Saved iOS logins do not prompt to populate saved login information on pages where login information has been saved

Description of the issue:
Repost since origianl post closed with no resoltuion. Mobile ios version. Saved logins do not prompt to populate saved login information on pages where login information has been saved in brave’s saved logins on sites with separated user and password pages. Amazon.com is an example. Not recognized by Brave as login pages and do not prompt to use saved logins for user.
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Store your password information on Amazon.com . Then log out and return to the login page. No prompt is displayed to populate the account info that was saved. The prompt is only displayed once the ‘account name’ is keyed and submitted. Then on the next password page, Brave will see its a login and prompt for the password. It should have prompted to use the saved ‘account name’ too.
  2. All pages with separated user/password pages do not populate stored user account information in Brave

Expected result:
A prompt to populate login from Brave’s saved logins should be displayed on a login page. Brave doesn’t display any way to use the saved login user name, it has to be typed in. Safari sees that these are login pages and prompts to use saved login info, Brave does not.
Brave Version( check About Brave):
all Brave versions have had this problem
Mobile Device details
iphone 12 ios latest version
Additional Information:

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replying to keep open

@db98954f8a6e4d6ee1e3,
Apologies that your original post was auto-closed. Let me reach out to the iOS team about this. I do see that we have an open issue on our Github submitted that describes this:

I’ve added your report here to the above Github thread for developers to see and will reply when I have more information for you.

I’ve also edited the title of this thread to be shorter/easier to read.

This is an issue I encountered as well right when I switched password managers and blamed the password manager when it appears to be Brave related.

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thank you! I was just checking back in on this after awhile and unfortunately I went past the 30 days so had to open another topic. Only happening where user/password pages are separated. Thanks.

@db98954f8a6e4d6ee1e3 @fedup,
So after discussing with the team, there are a few things to note about the autofill behavior:

  1. This mostly has to do with limitations iOS places on third party browsers. The observation that this only occurs on sites where user name/pw are separated is relevant. Safari has OS privileges that allow access to 3rd party pw managers here where other browsers aren’t afforded them. Note that, if not already known, for sites where login credentials are not separated, simply tapping the Passwords option that shows up above the keyboard when you enter the text field should bring up your third party pw manager for autofill (assuming permissions are given in (iOS) Settings --> Passwords --> Autofill
  2. That being said, passwords that are saved in Brave specifically should be autofilled for you upon landing on the site.

I believe that since this is an OS limitation that “fixing” this behavior is out of our hands at this time. I hope this clears some things up and I do apologize for the inconvenience regardless.

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Rather than creating a new post, I thought I’d reply. Please advise if a new one should be created.

Other 3rd party browsers (google chrome is a perfect example) are able to auto populate usernames and passwords just fine on iOS devices? So I don’t quite understand the notion of it being an os issue.

If memory serves I’ve read somewhere before brave is having issues with storing the passwords inside the app/database?
Where is the data going when the pop up to save log in information is used to save the log in?
Off the back of this also, sync between desktop browsers and the iOS one doesn’t seem to functionally work, any password saved on iOS doesn’t get synced to the desktop browser. And either desktop saved logins aren’t synced to iOS, or it’s the same inability to auto fill the log in info causing the issue in reverse.

Tbh this log in issue is nearly frustrating enough for me to consider switching back ti google chrome.

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Amazon login seems to have gotten worse as of latest update. Neither the email or password fields display any prompt to auto fill information even though the info is stored in both apple keychain and brave, and every time I log in now it asks me to save the same login information in Brave, after I have already saved it multiple times but it never prompts to auto fill. If broken at OS level please contact the Apple team and inform them of the issue. Saving login information in Brave has been broken since the beginning, and now its worse.

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I have the same issue every time I go to login somewhere. It is the same regardless of whether the ID and password are separated. Most of the sites in question display them on the same screen. Works fine on my laptop, but never on my phone.

Forget auto-filling— is it normal for the Brave app to not show the “[key icon] Passwords” link from iOS itself?

Login.yahoo.com does not give you the option by default on the top line of the (stock) input box