There are a lot of different popular websites on the Internet that require you to use a password of some sort.
Whether it’s a social media site, a shopping site, or an account with a bank or credit card, you probably have at least a handful of sites where you have accounts.
These accounts typically consist of a combination of email addresses or usernames and passwords.
Good security practice dictates that you use a different password on each site in case one of those sites becomes compromised.
Unfortunately, this can leave you with a lot of different username and password combinations that are pretty difficult to remember.
Luckily your iPhone is able to save passwords and even fill them in automatically.
You can enable the password autofill setting on your iPhone 13 by going to Settings > Passwords > Autofill Passwords > then enabling the Autofill Passwords setting on that screen.
Our guide below will show you more about using this password saving feature on your iPhone, as well as point out some of the other useful items that you will find on this Passwords menu.
How to Get iPhone 13 to Remember Passwords
- Open Settings.
- Choose Passwords.
- Tap Autofill Passwords.
- Turn on Autofill Passwords.
Our guide continues below with additional information on getting your iPhone to save passwords, including pictures of these steps.
How to Automatically Save Passwords on iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1. These steps will also work for most other iPhone models and most other iOS devices that are running the iOS 15 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
If you don’t see the Settings app gear icon then you can swipe down on the middle of your Home screen and use Spotlight Search to search for the app that way.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Passwords option.
If Face ID is set up on your phone then you will need to complete Face ID authentication before you can view and edit the stored passwords.
Step 3: Touch the Autofill Passwords option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap Autofill Passwords to turn it on.
Note that you need to touch the button to the right of it. You have enabled the password autofill option when there is green shading around the button, as there is in the image below.
You will see some options on this screen for the autofill source if you have other apps installed where you might have saved passwords.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on saving iPhone 13 passwords.
Frequently Asked Questions About Saving Passwords on an iPhone and Other Apple Devices
Your iPhone will automatically save certain things, like WiFi passwords and passcodes that you create to log in to the device, but you need to enable the AutoFill Passwords setting from above to get the device to save website passwords. this is done at Settings > Passwords > Autofill Passwords.
If your iPhone isn’t saving passwords then the Autofill Password setting isn’t turned on, or you are using a third-party app that isn’t taking advantage of iCloud keychain or the password-saving feature on the device.
Once you have enabled the Autofill Passwords setting on the iPhone 13 in the Password Settings menu, then your iPhone should be saving the username and password combinations that you enter, and it should be adding all the saved passwords to the appropriate sites when you try to log int to them.
You can open iPhone settings on your iPhone (or the other ioS device settings menu), choose the Passwords option, then turn on the option for Autofill Passwords.
You can continue reading below to find out more about how you can view all of your stored app passwords, enter your own password directly in the settings menu, and more.
More Information on Managing Saved Passwords – iPhone 13
Once you have enabled the setting for autofill passwords you are going to have a few options available to you when you wish to sign into an account in Safari. You can either have your iPhone use one of your existing passwords for the site, or it will ask you if you want it to save the credentials that you are about to enter.
If you use a password manager already, such as Lastpass, then you are also going to be able to let your iPhone use that if you have the app installed on your iPhone.
If you have an existing password saved to your iPhone that you would like to change then you can go to Settings > Passwords > then select the password and tap Edit at the top-right corner of the screen. You will then be able to change the password, username, or email address, then tap Done at the top-right of the screen.
There is also a share button on this screen that you can use if you need to Airdrop a password to someone nearby.
One of the other options on the Passwords menu is called Security Recommendations. Here you can see a list of your passwords that are duplicated across different sites, as well as those passwords that have appeared in various data leaks.
If you tap on one of the passwords listed there you can see whether it was part of a data leak, or if you are using the same password on other sites, which could be a potential problem as well.
many times if you are creating a new iPhone password for a new account on a website then you will be suggested password options that you can take advantage of. These usually offer strong password suggestions, and are almost always going ot be different than any of your existing passwords. Plus you won’t need to worry about entering these saved passwords manually, as the Autofill feature should be entering them automatically.
Note that when you sign into the Passwords menu on your iPhone 13 you will need to pass Face ID to view the stored information, assuming that you have Face ID set up on your device.
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