How to Manage Passwords on iPhone

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Chances are, you have dozens of online accounts: for communicating with friends, managing your finances, shopping online, watching movies, playing games, and whatnot. Each of these accounts generally requires a password. If you’re doing things right, your passwords are complex, unique, and thus, hard to crack. And hard to remember... 

Fortunately, there are special tools to remember all your passwords for you – called password managers. If you are using an iPhone, you have 2 options: the built-in password management feature or a third-party password manager app. Which one is better? How to manage passwords on iPhone? What are the benefits of a password manager and how to start using one? Passwarden® team has prepared all the answers for you. Let’s dive in right now!

Why is Password Management Important 

Many security unaware netizens have passwords that include a name, date of birth, or other easily accessible personal information, which is a guaranteed recipe for getting hacked. Having strong passwords but reusing them on multiple accounts also boosts the chances of falling victim to a data breach, identity theft, or another threat. 

Man holding a piece of paper with password written on it, concept of strong and weak passwords

The best password practices require that you have strong and unique passwords, containing lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols, numbers on all your accounts. Managing such passwords without a special tool may be cumbersome and insecure. So this is where password managers come into play, simplifying the process a lot. 

Other reasons to use password managers include protecting your passwords with encryption, generating strong passwords, auto-filling your data, and more. 

I. Managing Passwords on iPhone with iCloud Keychain

As mentioned above, iPhone users have several options: to use the iCloud Keychain or a trusted password manager app, like Passwarden.

What is iCloud Keychain 

iCloud Keychain is a default feature on every iPhone, which acts as a password manager. When you enter your login credentials in apps or Safari browser, they are automatically added to iCloud servers. 

Not only does iCloud Keychain store Safari website usernames, passwords, credit card details, and Wi-Fi passwords, but it also updates them across all devices sharing the same Apple ID. So, if you add a password on your iPhone, it will be automatically synced on your Mac as well. 

How to turn on iCloud Keychain on your iPhone

Enabling iCloud Keychain is very easy. Just do the following: 

  1. Open your iPhone Settings.
  2. Tap your name at the top.
  3. Choose iCloud.
  4. Scroll down to Keychain and tap on it.
  5. Switch the toggle on in front of the iCloud Keychain

Logos of popular social networks and internet resources, implying numerous saved passwords on iPhone

How to manage saved passwords on iPhone 

So, your iCloud Keychain is on and passwords are automatically added and updated. But where to find them on your iPhone? 

  1. Open your iPhone Settings
  2. Scroll down to Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords. You may be asked to type your passcode or log in using Touch ID or Face ID. 
  4. You will now see the complete list of passwords saved on your iPhone. Here you have several options:
    1. If you want to delete an entry, swipe it to the left and tap Delete. 
    2. To see such details as login, password, and the URL of the website the password is associated with, tap on the necessary website name. 
    3. To edit a password, tap Edit in the top right corner of the screen with password details. Then, make necessary changes and tap Done. 

II. Managing Passwords on iPhone with Password Manager

If you’re using an iPhone along with an iPad or Mac, iCloud Keychain may seem like a really convenient option for managing your passwords. But what if you have a Windows PC or Android or want to log in to your accounts on Google Chrome, Firefox, or Edge? iCloud Keychain won’t be able to autofill your data in this case. 

As an option, you can find a password in iPhone Keychain and manually type it on another device. But it’s far from convenient, wouldn’t you agree? Fortunately, there’s a cool alternative to iCloud Keychain that doesn’t restrict you to Apple gadgets and offers more features – a reliable password manager like Passwarden

What is password manager 

Password manager is an app designed to store your passwords and other sensitive data like ID cards, credit card details, secure notes, etc. in a secure encrypted vault. 

Generally, good password manager apps offer top-notch protection of your data, autosave and autofill features, password generator, two-factor authentication, multiplatform support, and more. 

Benefits of password manager over iCloud Keychain

Multiplatform support 

Unlike iPhone Keychain, password managers let you sync passwords and other data across any devices, regardless of OS or browser. Passwarden is available for all major platforms, including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Web. So you can have all your valuable info at hand, within easy reach at any moment. 

Secure password sharing 

Sometimes you need to share passwords with others, for example, to let your family members access your Netflix account, send secure notes, etc. Some take the easiest path and send sensitive data via messengers, cloud services, emails. Unfortunately few of these methods are truly secure.   

Cybersecurity experts recommend using a password manager. Thanks to strong encryption algorithms, you can be sure that none of your data leaks in transit.  

Two-factor authentication

When it comes to such sensitive info as your passwords, bank accounts, etc., the more protection there is, the better. Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account and data. Besides Master Password that unlocks your password manager, with 2FA you are also required to provide a special one-time code that you get by email or an authenticator app. 

Additional features 

Using a password manager on iPhone provides even more advantages than iCloud Keychain thanks to extra features. Passwarden’s Duress Mode is a great example. Duress Mode is like an invisibility cloak that hides all your sensitive data if you are required or forced to show your password manager contents to somebody. So, with Passwarden your data is reliably protected, in any situation. 

How to Get Started with Passwarden on Your iPhone

Installing and getting started with our secure password manager for your iPhone or iPad is as easy as 1-2-3. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Install Passwarden on your iPhone.
  2. Create your KeepSolid ID or sign in if you already have one. 
  3. Set your Master Password, which is the key to your Passwarden account. 
  4. Start adding passwords to your secure Vault or import them from other services

That’s it! You’re all set to manage passwords on your iPhone in the most secure and efficient way. 

Get started with Passwarden app on iPhone

Bottom Line on Managing Passwords on iPhone

Wrapping it all up, a reliable password manager for iPhone is the best solution to manage your sensitive data. Download Passwarden and let yourself enjoy the best and most secure password management on your iPhone today! 

December 24, 2020