Mozilla Is Shutting Down Lockwise
Mozilla’s Firefox Lockwise is a popular password manager that is, unfortunately, going away soon. The company announced it would be shutting down Lockwise effective Dec. 13, 2021. The app will be removed from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, and will receive no future updates.
It’s not all bad news, though; while Mozilla is retiring the Lockwise app, the company is rolling its features into the Firefox app instead. So long as you use Firefox on your phone and laptop, all of your passwords will be saved and easily accessible.
If you don’t want to use Firefox, however, you should make a point to export your Lockwise passwords to a new app. Password managers like 1Password, LastPass, Bitwarden, and even Apple’s built-in iCloud Passwords offer similar features to Lockwise.
It’s never fun when a company shuts down a service you rely on. But taking the time now to transition to a new password manager will ensure that your accounts stay protected.