SamuraiSafe for iOS
Release Notes

V1.5.3 – 11 November 2018

Minor changes:
• ready for recent iPad models [iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch].

V1.5.2 – 28 October 2018

Minor changes:
• ready for recent iPhone models [XS, XS Max, and XR],
• links to Privacy Policy and Release Notes in Settings.

V1.5.1 – 21 May 2018

New features:
• SamuraiSafe now supports Password History (retaining previously saved passwords).
Enabling this feature requires a password safe file format upgrade.
If you use safes in iCloud, you should update SamuraiSafe on all devices before upgrading any safe.
For further information, please see

• Touch/Face ID now authenticates immediately on selecting a password safe with saved credentials. Use long press to access the safe open options.

V1.4.17 – 13 February 2018

• Prevent spurious change warnings on iOS 11 when simultaneously opening an iCloud safe on another iOS 11 or macOS 10.13 device. See for more details.

V1.4.16 – 10 October 2017

• Improved cross hardware (iPhone X) compatibility.

V1.4.15 – 10 October 2017

• Restored landscape mode to iPhone. Sorry for any inconvenience.

V1.4.14 – 2 October 2017

• Ready for iPhone X and Face ID.

Note: Recent password visibility improvements mean rotation to landscape isn’t necessary to see a long password on iPhone, so I have removed support for landscape. Please let me know if you miss it.

V1.4.13 – 18 September 2017

• Drag and Drop entry details to other apps on iOS 11 iPad:
   – Tap and hold entry detail, then drag. Or tap to copy as before.
• Improved visibility for long passwords:
   – Password field is now multi-line.
   – Tap the magnifier toolbar icon to show the password in an overlay window. Tap to hide.
• Settings reorganised for clarity. New settings:
   – Web Browser: Copy Password On Open
   – New Entry Defaults: Username

V1.4.12 – 8 September 2017

Touch ID/Face ID. Due to popular request! Please note:
– for IOS 9 and later,
– changing enrolled fingerprints clears stored passwords,
– may be disabled in preferences.

V1.4.11 – 1 September 2017

– new passPHRASE generator option (random sequence of English words),
– improved standard password generator (faster, stronger),
– better handling of large text sizes,
– resolved a number of minor issues.

V1.4.10 – 14 April 2017

Minor update for night owls and time(zone) travellers:
– Safe file modification date/time is now displayed correctly on passing midnight or after a timezone change.

V1.4.9 – 9 January 2017

– Resolved some minor usability and internal issues.

V1.4.8 – 24 October 2016

– Resolved issue with auto file locking after wake from background.
– Resolved cosmetic issue with web viewer.

V1.4.7 – 13 October 2016

– Open URLs in inbuilt web browser on iOS 9 and later on iPad or iPhone Plus in landscape mode.
– iOS 10 universal clipboard security: clipboard contents always remains local.
– Password strength indicator updates as you type.
– Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
– Sorry: now only supporting iOS 8 and later.

V1.4.6 – 24 August 2016

– Internal cleanup – removed unused app store code. Likely to be the last iOS 7 version.

V1.4.5 – 6 January 2016

– Minor fix: remove delay in updating display when deleting password entry.

V1.4.4 – 2 December 2015

– Minor cosmetic improvements.

V1.4.3 – 11 November 2015

All features are now permanently unlocked for free (no in-app purchase required):

– Creation and editing of safes.
– Automatic backup of changes.
– Moving safes between local storage and iCloud.
– Generation of strong passwords.
– Password strength indicator.
– Deletion of safes, (restorable from backup).

V1.4.1 – 21 October 2015

Supports iOS9 iPad multitasking and iPhone plus landscape mode.
Minor bug fixes. Reduced price for in-app upgrade.

V1.4 – 17 September 2015

– Updated for iOS8.
– Improved iCloud interaction (iCloud Drive and Documents in the Cloud)
– Password strength indicators.
– Enhanced iCloud conflict handling.

Unlocking the full feature set with a single in-app purchase provides:
– Creation and editing of safes.
– Automatic backup of changes.
– Moving safes between local storage and iCloud.
– Generation of strong passwords (configurable policy).
– Deletion of safes, (restorable from backup).
– All future enhancements on release.

V1.3.1 – 19 May 2014

Auto clear clipboard if terminated.
Minor visual tweaks.

V1.3 – 4 October 2013

Updated for iOS 7. Supports dynamic type.
New setting for displaying file modification times.
New setting for displaying password/entry modification times.
Also some minor bug fixes.

V1.2.3 – 14 September 2013

Auto clear clipboard timeout limited to 3 minutes for compatibility with latest iOS versions.

V1.2.2 – 30 August 2013

Fix app icon in store. No need to update if you have 1.2.1.

V1.2.1 – 28 August 2013

Minor visual tweaks. New style icon.

V1.2 – 10 July 2013

Issue resolved which resulted in iCloud safes sometimes being listed more than once.

V1.1.2 – 4 May 2013

First iOS release.