How to Manage Saved Passwords Using iOS

Date: 09/06/2019       2 Minutes to Read

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In this article, you can learn how to manage saved passwords using iOS. This includes viewing, searching for, modifying, and deleting saved passwords stored in your iCloud Keychain.

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How to View Saved Passwords

It’s not easy to remember which password you used for which website. iOS natively helps with password management (iCloud Keychain) and can even auto-fill the information while you’re surfing the web. This data is secured by FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode, so you can rest assured that your passwords will not be accessed without your permission.

If you have saved passwords while using Safari, then you can view the saved passwords using iOS devices that are logged in under your AppleID. The steps below will guide you through the process to view your saved password(s) using iOS.

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Tap on the Passwords & Accounts option.
  3. Tap on Website & App Passwords.

    NOTE: You will need to authenticate using FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode to access this secure area.

  4. Once you authenticate, you will be on the screen that you can view some details of the saved passwords. Tap on an item to view the password.

You can search for saved passwords by website or username. When you navigate to the Website & App Passwords section, you will see a search bar at the top. If you have saved the password for your website, then you can begin typing your domain and it will display options that match.

How to Change Saved Passwords

Have you recently updated the password for your Account Management Panel (AMP), cPanel, or WordPress login? If so, you may want to update your saved password so you can start using it. Follow the steps below to learn how to change your saved password.

  1. Navigate to the Settings.
  2. Tap on the Passwords & Accounts option.
  3. Tap on Website & App Passwords.

    NOTE: You will need to authenticate using FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode to access this secure area.

  4. Begin typing the domain for your website in the search bar at the top.
  5. Tap on the saved password item you want to edit.
  6. Tap on Edit (in the upper-right).
  7. Tap on the Password field.
  8. Delete the password and then enter the new password.
  9. Finally, tap Done (in the upper-right).

Hooray, you did it! Now, when you are prompted to log into your website on your iOS device, you can autofill the username and password fields with your updated password.

How to Delete Saved Passwords

If you no longer need a saved password, you may want to delete it. Follow the steps below to remove any passwords saved in your iCloud Keychain.

Delete a Saved Password

  1. Navigate to the Settings.
  2. Tap on the Passwords & Accounts option.
  3. Tap on Website & App Passwords.

    NOTE: You will need to authenticate using FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode to access this secure area.

  4. Begin typing the domain for your website in the search bar at the top.
  5. Swipe on the entry from the right to left.
  6. Tap on the Delete option that appears to the right of the entry you swiped.

    WARNING: Deleting a saved password will remove it permanently from iCloud Keychain on all your devices.

Delete Multiple Saved Passwords

  1. Navigate to the Settings.
  2. Tap on the Passwords & Accounts option.
  3. Tap on Website & App Passwords.

    NOTE: You will need to authenticate using FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode to access this secure area.

  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Select the multiple entries you would like to remove, by tapping on each one.
  6. Once you have selected the entries, tap on Delete (in the upper-left).
  7. A confirmation will display. Tap Delete to confirm you want to delete the entries permanently from iCloud Keychain on all your devices.

Congratulations, now you know how to manage saved passwords in iCloud Keychain using an iOS device. Be sure to check out more guides for using iOS with your web hosting account.

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