How to find and manage saved passwords on your iPhone (2021)

how to find saved passwords on iphone and ipad

Apple lets you store usernames and passwords in iCloud Keychain so you can log in to apps and websites quickly using FaceID or TouchID. But what if you want to manage those saved accounts and passwords?

Here’s a detailed guide on how to find and edit saved passwords on iPhone and iPad.

How to find saved passwords on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts (iOS 13). For iOS 14, it’s named Passwords.
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords. Authenticate using FaceID or TouchID.

    tap on passwords and accounts and then tap on website and app passwords in settings on iphone
  4. You will see a list of saved passwords.

    tap on website to find saved passwords on iphone

How to view saved passwords using Siri

  1. Summon Siri on your iPhone. You can do so by pressing the right-side button on iPhones with Face ID. On other iPhones, press and hold the Home Button. You can also use the hot-word ‘Hey Siri.’
  2. Now, ask Siri ‘Show all my passwords.’
  3. You can also ask Siri for specific passwords. For this, say something like, ‘Show my Gmail password,’ or ‘Show my Twitter password.’
  4. Next, authenticate using Touch ID or Face ID. You’ll be inside Settings where you can view, copy, or AirDrop your credentials.

What are the AutoFill Passwords?

When Autofill Passwords is enabled, you automatically see the username/email (password is not shown but auto-filled) above the keyboard (or tap the key icon) when you’re on a website or app’s login field. It’s super handy.

However, Apple provides you the option to disable this feature. To do so, tap on the toggle next to Autofill Passwords under SettingsPasswords & Accounts. After this, you’ll have to manually follow the above steps, see/copy the username + password, and type/paste it.

disable autofill passwords on iphone

How to delete accounts and passwords from iCloud Keychain

  1. Open SettingsPasswords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Website & App Passwords. Authenticate using TouchID or FaceID.

    tap on passwords and accounts and then tap on website and app passwords in settings on iphone
  3. Tap Edit from the upper-right.
  4. Select the desired entries, and tap Delete and confirm.

    delete multiple saved passwords from keychain on iphone

Manually add a password to iCloud Keychain

  1. Open Settings and tap Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Website & App Passwords.

    tap on passwords and accounts and then tap on website and app passwords in settings on iphone
  3. Tap the plus icon (+).
  4. Type website, username, password. Finally, tap Done.

    tap on plus to manually add password to keychain on iphone

How to edit saved passwords on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings and tap Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Tap Website & App Passwords.

    tap on passwords and accounts and then tap on website and app passwords in settings on iphone
  3. Tap a saved entry then tap Edit.
  4. Now you can tap the username and password field to make the changes. From here, you can also delete this entry from the Keychain. Finally, tap Done.

    edit saved password on iphone

What are Security Recommendations in iOS 14?

In iOS 13, if you use the same password on more than one site or app, you’ll see a small triangle with an exclamation mark inside it. When you tap on it, you see which sites you’ve used this same password on. Pretty neat!

With iOS 14, Apple has taken password monitoring to the next level. Now, it automatically lets you know if the passwords you use have been involved in a data breach or not. If it finds a breach, you can upgrade to secure Sign in with Apple or set a new, different password.

Apple states that ‘Safari uses strong cryptographic techniques to regularly check derivations of your passwords against a list of breached passwords in a secure and private way that doesn’t reveal your password information – even to Apple.’

I hope this article helps you manage saved passwords and accounts on your iPhone and iPad. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below.

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2 comments
  1. Thanks for the breakdown of Passwords feature on iPhone. I’m wondering if you have suggestion if Apples Password feature is good enough that a third party password tools like 1Password, Bitwarden, Lastpass is not needed?

  2. Your Apple devices store passwords using the iCloud Keychain. This has the advantage of deep integration within iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. It’s secure and reliable and makes it easy to have your passwords on hand on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. However, third-party options are more feature-rich and available across platforms so you can also access them on Android and Windows along with Apple devices.

    Moreover, most of the good third-party password managers are paid tools. If you don’t mind spending a bit, it’s worthwhile to get a password manager. Otherwise, if you use only Apple devices, the in-built iCloud Keychain password-saving functionality is sufficient and safe.

    Feel free to check out our post about the best third-party password managers:
    For iPhone and iPad: https://www.igeeksblog.com/best-password-manager-iphone-apps/
    For Mac: https://www.igeeksblog.com/best-mac-password-manager-apps/

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