At an online-only WWDC event, Apple released the next generation of iOS update – iOS 14. When the company summarized the features of iOS 14 in a final slide, a change caught everyone’s attention. . Users can finally change the default browser and email app on iPhone. I have been looking forward to this feature for ages as it lets me use the default Chrome browser on the iPhone. If you are in the same boat as me, you need to export and delete old data like history, bookmarks and Safari passwords saved on iPhone.
It is also advised to remove irrelevant saved passwords from iPhone. iPhone, by default, uses iCloud Keychain to store any sign-in information you add from Safari browser or apps on iPhone and Mac. Suppose you go for another browser like Chrome or Firefox on iPhone. In that case, you should use their native password management solutions like Chrome Password Manager and Firefox Lockwise for a smooth autofill experience on all connected devices.
You should also remove saved passwords from iPhone if you plan to switch from iCloud Keychain to an advanced third-party password manager like 1Password, Enpass, or SafeInCloud.
In this article, we will explain how to remove saved passwords from iPhone. You can also perform the tour using the MacBook. Let’s start.
Remove saved passwords from iPhone
As I mentioned before, all of your saved login details are saved to iCloud Keychain for a seamless autofill experience on all Apple devices. Follow the steps below to remove saved passwords from iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
2nd step: Scroll down to the Passwords menu.
Step 3: Authenticate using password or Face ID.
Step 4: Use the search bar to find the item you are looking for at the top.
Step 5: Tap the website name and select Remove Password from the next menu.
You can also long press on the website name, and it will open the context menu to offer the delete option.
The process can be tiring sometimes, especially when you have saved hundreds of passwords on iPhone. You can press the Edit button in the upper right corner and select multiple connection entries to delete and press the Delete button above.
Remove saved passwords from Safari browser on Mac
Apple syncs all data from iPhone to Mac using iCloud platform. You can also view, manage and delete these saved passwords on Mac. I prefer this trick because it allows me to remove all irrelevant passwords with one click. Follow the steps to remove saved passwords using Safari on Mac.
Step 1: Open Safari browser on Mac.
2nd step: Tap the Safari title in the menu and go to Preferences. You can also use Command +, keyboard shortcut.
Step 3: Go to the Password menu. Apple will ask you to authenticate. Use Touch ID or Mac Password to authenticate and access the menu.
Step 4: Here you will see the list of saved login information for various websites. Select the website that you no longer use or need.
Step 5: Select the Remove button and confirm your decision.
If you want to delete all saved passwords, use Command + A keyboard shortcut to select all entries and press Delete at the bottom.
Store saved passwords elsewhere
Before you delete saved passwords from iPhone, you need to move the login data somewhere else. The App Store is filled with third-party password managers with a long list of features and cross-platform availability. Some of the popular names include Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass, Enpass, and SafeInCloud.
Regarding my personal preferences, I recently switched from iCloud Keychain to 1Password. While manual setup on 1Password wasn’t hassle-free, the move allowed me to access, change and add passwords from all platforms such as iOS, Windows and Mac. I can also use my favorite web browser with a 1Password extension to automatically fill in confidential information.
Third party password manager apps offer additional functions like multiple vaults, vault sharing, password auditing, custom password generator, one time password time-based (TOTP), easy access via native apps, portable support, theme options, and more.
Set default third-party password manager on iPhone
Starting with the iOS 12 update, Apple opened doors for third-party password managers on iPhone. Users can select the preferred password manager app as the default way to automatically fill in login information on websites and apps. Follow the steps below to change default password manager on iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
2nd step: Go to the Passwords> Autofill Passwords menu.
Step 3: Make sure the Autofill Passwords menu is enabled and select the preferred password manager from the menu below.
From now on, every time you try to sign in on any app or website, iOS will ask you to automatically fill in the sign-in information from the selected password manager.
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When I switched from Mac to Windows, I found the iCloud Keychain to be restrictive in many ways. I made a jump to 1Password and removed the irrelevant passwords from the iPhone. Why do you want to delete saved passwords on iPhone? Are you in the process of switching to a different platform or switching to a different password manager on iPhone? Share your reasons in the comments section below.
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Last updated on Oct 2, 2020
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