2.13. How to enable additional security for a selected account

It would be annoying to enter a PIN code or use Touch ID for every password request to most ordinary sites. KeyReel tries to be as friendly and invisible as possible, while providing the maximum level of security. Thus, when a phone is paired with a computer, they trust each other. Requests from sites that go to the Password Vault are handled only with the audio signal and vibration of the phone to indicate the moment of transfer of a password from the phone to the computer.

However, there is a category of accounts that you might want to have a stronger security: email accounts, banks, tax, and other important accounts that hold sensitive information. You might want to protect these accounts in situations that may occur when the phone is paired with the associated computer, but the owner is distracted from the computer for that moment. Some people may be tempted to take advantage of the moment when the phone is in proximity to a computer.

To address this circumstance, each sensitive account can be additionally protected with a PIN Code or Touch ID. Thus, KeyReel will always request a PIN Code or Touch ID for these accounts. With this feature the owner has the ability to choose stronger security for some accounts.

There are two ways to add additional protection to a particular account:

  • The first step is to swipe the account item in the “Keys” tab (keysButton) to the right until the blue icon appears. Click on it to enable protectionPlusButton or disable protectionMinusButton the additional protection. The secured account will be marked with an additional symbol indicating either Touch ID or PIN Code protection (as indicated by red arrows on the screenshots) depending on KeyReel’s unlock setting - Touch ID or PIN Code:

  • The second step is to enable/disable additional protection from the account’s info screen:


After these steps the feature is installed, every time a password is requested for the account, you will hear a sound on the phone (if sound notification in KeyReel is on) and a request will appear like the one shown below: