One of the great things about using ios devices like iPads and iPhones is the way that Apple saves and stores passwords for you automatically.
They call this function Apple Keychain. For many years Keychain passwords were found under Settings – Safari. But in ios 11 Apple reorganized things. Now, ios stores Safari passwords in a different location along with email accounts. Finding them can be challenging. This new location has remained constant for ios 12 and 13 too.
Finding Passwords in Settings
You can always use the search bar that Apple added to ios Settings a few years back. But that can provide a confusing assortment of responses because there are now several different locations for different types of passwords. I find myself spending too much time searching for Safari passwords over and over again. I usually want to retrieve one to copy and paste one into my password manager Dashlane or into a website where I maintain an account. My writing this post provides me with a convenient and quick resource to check if I ever forget where Apple stores Keychain data in ios settings again.
Go to Settings and scroll down
Keep Scrolling Past Privacy
(Privacy is a place I kept looking for them!)
You’ll Find Them Under Accounts & Passwords
That’s all there is too it! Once there you’ll need to provide your device PIN, use Touch ID or Face Unlock to access the passwords your device has saved. Then you can use the search bar to search for one them using a specific website or account name. When you find the one you need, you can edit it or copy a password onto the clipboard to paste it into something else.