How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain in iOS 7

Note: This no longer appears to be an option as of iOS 8

Whether it's for security or privacy reasons, or just some technical failing, but not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. That can be annoying, to say the least, when you're trying to sync your login info across all your Apple devices. Luckily, Safari can often let you save passwords even if the website itself tries to stop you. Here's how to do it in iOS 7.

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  3. Now tap on Passwords & AutoFill.
  4. Turn On the option for Always Allow.
  5. Now go back to the site you want to save the password for and try again. iCloud Keychain should now prompt you to save it if you'd like.

That's all there is to it. iCloud Keychain should now store all passwords even if a specific site asks it not to.

How to get more help with iCloud Keychain

If you have specific questions about iOS 7 or OS X Mavericks in general, check out our iOS 7 help and discussion forum or OS X Mavericks help and discussion forum. For more on Safari in specific, check out our ultimate guide:

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12 Comments
  • And in OSX Mavericks... open the preferences in Safari... select the Passwords tab... at the bottom, check the box to "Allow Autofill..."
  • Thanks! I've been looking high and low for this and am now embarrassed that it was super easy lol Sent from the iMore App
  • Oh, yeah, show Safari who's boss!
    (Thank you Ally) Sent from the iMore App
  • You should mention this works only when Passcode is enabled.
  • Agree. As such it is no use to me.
  • This is a great tip! Thanks Allyson for the review and sharing another great tip. I was having this problem with a few sights. Now I have a solution. Sent from the iMore App
  • Thank you. These little tips always help me.
  • Good one. Thank You.
  • Ha! Thanks so much! I've been wanting to use safari generated passwords but half the sites don't allow them to be saved. Even if I can't use the generated one this is such a convenience. Sent from the iMore App
  • Re: How to force websites to save password to iCloud Keychain on iOS 7.
    Neither my iPhone 5 or iPad has the Always Allow choice. So what now?
  • Another option is to use an auto-login app that will sign you in automatically into any web site you chose. See http://www.imore.com/loginbox-offers-easy-secure-access-your-most-import...
  • Unfortunately, feature has been removed in iOS 8, so this cannot be done any more. Bummer.