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 your iPhone and iPad.
What is iCloud Keychain?
Keychain is an Apple-developed inbuilt password management system on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. It lets you save and autofill usernames, emails, and passwords for websites and supported apps. Additionally, iCloud Keychain can also store Wi-Fi passwords and credit card details. Everything is end-to-end encrypted and thus can not be read by anyone else, either in transit or storage.
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If you own multiple Apple devices, you can enable iCloud Keychain on all. This syncs your passwords on all devices and provides a seamless experience.
Now, let me show you how to managed saved passwords on iPhone and iPad effortlessly.
How to Find Saved 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 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.
Tip: Don’t like digging into the Settings app? Summon Siri and ask her ‘Show my passwords‘ to see all passwords or ask for specific ones like ‘Show my Gmail password.‘
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 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.‘
This is how you can see saved passwords on your iPhone and iPad. For Mac, you can open the Keychain Access app or from Safari (click on Safari from top menu bar → Preferences → Passwords)