How you save passwords on Safari depends on the device that you are using. The steps are different for iMacs and MacBooks then they are for iPhones and iPads.
How to Save Passwords with iMac and MacBook
The macOS uses keychains to help you save and protect your passwords. This feature will also let you keep track of account numbers or other confidential information that you use on your devices.
You can use Passwords preferences to add, edit, or view the various user names and passwords for the websites you visit. If you own a recent iMac or MacBook, you can ask Siri to “Show me my passwords.”
You can choose the Safari dropdown menu from the top left next to the Apple logo. Then select Preferences. This process will take you to the Passwords icon, which is fourth from the left and looks like a key.
You will need to unlock your passwords, so enter in the code that you use to unlock your system during the startup process.
Check the box at the top left that says, “AutoFill user names and passwords.” Then Safari will do so on each site where you have login information registered in the browser. It will also ask you if you want to save the info during future login attempts.
If you see a yellow triangle warning box, then this means you have saved the same password for multiple sites.
The passwords will lock after a few seconds of inactivity to protect your privacy. Just re-enter your code again to access the data.
5 Steps to Saving Passwords with an iPhone or iPad
- Choose the Settings app from your iPhone or iPad. It is the one that looks like it has a set of gears on it.
- Scroll down until you see the Passwords and Accounts option. Tap on it.
- Make sure that you have the switch turn on for Autofill Passwords.
- Now go back to the Settings screen by tapping on the command function at the top left of the screen.
- Scroll down until you reach Safari, and then tap on it. Then turn on the slider that is next to Names and Passwords.
Once you finish these steps, any login will prompt Safari to ask you if you want to keep the password entered. You can choose to save it immediately or tell the browser “Not Now.”
If you want to stop Safari from asking about saving your password, then follow the steps above to move the sliding switch to the “off” position.
How do I get Safari to remember passwords?
How do I save a username and password in Safari?
How do I get my Mac to automatically save passwords?
- Open Safari on your Mac.
- Click Safari in the menubar (top left corner) and choose Preferences…
- Click on the AutoFill tab at the top.
- Make sure the box next to User names and passwords is checked.
- Click Edit to add new passwords or edit existing ones.
Why are my passwords not being saved Mac Chrome?
Is it safe to have Safari save passwords?
Why is Safari not remembering my passwords?
Where can I save all my passwords?
- Sticky Password.
Is it safe to save passwords on iPhone?
Where do I store my passwords on my iPhone?
Can you show me all my saved passwords?
Is Apple Keychain A good password manager?
While iCloud Keychain is safe, secure, and easy, it’s also very tied to both our Apple devices and Safari in general. For those situations, you’ll need a third-party password manager, so it’s not a bad idea to run one alongside iCloud Keychain on your Apple device.
Why are all my saved passwords gone iPhone?
How do I get my saved passwords back?
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
- To the right of the address bar, tap More .
- Tap Settings. Passwords.
- See, delete, or export a password: See: Tap View and manage saved passwords at passwords.google.com. Delete: Tap the password you want to remove.