How to view, edit, or delete Safari saved passwords

Justyna Obara
Cybersecurity Content Writer
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It’s hard sometimes to remember whether you’ve taken your home keys and locked the doors, let alone memorize passwords to every online account we use. No wonder Safari’s password AutoFill feature is so popular. However, keeping your passwords there harbors significant risks. If a cybercriminal gains access to your browser or computer, they get a free pass to all your login credentials saved in Safari. This is especially risky if you use the same password for multiple websites, as it broadens the pool of endangered accounts.

Today, we’ll learn how to view, edit, and delete Safari saved passwords and what strategies can help you keep your login credentials secure.

How to view Safari saved passwords on the desktop

  1. Open Safari and click “Preferences.”

    Safari preferences
  2. Select “Passwords” from the tab at the top. You must enter your Mac password or use Touch ID to access your passwords.

    passwords icon Safari
  3. You can now click on any website on the list to show its stored password.

  4. If you wish to edit your details, double-click on that item on the list.

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How to delete Safari saved passwords on the desktop

  1. Repeat the steps above to view your passwords.

  2. Select the password you want to delete and click “Delete password.” If you wish to delete multiple passwords, hold the command key, select the passwords, and click “Remove.”

How to view and manage saved passwords on Safari on iPhone

  1. Go to “System Settings” on your iPhone.

  2. Choose “Passwords.”

  3. Sign in with your Touch ID or user account password.

  4. Find a website that interests you and click on it.

  5. Choose “Edit” at the top right corner.

  6. View and edit your Safari saved password and other account credentials.

How to protect your passwords and your accounts

Saving your passwords on a web browser is a no-go if you care about your cybersecurity. That’s true for any browser. If someone breaches your device, they could easily access all your credentials, including Facebook, Gmail, and your bank accounts. That’s enough to find out your darkest secrets and steal your identity.

Take care of your cybersecurity by following these steps:

  1. Turn the Safari AutoFill feature off. You can turn it off by going to Settings > Passwords > Password Options > Unticking the “AutoFill Passwords” option.

  2. Don’t save your passwords on any browser. It might be convenient, and it might be tempting, but it compromises your security. Browser password managers usually lack advanced security features offered by dedicated password managers, such as a robust password generator, secure sharing, or data breach monitoring.

  3. Use a password manager, which is a much more secure option for saving your passwords. An advanced password manager like NordPass will help you store all your passwords in one place and protect them with XChaCha20 encryption. This means that no one — including hackers, governments, and us — can view or steal them. The best part is you don’t even have to download the NordPass app to use it. Our standalone browser extension lets you save and autofill passwords without leaving your browser – Safari included.

  4. Transfer your passwords to a secure vault. Once you copy all your passwords onto a secure password manager, delete them from Safari. If you don’t, hackers might still be able to steal them.

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