How to save and edit your Safari passwords on your iPad

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These days most websites you open in your Safari browser have a password associated with them. I don’t know about you, but I find it tough to keep track of them all. This is especially true if you don’t use a password utility app like 1Password to manage your growing, overwhelming unmanageable list. Luckily, Safari offers a solution where you can store your passwords so you don’t have to remember them each time you visit a website requiring further authentication. You have to opt-in each time a new password is entered before Safari will save the info, and you also have to activate Safari in iCloud to share your passwords across multiple devices. Here’s how to get started.

Turn on Safari in iCloud

Open the Settings App–> iCloud–> Safari.

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If you already had the Safari tab active, turning it off will give you the following prompt

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Now, select the Safari tab–> Passwords

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After entering your iPad Passcode you will now have access to _all_your passwords saved in Safari, sorted alphabetically. You can now edit this list in two different ways.  First, you can delete any number of the saved passwords in bulk by selecting Edit, and then checking the corresponding circle next to the passwords you would like to delete.

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The alternative method for editing your saved passwords is by selecting the arrow to the right of the website info you would like to edit.  This can only be done one site at a time, and will allow you to delete the website associated with the password, and alter the saved user name and/or password.

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One word of caution when deleting any passwords and/or website data–be mindful of others with whom you may share your iTunes username.  All username data is saved in the same location, and even though you you might not recognize a website that is located in the Safari password tab, your spouse or significant other may rely on this info to access important information.


Renkman

Son of the Windy City, and proud Father to two awesome boys. Rob is a displaced Chicago Bears fan living in the Orlando Florida area. When not obsessing about everything Apple, he can usually be found outside boating across Florida's natural resources and taking the road less traveled.

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