How to look up your accounts and passwords on iPhone and iPad

How to look up your accounts and passwords on iPhone and iPad
How to look up your accounts and passwords on iPhone and iPad (Image credit: iMore / Joseph Keller)

Apple has made some excellent improvements to password and account management in iOS and iPadOS, including the ability to access stored accounts and passwords when you're logging in on the web and in apps. In apps and on websites that use username and password fields, your iPhone or iPad will display a key icon above the keyboard. Tapping on the key will give you access to your stored accounts and passwords, letting you log in to your account with a few quick taps. If you're looking for your accounts and passwords — either to edit them or add to them — here's where you find them!

How to find your accounts and passwords on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords. Authenticate as needed with Face ID or Touch ID.

Open Settings, tap Passwords & Accounts, tap Website & App Passwords (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap the search field to search for an entry if you need to.
  2. Tap the entry you're looking for.

Tap search field, tap entry (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap on a username/email address or password if you want to copy one of them.
  2. Tap Copy to copy the username/email address or password.

Tap username/email address or password, tap Copy (Image credit: iMore)

When you've gained access to your accounts and passwords, you'll see a searchable list of entries. Tapping an entry will bring up a Username, a Password, and the Website that corresponds with your account. You can tap and hold on both the Username and Password entry to copy their contents.

How to add accounts and passwords on iPhone or iPad

iOS has a built-in mechanism for adding account and passwords to your iCloud Keychain. When you start to create an account, Safari will suggest a password for you. If you choose to use that password, Safari will also save your account details to iCloud Keychain. You can learn more about using iCloud Keychain by checking out the following post:

How to use iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

If you'd like to manually add accounts and passwords on iOS, here's how!

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords. Authenticate as needed with Face ID or Touch ID.

Open Settings, tap Passwords & Accounts, tap Website & App Passwords (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Type in the Website, Username, and Password fields where you'll use these credentials.
  3. Tap Done.

Tap Create in the upper right, input info, tap Done

Tap Create in the upper right, input info, tap Done (Image credit: iMore)

How to delete accounts and passwords on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords. Authenticate as needed with Face ID or Touch ID.

Open Settings, tap Passwords & Accounts, tap Website & App Passwords (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  2. Tap to select the credential(s) you want to delete.

Tap Edit, tap credentials to delete (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Delete in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Delete.

Tap Delete, tap Delete (Image credit: iMore)

The password will be removed from iCloud Keychain and will no longer be accessible when you access the website associated with it.

Questions?

Having trouble getting your accounts and passwords all squared away? Have any questions we might have missed? Be sure to give us a shout in the comments so we can help you troubleshoot!

Updated February 2020: This article was updated to reflect changes to iOS.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

3 Comments
  • It would be great to have an easy way on the iPhone/iPad to import all saved passwords from Chrome
  • The easiest way is to use Chrome on the iPhone/iPad with a Google account, where you should be able to sync them I believe
  • have them in chrome but I wanted to import them into keychain, I can export them from the Chrome app but cannot find a way to then simply import them into safari/keychain.