How to Look Up Passwords on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Look Up Passwords on iPhone

Forgetting passwords can be a frustrating experience, especially when you need to access important accounts on your iPhone. Luckily, Apple provides a convenient way to retrieve saved passwords directly from your device. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to look up passwords on your iPhone using the built-in password manager.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app on your home screen. It’s represented by a gear icon. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Navigating to Passwords & Accounts

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Passwords & Accounts option and tap on it. This is where you can manage all your saved passwords and accounts.

Step 3: Authenticating with Face ID or Touch ID

If you have Face ID or Touch ID enabled, your iPhone may prompt you to authenticate before granting access to your saved passwords. This ensures that only authorized users can view sensitive information. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.

Step 4: Viewing Saved Passwords

Once authenticated, you will see a list of all the accounts for which you have saved passwords. To view a specific password, tap on the desired account name.


  • If you don’t see any accounts listed, it means that you haven’t saved any passwords on your device or that they are stored in a third-party password manager application.
  • If prompted, enter your device passcode or authenticate with Face ID/Touch ID again.

Step 5: Revealing Passwords

On the account details screen, you will see various options related to the selected account. Look for the Password field and tap on it. A prompt will ask for your device passcode or Face ID/Touch ID authentication again.


The reason for this additional security measure is to prevent unauthorized access to your passwords in case someone gains physical access to your device.

Step 6: Accessing the Password

Once you have successfully authenticated, the password will be revealed on the screen. You can now view and use it to log in to the respective account.


  • If you need to copy the password, tap and hold on it until the copy menu appears. Select Copy to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Remember to exercise caution when using passwords and avoid sharing them with anyone.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to look up passwords on your iPhone using the built-in password manager. This feature can save you time and frustration when you forget a password and need quick access to your accounts.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. Feel free to explore other settings and features of your iPhone’s password manager for enhanced security and convenience!

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