Do you use Safari’s built-in password manager to quickly log in to your favorite sites on Mac? If so, you may want to learn how to update this saved login data when you change the password for one of your online accounts.
Although integrating Safari Autofill and Keychain will prevent you from having to remember your passwords again, you will encounter problems if you change the password for any of your accounts. Since the password stored in Safari is now the old password, you will no longer be able to log in to the site using this data. However, you can avoid this problem by manually editing the saved password to ensure that it is up to date. So, like how to add passwords to Safari Autofill on Mac, you can also update and edit your login information.
In this article, we will discuss how to update and edit stored login information, username and password in Safari on Mac.
How to edit saved usernames and passwords in Safari on Mac
Updating the passwords that Safari has stored over time is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on macOS systems. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Open “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock.
- Go to Safari settings by clicking on “Safari” in the menu bar and selecting “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- This opens a new settings window on the screen. Click the “Password” tab as shown below.
- You must enter the user’s password for your Mac to access the stored data.
- Here you will see a list of site passwords added to Safari. Select a site and click “Details” to edit the login information for that site.
- Now change the username or password according to your preferences and click “Done” to save the information.
There you go. You’ve now learned how to manually update the passwords stored in Safari. Quite simply, right?
Thanks to this feature, you can view the password details of all your online accounts in one place and find the ones that are outdated. When you change the password here, the updated data is securely stored in the keychain and synced across all other Apple devices using iCloud – provided you use the iCloud keychain anyway. If you do not use iCloud Keychain, the updated password information only affects the Safari browser on the Mac where the credentials were updated or edited.
In addition to being able to edit and update the passwords used by Safari to quickly log in, you can also manually enter new account information to fill in automatically for websites, as well as remove the outdated passwords that are still stored in Safari.
Alternatively, you can use the Keychain Access software to change the password for all your online accounts. If you do not know, keychain access saves password information for all logins you have made from your Mac, not just Safari. However, like Safari, keychain access can be used to recover some of your lost or forgotten passwords in seconds.
This feature has been around in Safari on Mac for quite some time, so this feature should exist on your computer as long as it runs a relatively new version of Mac OS.
We hope you were able to manually edit the saved passwords in Safari without any hassle. What are your overall thoughts on Safari’s built-in password management solution? How about popular third-party password administrators like 1password, LastPass and Dashlane? Share your valuable opinions and experiences below.