Apple lets you store your username and password in the iCloud keychain, so you can quickly log in to websites and apps using FaceID or TouchID. But what if you want to manage your saved accounts and passwords? Here is a detailed guide on how to find, edit, delete and add passwords on iPhone and iPad.
How to find saved passwords on iPhone and iPad
- To open Settings app.
- Scroll down and press Passwords and accounts (iOS 13). For iOS 14 it has been renamed to just Password.
- Press Website and app passwords. Authenticate using FaceID or TouchID.
- You will see a list of stored details. Use the search field to find the details of the desired app or website quickly. Or scroll and tap an entry to see username, password and URL. Touch the details to copy it or share via AirDrop.
How to quickly find saved passwords using Siri
- Call Siri on iPhone. You can do this by tapping on the right side of iPhones with Face ID. On other iPhones, press the Home button. You can also use the hot-word ‘Hey Siri.’
- Ask it nowShow 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.‘
- Then authenticate with Touch ID or Face ID. You will be in the Settings app where you can view, copy or AirDrop your credentials.
What are the autofill passwords?
When autofill passwords are enabled, you automatically see the username / email address (passwords are not displayed but are filled in automatically) above the keyboard (or press the key icon) when you are in the login field of a website or app. It is super handy.
However, Apple gives you the option to disable this feature. For this, press the switch next to it Autofill password under Settings app → Passwords and accounts. After this, you must follow the steps above manually, view / copy the username + password and type / paste it.
How to delete multiple saved passwords from iCloud keychain
- To open Settings app → Passwords and accounts.
- Press Website and app passwords. Authenticate using TouchID or FaceID.
- Press Edit from the upper right corner.
- Select the desired entries and press Delete and confirm.
How to manually add passwords to iCloud keychain
- To open Settings app and press Passwords and accounts.
- Press Website and app passwords.
- Touch the plus icon (+).
- Enter website, username, password. Finally, press Finished.
How to edit stored passwords on iPhone and iPad
- Start Settings app and press Passwords and accounts.
- Press Website and app passwords.
- Touch a saved entry.
- Press Edit.
- You can now tap the username and password field to make the changes. From here you can also delete this entry from the keychain. Finally, press Finished.
What are the security recommendations in iOS 14?
In iOS 13, if you use the same password on more than one website or app, you will see a small triangle with an exclamation point. When you tap it, you see which websites have used the same password. Pretty stylish!
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 enter a new, different password.
Apple says’Safari uses strong cryptographic techniques to regularly check your password leads against a list of broken passwords in a secure and private way that does not reveal your password information – not to Apple.‘
I hope this article has helped you manage stored passwords and accounts on iPhone and iPad. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.