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How To View Your Saved Passwords on Any Device (2024)

Follow these steps to find and view all of your saved passwords — whether you need to remember a password or want to improve your digital security.

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      How Can You Easily View All of Your Saved Passwords?

      America has a password problem. As of 2023, the average American has 240 different online accounts — each with (ideally) its own unique password [*]. The sheer volume of passwords that we use not only makes it nearly impossible to remember each one; it also puts the majority of internet users’ online lives in jeopardy. 

      According to a recent survey [*]:

      62% of people reuse passwords — putting their online accounts, identity, and even finances at risk from hackers and scammers. 

      Whether you’re seeking a better option for password management, need to find a lost or forgotten password, or were the victim of a recent data breach, your first steps toward online safety are finding and viewing all of your saved passwords. 

      In this guide, we’ll show you how to find all of your saved passwords and move them to a secure password manager (and why this is so important).

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      What Is a Password Manager? Why Should You Use One?

      Password managers are software tools that store, organize, and secure all of your account passwords and sensitive documents. When you want to log in to an account, all you need to do is enter your manager’s master password (or use a biometric security measure, such as your fingerprint or a facial scan) to access and autofill your login credentials. 

      But password managers go beyond just storing your passwords in a single location. 

      Here are five reasons why you should be using a password manager in 2024 — and how a reliable password manager can keep you and your family safe online:

      • Stores all of your passwords in an encrypted app that works on all of your devices. A password manager is like a safe or vault for your login credentials and sensitive information. All of your passwords are stored in a single app that works across your different devices and browsers. 
      • Allows you to quickly find passwords by using a single master password. Instead of remembering multiple complex codes, you only need to remember one master password.
      • Helps you to create and use strong passwords. Many people reuse passwords, which is risky. If hackers crack one account, they could take over others that share the same login details. Password managers can auto-generate unique, complex combinations of characters and symbols, reducing the risk of account takeovers.
      • Warns you if your passwords are too weak or were leaked in a data breach. Password managers send alerts and notifications if any of your accounts are at risk when your passwords are too weak, reused, or recently leaked in a data breach. 
      • Prevents you from entering your passwords on fake or phishing websites. Because password managers only autofill your credentials on an account’s official domain, you won’t be able to log in to fake websites linked to phishing attempts

      💡 Related: How Do Password Managers Work? (Step-by-Step Setup Guide) →

      Are password managers safe to use? 

      Yes. In almost all cases, password managers are safe to use, as they encrypt your passwords by using the same level of security as major banks and the military. This technology means that even if a password manager gets hacked, the data is scrambled and useless to the hackers. 

      You can also export your passwords from other locations and easily add them to a password manager — so that all of your credentials are in one secure place.

      The bottom line: Password managers comprise a small yet important part of your digital security. For the best protection, consider Aura’s all-in-one solution that safeguards you against all types of hacking, online scams, fraud, and identity theft. Try Aura for free today

      How To View Saved Passwords in Your Web Browser

      The first place you’re likely to have saved logins is in your web browser.

      Most modern web browsers — such as Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox — allow you to save passwords for the sites that you regularly use. 

      However, built-in password managers in browsers aren't as secure as dedicated apps. Plus, if you keep your passwords in a browser and someone gains access to your device, they can log in to all of your online accounts. This is why it’s better to move these logins to a dedicated digital security app. 

      How to view saved passwords in Google Chrome

      When you're signed in to Google Chrome, you can save your passwords to your Google Account for any site. You can then use your passwords on a Chrome browser across multiple devices and apps.

      In 2023, Google Chrome announced its password manager will add support for biometric authentication on PCs and Macs. Users can enable facial recognition or fingerprint scans to verify their identities before Chrome automatically fills in their passwords [*]. 

      How to view saved passwords in Chrome on your computer:

      • Open Chrome on your laptop or desktop computer. 
      • Click on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the screen to open the menu, and then select Settings.
      • In the left column, select Autofill and Passwords > Password Manager. You will see a list of saved passwords, and you can reveal any password by clicking on the corresponding eye icon.
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      How to view saved passwords in Safari

      Every time you log in to a website on Safari, the browser asks if you want to save the password — which automatically saves to your iCloud Keychain. Safari saves passwords using its AutoFill feature, allowing you to easily fill in previously saved usernames and passwords when you return to a website. 

      How to view saved passwords in Safari on your computer:

      • Open Safari on your Mac, and then select Safari in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
      • Navigate to Preferences in the dropdown menu, and then Passwords.
      • Enter your Mac's password, or use Touch ID to authenticate.
      • You will see a list of websites and apps for which Safari has saved passwords. You can select any website or app to view its saved password.
      • Click on the checkbox next to Show password, and then enter your Mac's password or use Touch ID to authenticate.

      How to view saved passwords in Firefox

      Mozilla Firefox is one of the oldest web browsers. Like other browsers, Firefox has a built-in password manager to keep track of your website login information. Once you save the login credentials for online accounts — like social media platforms — Firefox will automatically log you in when you revisit the site.

      How to view saved passwords in Firefox on your computer:

      • Click on the three horizontal lines at the upper-right corner of the Firefox window.
      • Select Passwords in the dropdown menu.
      • You will see a list of websites and apps for which Firefox has saved passwords. You can view the password for any account by clicking on the eye icon.

      💡 Related: The 5 Best LastPass Alternatives in 2024

      How To View Saved Passwords on iPhones and iPads

      Along with your web browser of choice, your mobile devices also include features for saving passwords. For example, Apple devices have built-in password managers that allow users to save login information on their iPhones and iPads. 

      All iOS users can add new passwords manually and use the Password Security Recommendations feature to identify any weak or vulnerable passwords. 

      How to view saved passwords on iPhones and iPads

      • Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
      • Scroll down, and tap on Passwords & Accounts, and then Website & App Passwords.
      • Authenticate by using Touch ID, Face ID, or your device passcode.
      • You will see a list of websites and apps. You can tap on any website or app to view the saved account information — including the username and password.

      How to view saved passwords in Chrome on an iPhone or iPad

      • Open the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
      • Tap on the three dots at the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the dropdown menu, and then tap on Settings.
      • Select Passwords to view a list of your saved passwords. You can tap on a password to view, copy, or delete it.

      How to view saved passwords in Safari on an iPhone or iPad

      • Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
      • Scroll down, and tap on Passwords & Accounts, and then Website & App Passwords.
      • Authenticate using Touch ID, Face ID, or your device passcode.
      • You will see a list of websites and apps. You can tap on any website or app to view the saved account information — including the username and password.

      How to view saved passwords in Firefox on an iPhone or iPad

      • Tap on the three dots menu at the top-right corner of the Firefox window.
      • Tap on Settings, and then Logins and Passwords in the Privacy section.
      • You may need to enter your device password to view the data. Tap on any of the accounts on the list to view or copy the login details.

      💡 Related: How Do Hackers Get Passwords? (And How To Stop Them)

      How To View Saved Passwords on Android Devices

      Google provides a Password Manager that enables users to save account passwords on any device that has Google Chrome. You can access your Chrome passwords from any device that is logged in to your Google account.

      How to view saved passwords on Android devices

      • Open the Settings app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
      • Tap on Settings and then Passwords.
      • You may need to enter your device password to view the data. Tap on any of the accounts on the list to view or copy the login details.

      How to view saved passwords in Chrome on an Android device

      • Launch the Google Chrome app on your Android phone or tablet.
      • Tap on the three vertical dots at the screen's upper-right corner to open the dropdown menu, and then tap on Settings
      • Select Passwords to view a list of your saved passwords. You can tap on a password to view, copy, or delete it.

      How to view saved passwords in Firefox on an Android device

      • Tap on the three dots menu at the upper-right corner of the Firefox window.
      • Tap on Settings, and then Logins and Passwords under the General section.
      • You may need to enter your device password to view the data. Tap on any of the accounts on the list to view or copy the login details.

      💡 Related: How To Remove Viruses and Malware From an Android Device

      How To View Saved Passwords on a Mac

      Mac users can save passwords in iCloud Keychain, an encrypted container that securely stores account names and passwords for your Mac, apps, servers, and websites. Keychain can also save confidential information, like your credit card numbers or bank account PINs.

      How to view saved passwords and passkeys on Mac:

      • Choose the Apple menu and then System Settings.
      • Select Passwords.
      • Sign in with Touch ID, or enter your user account password.
      • Select a website, and then click on the Show Details button. 
      • You can find your saved passwords and passkeys in Settings on Mac.
      • You can Delete the password or click on Edit to make changes. After editing, hit Save. 

      How To View Saved Passwords on Windows

      In Windows 10 and Windows 11, all your passwords are stored in an encrypted form in the Credentials Manager application. If you want to view your saved passwords, you must verify your identity and provide an Administrator password.

      How to view saved passwords on Windows:

      • Go to your Windows Control Panel.
      • Select User Accounts.
      • Select Credential Manager. You'll find your Web Credentials (website login details) and Windows Credentials (logins for desktop apps and Windows programs). 
      • Find the account for which you need the password, and select the down arrow on the right. Under Web Credentials, you can select Show next to the password. When prompted, enter your administrator password to view the saved account password.
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      How To Add Your Passwords to a Password Manager

      1. View and export your saved passwords
      2. Install a password manager on all of your devices
      3. Choose a secure and unique master password
      4. Import your saved credentials
      5. Clean up reused, weak, or compromised passwords
      6. Add all new credentials to your password manager

      Password managers make your accounts more secure without the hassle of having to remember multiple, complex login credentials. You can store all usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and identity documents together in one place — and you only need to remember just one robust master password.

      Here are six steps to start using a password manager:

      1. View and export your saved passwords 

      Users can move their passwords from one password manager to another, or create backups of their passwords. It's important to take care when exporting passwords in case you compromise the security of any accounts. 

      Below, we explain how to do this in Chrome; but the process to export passwords is essentially the same, regardless of browser. 

      Here’s what to do:

      • Open Google Chrome on your computer, and then select your profile icon on the screen's upper-right corner.
      • Select the Passwords icon > More > Google Password Manager.
      • To export your passwords, click on Settings. 
      • Click on Export passwords and enter your device's password to authenticate.
      • Save the CSV file to your device.

      2. Install a password manager on all of your devices

      When you install a reliable password manager, creating and storing unique passwords for every online account will be easier. Before you purchase a subscription to a third-party password manager or a digital security provider, ensure the software is compatible with all the devices, operating systems, and browsers that you regularly use.

      Here’s what to do:

      • Choose a password manager. There are many stand-alone password manager applications, both free and paid. Some popular options include Aura, LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane. 
      • Install the software and apps. You'll need to register the software across all of your devices — which may require some downloads, including browser extensions and a mobile app.
      • Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA). Some password managers prompt you to turn on multi-factor authentication during setup. It's wise to use an authenticator app to add an extra layer of security to your accounts.

      3. Choose a secure and unique master password

      Your master password is the first line of defense against hackers. It’s the only password you must remember without the help of the password manager — but it should also be the hardest one to guess. 

      Here’s how to create a strong master password:

      • Make it complex. Avoid using common phrases or easily guessable information like your date of birth or pet’s name. Instead, create a strong password that includes a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
      • Use a passphrase. You can make a complex password easier to remember by using a sentence or sequence of words, like song lyrics or your favorite quote (for example, Allth3W0rLDI$aStAG3).
      • Keep reminders in a secure place. If you have trouble remembering your password, save a written copy of the master key in a safe place, like a locked box that contains your sensitive documents. Don't save it anywhere online, like in your social media account or an email inbox, in case you get hacked.

      💡 Related: How To Remember Passwords (and Secure Your Accounts)

      4. Import your saved credentials

      With your new password manager application ready, you can import your saved credentials from another application or file. It's a good idea to back up the originals before importing.

      Here’s what to do:

      • Open your new password manager. Look for an option to import data, such as Import from CSV or Import from another password manager.
      • Select your CSV file. Find and select the CSV file that contains your exported credentials.
      • Map the fields. Your password manager will prompt you to check that the fields in your CSV file match the preset fields in the app. You can choose which fields to import, such as website, username, and password. 
      • Complete the import. Once you've mapped the fields, proceed to import the saved credentials from the CSV file. This transfer may take a few minutes.
      • Verify your credentials. After the import is complete, check to make sure that all of your saved credentials are present and correct in the new application.

      5. Clean up reused, weak, or compromised passwords

      Approximately 30% of internet users have been victims of data breaches because of weak passwords [*]. It’s good practice to periodically review and update your online accounts to make sure you aren’t reusing the same credentials or relying on weak passwords. 

      Here’s what to do:

      • Look for alerts from your password manager. Leading applications will notify you if you are using weak or duplicate passwords. 
      • Replace weak and duplicate passwords. If you spot any password being reused or easy-to-guess passwords, create new ones immediately to protect against hacking threats.
      • Respond to data breaches. If you get an email or see anything in the news about a data breach at a company with which you hold an account, it's essential to change your password quickly. If your account is compromised after a data breach, Aura’s password manager lets you update passwords with one click.

      💡 Related: Are Your Passwords Compromised? How To Find Out

      6. Add all new credentials to your password manager

      Any time you create a new account, you can improve your digital security by getting in the habit of using your password manager. Regularly relying on the manager’s automated fill will also save you time. More importantly, this approach safeguards against keyloggers and shoulder surfing attacks. 

      Here’s what to do:

      • Enable automated fill. Most password managers include a feature that automatically enters your login credentials when you arrive on the site. This should be activated by default, but you can check the settings if it is not working.
      • Save the new login credentials in your password manager. Any time you create a new account or change a password, save the new details to your password manager. 
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      The Bottom Line: Password Management Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

      As we spend more time online — shopping, banking, and sharing sensitive personal information — password management is more important than ever. 

      Built-in tools offer basic protection but can leave you vulnerable to hacking and scams. Rather than depending on stand-alone apps or native tools, you can get superior protection and peace of mind with an all-in-one service that safeguards your data, devices, identity, and finances against fraudsters. 

      Aura’s award-winning identity theft protection and credit monitoring solution includes an easy-to-use suite of digital security tools designed for the modern age. 

      Members can access a cross-device password manager and receive real-time alerts about compromised accounts. With Aura, you can update passwords with one click and get round-the-clock protection from a military-grade virtual private network (VPN) and antivirus software. 

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