8 Best KeePass apps for iOS: An overview

Finding a good KeePass app for your iPhone or iPad can be challenging. Some apps are no longer maintained, others lack necessary features. This article will give you an overview of the current options.

KeePassium

KeePassium features a clean well-polished interface and makes KeePass easy to use. It is a lightweight app that respects your privacy: offline-first, no ads, no analytics.

KeePassium interface
Main features
AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4, attachments, TOTP, iOS 13 support
Missing pieces
TOTP is read-only, no in-app integration with clouds
Synchronization
automatic sync via system integration (Files app), using the original cloud apps
Transparency
Open source (GPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
actively maintained
User support
very responsive
Ethics
published a critical review of competing apps (you are reading it now)
Price
free (without ads) + premium upgrade for convenience features

MiniKeePass

Note: as of 14 November 2019, MiniKeePass has been removed from the App Store.

Started in 2011, MiniKeePass is one of the oldest KeePass app for iOS. Unfortunately, it has been abandoned by its developers.

Main features
AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdbx4, iOS 13 dark mode.
Missing pieces
No synchronization, no attachments, no kdbx4 support
Synchronization
none
Transparency
open source (GPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
none
User support
none
Ethics
all good :)
Price
free

KeePass Touch

KeePass Touch is a fork of MiniKeePass, but with more features and still maintained.

KeePass Touch interface
Main features
AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4, iOS 13 dark mode.
Missing pieces
no file attachments
Synchronization
in-app support of Dropbox, FTP and local Wi-Fi sync
Transparency
As a fork of MiniKeePass, KeePass Touch must make its source code public, but was reluctant to do so
Maintenance / updates
largely inactive for years, but had several major updates in 2019.
User support
none
Ethics
questionable
Price
free (with ads) + one-time purchase to hide ads
Misc
Technically, KeePass Touch is not allowed on the App Store due to the AppStore-vs-GPL conflict. One complaint from a MiniKeePass contributor, and Apple will remove KeePass Touch from the App Store.

Strongbox

Strongbox Password Safe supports KeePass format since 2018.

Strongbox interface
Main features
AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdbx4/pwsafe formats, TOTP, iOS 13 dark mode, very customizable.
Synchronization
in-app integration with several clouds, and iOS Files app.
Transparency
open source (AGPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
actively maintained
User support
very responsive
Ethics
all good, but finds inspiration in KeePassium :)
Price
free (some features disabled after a trial period) + paid premium

PassDrop 2

Main features
opens KeePass 1.x kdb databases
Missing pieces
everything else, even no support for key files
Synchronization
none
Transparency
open source (AGPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
abandoned
User support
none
Price
free

KyPass 4

KyPass is one of the oldest KeePass apps on the App Store. It has a rather unconventional design, but is packed with features.

KyPass interface
Main features
AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdbx4/pwsafe formats, TOTP, InputStick,
Missing pieces
no iOS 13 dark mode
Synchronization
in-app integration with several clouds, and iOS Files app.
Transparency
proprietary, closed source
Maintenance / updates
actively maintained
User support
hit-and-miss, response time varies
Ethics
“borrowed” other developer's code, removed inconvenient questions, and systematically abandons its paying customers
Price
one-time purchase (of the current version only)

AuthPass

Cross-platform app that supports KeePass format. Available on iOS, Mac and Android.

Review coming soon.

Transparency
Open source (GPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
under development

MiKee

New app in beta stage.

Review coming soon.

Transparency
Open source (GPL-3.0)
Maintenance / updates
under development

There is a direct link to each app, feel free to try them. If you need best quality, reliability and support — get KeePassium.

Last Updated: 2019-12-09