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Add, Edit, and Manage Passwords in Safari browser on Mac

Are you looking to save passwords and autofill within Safari browser? Learn how to save and manage your saved passwords securely.

The Safari browser has the feature to save the password and username of the website to remember and store in the Keychain.

It will prompt a request to remember the password that can be used for the next login session. The saved password is safely stored in encrypted format into Keychain and can only be viewed after authenticating ourselves.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to add and manage the saved password credentials in the Apple Safari app.

Add a Password to Store

With our busy lives, it is difficult to remember all the things at once. To ease this, we all should know how to save usernames and passwords on Safari. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari app on Mac.
  2. Click on the Safari menu from the menubar.
  3. Select the Preferences… menu under Safari.
  4. Switch to the AutoFill tab within the preferences window.
  5. Enable the checkbox against usernames and passwords.
  6. Click on the Edit… command button against the Username and passwords option.
  7. Enter your computer login password or touch ID.
  8. Click on the Add button on the window.
  9. Enter the details in the field: Website URL, Username, and Password.
    Add and Save Passwords in Safari mac Autofill
  10. Click on the Add Password command button.

It will permanently add and save the password and username in the apple safari browser!

Next time you visit the website listed in Passwords, the Safari browser will automatically display the username and password from the storage.

Edit a Saved Password

Are you someone who constantly changes passwords to stay secure? Well, the Safari browser also gives you the option to view or edit your saved passwords.

  1. Launch the Safari app on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Safari menu from the menubar.
  3. Select the Preferences… menu under Safari; this will open a new preferences window.
  4. Switch to the Passwords tab within the preferences window.
  5. Enter your computer login password or touch ID.
  6. Select the record that you want to view or edit details.
  7. Click on the Details… command button.
    View Details and Edit Passwords in Safari Mac Autofill

It will display the password and username combination for the selected website.

Now if you click within a field, you can edit the username and password for the website. After making changes, hit on the Done command button. There is also an option to Share apple share icon the password within the details screen.

Delete Saved Passwords

If any of your saved passwords are no longer in use, it is advised that you should delete them to avoid confusion in the future. It will also leave only the new passwords for you the next time.

  1. Launch the Safari browser on Mac.
  2. Click on the Safari menu from the menubar.
  3. Select the Preferences… menu under Safari; this will open a new preferences window.
  4. Switch to the Passwords tab within the preferences window.
  5. Enter your computer login password or touch ID.
  6. Select the record that you want to delete.
    Remove Saved Password from Safari MacOS computer
  7. Click on the Remove command button.

It will delete the password and username record from the Safari browser.

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Note: Deleting the saved password is irreversible; if you do not remember a password, consider storing it safely before removing it from the Safari browser.

Bottom Line

The Safari manage passwords feature lets you remember all the credentials of your social media accounts once you have saved your username and password on Safari. You don’t have to worry about memorizing them ever again.

Similarly, you can save the address and contact for autofill in Safari on Mac. It will help in automatically filling out the registration and RSVP forms.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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