Do you use Safari’s built-in password manager to quickly log in to your favorite websites on Mac? If so, you may want to learn how you can update this saved login data each time you change the password for one of your online accounts.
Although Safari Autofill and keychain integration make it so that you don’t have to remember your passwords again, you will run into problems if you change the password for one of your accounts. Since passwords saved in Safari are now old passwords, you can no longer log in to websites using this data. However, you can avoid this problem by manually editing the saved passwords to make sure they are up to date. So, similar to how you can add passwords to Safari Autofill on Mac, you can also update and edit those login credentials.
In this article, we will cover how you can update and edit your saved login information, usernames and passwords in Safari on Mac.
How to Edit Saved Username & Passwords in Safari on Mac
Updating Safari saved passwords from time to time is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on a macOS system. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Open “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock.
- Open Safari settings by clicking “Safari” in the menu bar and selecting “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
- This will open a new settings window on your screen. Click on the “Password” tab as shown below.
- You must enter your Mac user password to access the stored data.
- Here, you will be able to see a list of website passwords that have been added to Safari. Select a website and click “Details” to edit the login information for that website.
- Now, change the username or password according to your preference and click “Done” to save the information.
This is it. Now you have learned how to manually update saved passwords in Safari. Easy enough, right?
Thanks to this feature, you can view password details for all your online accounts in one place and find outdated ones. Once you change the password here, updated data is stored securely in the keychain and synced across all of your other Apple devices with the help of iCloud – assuming you stick with iCloud Keychain. If you don’t use iCloud Keychain, the updated password information only affects the Safari browser on the Mac where the login details are updated or edited.
As well as being able to edit and update passwords used by Safari to quickly sign in, you can also manually type in new account information to autofill websites as well as delete old passwords that are still stored in Safari.
Alternatively, you can use Keychain Access software to change the password for each of your online accounts. If you’re not aware of it, Keychain Access stores password information for all logins you make from your Mac and not just Safari. However, similar to Safari, Keychain Access can be used to recover your lost or forgotten password in seconds.
This feature has been in Safari on the Mac for some time, so it should be on your computer as long as it’s running a relatively new version of Mac OS.