I have a confession to make. I’m on my third phone this year, and not because I feel the need to buy a new one every time Apple announces a marginal upgrade. Try as I might, I just can’t seem to hold on to the device that, for better or for worse, contains my entire life—credit card numbers, banking information, work passwords, email accounts, and, most importantly, access to my Twitter.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve experienced more than a few panicked moments trying to locate your smartphone, whether it was in your pocket the whole time or hurtling down the street in the backseat of a cab you’d just exited. Luckily, mobile security is constantly iterating and upgrading based on the needs of consumers who keep their entire lives tethered to one device. To that end, we’ve released an upgrade to our iOS app to leverage some of the latest security upgrades in iOS 8 to ensure your Clio data is safe, even when you (inevitably) lose your phone.
With a new 1Password integration, thumb print scanner support, and more, you can rest easy knowing that your law firm data is secure. Today we’ll look at how to set each of these up. 1Password is a third-party password management application for iOS, Android, and desktop that offers secure password generation, password management, and one-touch login across your apps. To get started, download the 1Password application from the App Store.
Once installed, select your master password (the namesake ‘one password’ you’ll need to remember). You’ll then be able to add passwords for all of your apps, including Clio (or generate new, completely secure ones). The 1Password app will store your password information and enable you to login directly from 1Password going forward. Passwords not really your jam? Are you ‘all thumbs’? We’re happy to report that using the biometric scanner on either the iPhone 5s or iPhone 6, you can now access your Clio account simply by scanning your thumbprint.
To enable this awesome new feature, fire up your Clio iOS app and navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu. Once there, choose ‘Security’, and enter your mobile PIN. Next, choose ‘Touch ID & PIN’. Then tap the ‘Enable Touch ID’ button.
Going forward, you’ll be able to unlock your Clio account simply by scanning your thumb on the iPhone’s Home Button. Just as long as you don’t leave your thumbs in the back of a cab.