Flight. To install it, you will need to be invited to the beta. Once you have a beta invitation, open the Test Flight app and click or tap on the Install button (if you see the Open button instead then it's already installed).



Once installed, open the Secret Chest app. If the app hasn't been installed on that device, click the New User button. If the app had previously been used by a different user, that user will be shown in the list of available accounts, given that it is possible to use two different instances of Secret Chest (e.g. home and work or for multi-user testing).

Once logged in, make sure that the Autofill extension for Secret Chest has been enabled. To do so, open System Settings (or just the Settings app on iPhone or iPad) and then search for Extensions.

From the Extensions System Setting, click or tap on Password AutoFill.

Check the box for SecretChest and then quit and re-open the Secret Chest app. Once open, it's possible to remove the banner at the top of the screen by clicking the X on it.

The new device should appear in the list of devices on both, provided the autofill extension has been enabled. The next step is to create a secret!

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