Find Passwords Saved in Safari for iPad & iPhone on ios 11, 12 and 13


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.

Find ios Settings Hidden Search Bar

Find ios Settings Hidden Search Bar

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.

About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress...vsatips...where I write tech tips for mobile devices...primarily ios...2nd is vsatrends...where I write less about tech things and more about everything else. I also host a YouTube channel which I use to better illustrate some of the 'how to's' in my posts. I love everything about technology. Currently, my main interests/platforms are ios, Windows and Amazon Echo. Recently I decided we were spending way too much money with our local cable provider. So I decided to cut the cord. There is a definite learning curve, especially the antennae part, but we successfully did that and are now saving a boatload of money, so I write some about that. I also am extremely conscientious about security because of an event my family endured , so I write a lot about that too. Two sub-categories of security I tend to focus on are the password manager Dashlane and Hardware Firewalls. Last, I take a lot of notes and have been a beta tester for Evernote for many years. I love Evernote! In recent years Apple has beefed up Apple Notes a it’s become a fairly serious note long as its OK if you lose or mess up all your Apple note data. I write about those 2 note platforms primarily.
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