My Passwords Review 2024: A Secure Offline Password Vault

My Passwords password manager is a low-cost option that will keep your data secure with its offline vault.
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My Passwords
  • Secure and seamless for individual usage
  • Company has never been hacked
  • Data sharing is not straightforward
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Are you looking for an easy-to-use resource for password management? Password managers can help you stay organized while also keeping your account information safe.

We tested out My Passwords password manager and found that it is one of the cheapest password manager options for basic storage and password generation. Furthermore, the interface is easy to use and self-explanatory. However, it is not as easy to seamlessly share offline data with others — something that is possible with password managers that connect to the internet.

Overall, My Passwords is best suited for someone who wants a simple user interface and also prefers a one-time payment for their password management service.

In this article
My Passwords review at a glance
My Passwords features
Our My Passwords experience
My Passwords privacy policy
Is My Passwords safe to use?
My Passwords customer service
My Passwords compatibility
How much does My Passwords cost?
My Passwords FAQs
Bottom line

My Passwords review at a glance

Price Starts at $9.99 for lifetime usage
Free option Yes
Browser extensions No
Password sharing Yes
Encryption Yes
Two-factor authentication No
Password generator Yes
Form filler No
Digital legacy No

Data as of 03/14/2023.

My Passwords pros and cons

Pros
  • AES-256 encryption
  • Company has never been hacked
  • Secure and seamless for individual usage
  • Multiple login options, including biometrics
  • One-time payment fee on Apple for lifetime use
Cons
  • Data sharing is not straightforward
  • You’re at risk of losing data if you haven’t created a back-up file
  • Purchases made on one operating system won’t transfer to another
  • There are not many quality tutorials
  • Limited customer support

My Passwords features

My Passwords is an offline vault that stores your passwords with AES-256 encryption to keep your information safely stored. The free version offers a standard password generator, data backup, and unlimited entries. The Pro version features give the app some uniqueness, including the ability to import and export passwords and other data, entry and login by lock pattern, a self-destruct feature, and family sharing of password data on the Pro Family plan.

Password sharing

Because My Passwords was designed to be used without being connected to the internet, it is far from a seamless task to share your password vault with both other devices and other people. To share data with another device, you have to manually create backup data and then upload and download CSV files to transfer data between devices.

My Passwords's available password sharing options (encrypted database or import/export of CSV files).

To share your My Passwords data with someone else, you have to join their Pro Family plan and implement Apple Family Sharing. Apple’s Family Sharing feature lets you share your Apple service with up to five other family members. Due to this, we found that this app may be better for individual use versus family sharing.

Login options

My Passwords does not offer two-factor authentication (2FA), but it does provide other options for safely logging in. You can log in to My Passwords with a master password, biometric data, or with a lock pattern. The master password is available on the free and Pro plans, while the other selections are available only on the Pro plan.

Your master password is used to encrypt and decrypt your account data. Essentially, the master password functions as the key to your My Passwords account. Before choosing your master password, ensure it is a strong password that cannot be guessed easily. If you do not want to type in your password each time you enter the app, you can also log in through face recognition or by using a lock pattern you have preset in your settings. We logged in with all three options with no trouble.

My Passwords prompting you to register a master password.

Password generator

We were happy with My Password’s password generator, as it came up immediately and offered endless combinations of unique passwords. You can customize your password for each website by using uppercase or lowercase lettering, numbers, or special characters to modify the length and appearance of each password.

My Passwords's password generator with settings for length, uppercase, lower, case, numeric, and special characters.

Photo attachments

My Passwords will let you add a photo attachment to your password entries with the editing feature. It could be useful to add a photo to your password entries as a visual aid for remembering your password. Additionally, you can add custom fields one at a time to your password entries if you need to equip your entry with more information. We were able to seamlessly attach a photo from our iOS device to a chosen password.

A pop-up offering to add custom fields or images to a password entry.

Self destruct

My Passwords contains a unique self-destruct feature that will clean all the sensitive data from your app if the master password is entered incorrectly a specified number of times. You can set the number from a low three attempts all the way to unlimited attempts, so this safety option is customizable to your level of comfort. This precautionary measure could prevent hackers from trying to either guess your password or use automated software to generate consecutive guesses, an attack method known as brute force.

A pop-up to select how many failed password attempts before My Passwords self-destruct feature.

Archive and trash

Both My Passwords’ archive and trash aspects can be used for your saved password entries, and these offerings both held up in our tests. We were also able to move an entry from the trash back into our main queue by clicking Restore.

My Passwords's archive and trash feature for password entries.

Bonus features

My Passwords also offers a few extra features you may be interested in. The My Passwords app will auto-lock your device when the screen turns off, so you don’t have to worry about someone picking up your mobile device and gaining access to your personal data. Additionally, as we were taking screenshots within the application, it locked automatically in each instance that we took a photo.

If you are interested in strengthening your passwords by viewing your previous password history, this is also available for you. There is a password history feature in the Pro version of the app.

Our My Passwords experience

We tested the My Passwords app on an iPhone 13 with the Pro Family plan.

Overall, My Passwords password manager is mediocre in terms of overall features and options compared to other paid password managers. The app itself was self-explanatory, with the interface being easy enough to figure out. The password generation feature worked seamlessly, allowing us to generate secure passwords varying in length and complexity. Because My Passwords uses military-grade encryption in an offline vault, we feel confident that it would be difficult for your data to be hacked and exploited.

Moreover, this app offers some customizable features for how you would like to log in, customize your password entries, and set up the self-destruction option, all actions that may make you feel protected. But when looking for resources on how to potentially transfer our data to another device or family member, we had to reach out to customer service to get answers. Although they responded to our inquiry within one business day, we were hoping for either a live chat feature or a thorough online resource that would have made this topic a bit clearer for a first-time user.

There were also YouTube videos available on how to transfer data from one device to the next, as well as import and export data from the app, but we found that some parts of the videos were unclear. There was no sound during the videos, so it would have been nice to have someone speaking to us throughout the instructional presentation to make the steps clearer. There were also times in the videos when icons were paused over, and these icons were not used in the particular action sequence we were going through.

My Passwords privacy policy

A privacy policy lets you know what parts of your personally identifiable information are being collected by a company. The policy should show the credibility of the organization and give you peace of mind.

My Passwords has its privacy policy within the app, reassuring you that they, “do not collect, use or share any personal information of you or your stored data.” Additionally, they state that any user data being stored is encrypted on your own device, so the platform cannot share your data with others.

My Passwords's privacy policy and disclaimer.

My Passwords third-party audits

Companies sometimes hire auditors, third-party reviewers independent of the company, that assess the company’s overall security methods and compliance with industry standards. They primarily do this so that their product is deemed trustworthy and reputable.

We inquired with My Passwords’ customer service regarding any completed third-party audits. They told us that the software is built in a way where it is impossible for the data to be hacked, as an internet connection is not used in the exchange of personal information.

The third-party audit inquiry was not directly addressed, so we assume that an audit has not yet been completed based on our interaction and a lack of information regarding auditing on its website. While a company not providing an audit doesn’t mean its software isn’t secure, it does mean that there are no written assurances for you at this point.

Is My Passwords safe to use?

Hacking and data breaches may happen with password managers, even if you frequently update your privacy settings because no piece of software code is perfect. My Passwords customer support assured us that they had never had any hacks occur, stating: “Everything is stored locally on your phone. We don’t have access to any of your data or to any of the actions you take inside the app. In other words, we don’t use any internet connection to exchange personal data.”

My Passwords customer service

My Passwords has a support section that provides a contact email and a link to FAQs. There is no live chat feature or a customer forum, but we did find its YouTube channel that has several tutorial videos. My Passwords also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter, but at the time of writing its last social media posts were from September 2022.

When we wrote to customer service with a few questions, an email response was provided within one business day. My Passwords shared a detailed response and provided a helpful link to assist us with our inquiry.

My Passwords compatibility

My Password app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, being compatible with the Apple operating system and usable on your iPhone or iPad. Because My Passwords does not use the internet to store your information, it isn’t compatible with web browsers.

How much does My Passwords cost?

My Passwords costs $9.99 for the Pro plan and $10.99 for the Pro Family subscription. This is a one-time purchase that covers the lifetime of the product. You can appreciate that this is a one-time price commitment versus an ongoing subscription cost, as well as the fact that you can share your subscription with up to five other individuals per Apple’s family sharing policy.

When we reached out to customer service regarding a pricing differential we saw online, they stated that they solely manage the pricing tiers and that Apple actually adjusts the price depending on your regional pricing.

My Passwords plan comparison

Plan My Passwords Free My Passwords Pro My Passwords Family
Price Free $9.99 $10.99
Number of users 1 1 5
Number of entries Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Password vault
Autofill
Password generator
2FA
Data breach alerts
Digital legacy
Data backups
Auto lock
Data export and import
Archive
Trash
Password history
Self-destruction
Photo attachments
Details Learn More Learn More Learn More

Prices as of 03/15/2023.

You may be wondering how the free version of My Passwords compares to other free services. We have compiled a table to compare the free versions of some of the top free password managers for you. The table below only highlights the free elements of each platform, so be aware that there are top-tier features included in the premium plans with each service.

Free password manager plans compared

My Passwords Dashlane NordPass Keeper Password Manager RoboForm
Price Free Free Free Free Free
# of devices 1 1 1 1 1
Password limit Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Encryption AES-256 AES-256 XChaCha20 AES-256 AES-256
2FA
Password generator
Data sharing
Details View Plans View Plans View Plans View Plans View Plans

Minus 2FA, you can see from the table above that this free app offers similar features to other free password manager plans. Instead of the 2FA feature, My Passwords does offer three different and secure multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods of logging in, including biometric authentication via face scan that fully worked for us during our testing.

In comparison to other paid password manager plans, My Passwords does have one unique component — a one-time payment fee. The other password manager services we analyzed had monthly fees that were sometimes charged on an annual basis, making My Passwords the least costly option over time.

Moreover, we received confirmation from My Passwords that there has never been a password breach within their software. Additionally, a 2020 study of password managers’ vulnerabilities found that Keeper and Dashlane password managers both may be vulnerable to brute force attacks, as they did not self-destruct during unsuccessful attempts at entering a master password. 

The study also noted that the autofill features for Dashlane, Keeper, and RoboForm were not secure enough in regards to copying sensitive items to the clipboard. This could leave your information vulnerable if another person or cybercriminal gains access to your device.[1]

My Passwords does not offer a free trial. However, you can request a full refund through the Apple App Store if you are unsatisfied with your initial experience.

Apple's refund request page for the My Passwords's Pro Family plan.

My Passwords FAQs


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Is My Passwords completely free?

My Passwords does offer a free version of the app for one device. The free version comes with AES-256 encryption, an offline password vault, a password generator, and an auto-lock feature that will lock the app when your screen turns off.


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How safe is My Passwords?

We view My Passwords as a safe option because it is an offline service that does not require an internet connection and it is not connected to browsers like Google Password Manager. Both the free and Pro versions have military-grade encryption to disguise your data. The encryption and offline status provide a low chance of your information being accessible to others. 

Additionally, the Pro plan will allow you to log in using only biometric data and you can modify the self-destruct feature to prevent a brute-force attack.


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How does My Passwords compare to Dashlane?

Dashlane and My Passwords are similar when it comes to their free plans. The only difference is that Dashlane allows you to enable 2FA. For new devices, 2FA is required each time, but you may also modify your 2FA for only certain logins after registering a new device. In contrast, My Passwords gives you three options for logging in to your device, but it does not offer 2FA.

As far as premium features, Dashlane offers a virtual private network (VPN) and dark web monitoring, while My Passwords does not. On the other hand, My Passwords has a self-destruct option after too many failed password attempts, which Dashlane doesn't have.

Bottom line

For a free password manager, My Passwords is a strong option, offering many of the same attributes as other services at a lower, one-time cost. The mobile app was easy to use, but the sharing feature requires some extra effort, and the support for that feature was limited to vague YouTube tutorials. A sole individual looking for a cheap and easy resource for password management might enjoy My Passwords as their application of choice.

3.1
Editorial Rating
Learn More
On My Passwords's website
Password Manager
My Passwords
  • Secure and seamless for individual usage
  • Company has never been hacked
  • Data sharing is not straightforward

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3.1
Editorial Rating
Learn More
On My Passwords's website
Password Manager
My Passwords
  • Secure and seamless for individual usage
  • Company has never been hacked
  • Data sharing is not straightforward
Author Details
Robin Moore is a freelance writer and editor specializing in blockchain technology, including wallet security and data privacy. She is the current Managing Editor for Watcher.Guru, a startup blockchain and finance news publication with 1.7 million followers on Twitter. Robin has also been the lead content editor with Genfinity.IO, another startup blockchain research publication. Before entering the Web3 space, she was a business analyst within the oil and gas industry. When she is not offering advice on the best ways to protect data privacy, she is hiking, doing yoga, or networking with her Web3 family on crypto-Twitter.

Citations

[1] University of York Password Manager Study