Many Apple users prefer to serf Internet with the help of Safari – original Apple browsing application. It is available on both – Apple mobile devices running iOS and Mac computers. Safari – just like many other popular browsers – has a lot of built-in functions designed for user’s convenience. Function of storing passwords is certainly among them. In this article we are going to tell you how to find saved passwords in Safari on Mac OS and iOS.
Table of contents: 1. How to find saved passwords in Safari on Mac OS 2. How to find saved passwords in Safari on iOS - iPhone, iPad
How to find saved passwords in safari on Mac OS
The MacOS operating system is pre-installed on all Apple computers – Macbook, iMac, Mac Pro. Safari browser meets all modern standards, and many users do not install any third-party applications to browse the Internet. If you use Safari for authorization on various websites, it saves information about all logins and passwords entered. You can see them as follows:
- You need to start the Safari browser on your computer;
- In the upper left corner, click on the “Safari” sign and select the “Preferences” option in the drop-down menu;
- A settings popup window will appear. Here you need to select the “Passwords” button in the top menu. On the password tab you will need to enter the password of the computer user;
- After entering the password, you are going to see a window with 3 columns: the website name, the user name and the password. Also, to the right from the password, there may be an exclamation sign that reports some information. For example, an exclamation sign in a yellow triangle indicates that one password is being used for several websites. Click on the line with the website that you need and its password will be displayed there.
Please note: In the upper right corner there is a search that allows you to filter the list of websites to find the one you need. If necessary, you can delete some passwords from Safari memory. To do this, select the appropriate line and click “Remove” in the lower right corner.
You can also add a new website and login / password for it. To do this, click “Add” in the lower right corner and enter the necessary data.
Please note: If you need to disable the automatic filling of user names and passwords, which may be useful in some situations for security purposes, there is a corresponding setting in the upper left corner of the “Passwords” window.
How to find saved passwords in iOS — iPhone, iPad
To view passwords stored in Safari on mobile devices running iOS, you need to do the following:
- Go to the “Settings”;
- Select the “Passwords and Accounts” section;
- Then go to the “Website&App Passwords” section. To enter this section you will need to enter a password (or use Touch ID, Face ID);
- In this section you should be able to find all logins and passwords for all websites stored on the device. To view information about a specific account for a specific website, you need to click on the appropriate line. It will be easy for you to find websites that you need by simply filtering passwords using the “Search” line.
Just like in the version for MacOS, you can add a new password, if you click on the plus in the upper right corner, and enter the necessary information.
To delete passwords, click “Edit” in the upper right corner, mark the passwords you want to delete, and then click “Delete” in the upper left corner.