Apple lets you store username and passwords in iCloud Keychain so you can log in to websites and apps quickly using FaceID or TouchID. But what if you want to manage those saved accounts and passwords? Here is a detailed guide on how to view, edit, delete, and add passwords on iPhone and iPad.
- How to Find Accounts and Passwords on iPhone and iPad
- How to Quickly Find Saved Passwords Using Siri
- What are the AutoFill Passwords?
- How to Delete Multiple Saved Passwords from iCloud Keychain
- How to Manually Add Password to iCloud Keychain
- How to Edit Saved Passwords on iPhone and iPad
- What is Security Recommendations in iOS 14?
How to Find Accounts and Passwords on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap on Passwords & Accounts (iOS 13). For iOS 14, it has been renamed to just Passwords.
- Tap on Website & App Passwords. Authenticate using FaceID or TouchID.
- You will see a list of saved details. Use the search bar to find the details for the desired app or website quickly. Or, scroll and tap on any entry to see the username, password, and website address. Tap on the detail to copy it or share via AirDrop.
How to Quickly Find Saved Passwords Using Siri
- Summon Siri on your iPhone. You can do so by pressing the right-side button on iPhones with Face ID. On other iPhones, press the Home Button. You can also use the hot-word ‘Hey Siri.’
- Now, ask it ‘Show all my passwords.‘
- You can also ask Siri for specific passwords. For this, say something like, ‘Show my Gmail password,‘ or ‘Show my Twitter password.‘
- Next, authenticate using Touch ID or Face ID. You will be inside the Settings app 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 are on a website or app’s login field. It is super handy.
However, Apple provides you the option to disable this feature. For this, tap on the toggle next to Autofill Passwords under the Settings app → Passwords & Accounts. After this, you will have to manually follow the above steps, see/copy the username + password, and type/paste it.
How to Delete Multiple Saved Passwords from iCloud Keychain
- Open the Settings app → Passwords & Accounts.
- Tap on Website & App Passwords. Authenticate using TouchID or FaceID.
- Tap on Edit from the upper-right.
- Select the desired entries, and tap on Delete and confirm.
How to Manually Add Password to iCloud Keychain
- Open the Settings app and tap on Passwords & Accounts.
- Tap on Website & App Passwords.
- Tap on the plus icon (+).
- Type website, username, password. Finally, tap Done.
How to Edit Saved Passwords on iPhone and iPad
- Launch the Settings app and tap on Passwords & Accounts.
- Tap on Website & App Passwords.
- Tap on a saved entry.
- Tap on Edit.
- 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.
What is Security Recommendations in iOS 14?
In iOS 13, if you use the same password on more than one site or app, you will see a small triangle with an exclamation mark. When you tap on it, you see on which sites you have used this same password. 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 the 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 has helped you managing 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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