How to View Saved Passwords on iPhone or iPad?

Do you know that you can view all your saved passwords for different websites and apps on our iPhone or iPad? I will explain here how you can view them. In this post, I will guide you on how to view saved passwords in iPhone and iPad in a very simple manner.

So, whenever you forget an important one, you can just view it on your iPhone and stay away from the hassle of resetting it. This post is going to make things easier for people who always tend to forget their passwords.

How to View Saved Passwords on iPhone?

Apple introduced the ‘Autofill’ feature to its users with the release of iOS 7. Since then, the browsing and form filling experience in the Safari browser has become very convenient for iPhone users. Your iPhones and iPads save passwords for the websites that you sign in to and for the apps on which you register. When needed, you can view all the saved passwords for different websites and apps. This is a really useful feature for users like me who always tend to forget their passwords.

One special advantage of using iOS is that it makes retrieving and viewing saved passwords very easy. This allows users to quickly see a password from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can do this by going through the iPhone’s Password & Accounts Settings. But, if you are anxious about your security here, then let me tell you that it is protected by the same passcode that protects the device in general.

[Steps to Follow to View Saved Passwords on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch]

If you want to view saved passwords in iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you have to follow some simple instructions that I’m mentioning here. Everything is simple and you won’t have a tough time understanding any step.

  • Firstly, go to the Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Now scroll down a bit, find and tap on ‘Passwords & Accounts.’
  • Next, tap on ‘Website & App Passwords.’
  • The device will prompt you for authentication now. You can authenticate using either your Touch ID or Face ID.
  • After successful authentication, you will see a list of entries containing the saved passwords.
  • Tap on an entry and you will see the username, password and the website that it is related to. You can also search through this list if you want to find the password for a particular website.
  • Just tap and hold on the username and password to copy them.
  • Finally, you can view and use these passwords anywhere you want.

That’s it.

[Alternate Method to View Saved Passwords on iPhone]

You can also lookup for the saved passwords on iPhone through the Safari settings. It is an alternate method to view all the saved passwords while browsing through the Safari browser. Follow these instructions properly and you’ll learn what you need to do.

  • Firstly, go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Now go to Safari.
  • Here, under the General section, you will see ‘Autofill.’ Tap on it to continue.
  • Now scroll down and tap on ‘Saved Passwords.’ You will now see a list of entries showing the website URL with their saved passwords.
  • Tap on any entry.
  • The device will ask you for authentication. Use your passcode to unlock the screen.
  • Finally, you can view and recover any password you want from here.
  • Once done, close the Settings app.

That’s it.

About Apple’s iCloud Keychain

When Apple introduced iCloud Keychain with macOS 8.6, it evolved the password saving and management functionalities to the next level. The Keychain started saving passwords, private keys, certificates, credit cards, secure notes, and other confidential data files. It is now the built-in password management system for all Apple devices. Whatever website you visit using the Safari browser, you can save its account details through Keychain and later view it if you want.

The saved passwords and credit cards will sync through iCloud to your iPhone and other Apple devices. You can use the passwords saved in Keychain on websites compatible with the autofill feature. Or, you can just visit the Settings app on your iPhone and view the saved passwords and credit cards. All this is protected by your general passcode and Apple ID. The security and privacy offered by Apple are always the best in class.

Use iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

After the introduction to iCloud Keychain to Apple users, iOS released a built-in ability to add account and passwords to your iCloud Keychain. Whenever you initiate to register for an account, Safari will suggest a password to you. If you use that password, it will save your account details to iCloud Keychain automatically. However, you can also manually add accounts and passwords to Keychain through your iPhone or iPad.

Add Accounts and Passwords to iCloud Keychain Manually

  • Firstly, go to the Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Now scroll down a bit, find and tap on ‘Passwords & Accounts.’
  • Next, tap on ‘Website & App Passwords.’
  • The device will prompt you for authentication now. You can authenticate using either your Touch ID or Face ID.
  • After successful authentication, find and tap on Add Password option present in the top right corner. It will appear like a (+) sign.
  • Now just type the website URL where you want to log in. Next, enter the username and password for the website. Check for the typing errors before continuing.
  • Finally, tap on Done.

That’s it. In this way, you can manually add your accounts and passwords to iCloud Keychain to view them later.

Edit or Delete Saved Passwords from iCloud Keychain

  • Firstly, go to the Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Now scroll down a bit, find and tap on ‘Passwords & Accounts.’
  • Next, tap on ‘Website & App Passwords.’
  • The device will prompt you for authentication now. You can authenticate using either your Touch ID or Face ID.
  • After successful authentication,  tap the login details for the website that you want to edit or delete the password.
  • Now tap on Edit present in the top-right corner to make changes to the saved password.
  • Or, tap on Delete present in the upper left corner to remove the password.
  • Finally, tap on Done to save the changes.

That’s it. In this way, you can edit or remove the password from the iCloud Keychain.

Final Words

So that’s how you view, add, edit and delete saved passwords on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you need any help regarding anything written in this post, you can reach up to me using the comment box. You can also visit the Apple Support Thread about setting up iCloud Keychain to know more about it. I hope this post helps you enough.

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