On a website I tried to change my login password. After typing it in once, Safari replaced it in both input fields with a generated strong password. In the menu on the bottom I tried to select “other password” (instead of the generated one), but it did not work. Also it seems the new password was submitted to the website as next time I could not log in with the old password.

The problem is, Safari did not remember the new password, so now I’m locked out of the website.

I can start a password reset process, but want first to look for other solutions. Is there any chance the password is stored somewhere?

I googled but only found “this happened to me too and I know no solution” stories.

This was on an iPad with iOS 12.1.1

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    Google search suggests that this is a problem that goes back to 2013 and is still not addressed by Apple: discussions.apple.com/thread/5474245 – Dr_Zaszuś Jan 25 '20 at 15:59
  • Hi David. I've just run in to this myself. Safari did (in my case) remember recent passwords it had created but had not put in to the keychain. There's an answer below, but it's not had any other votes. I think it is probably the correct answer, so it could be worth giving it some love! Thanks. – Benjohn Jan 6 at 9:29
  • The issue still happens in 2021. Since Safari can recognize the password input controls on the page and already fills the password, there is no reason safari can't save it, unless it's developed by some retarded useless people. – zs2020 Jan 18 at 3:42

Sadly this is a problem that happens with certain websites, and sometimes due to a small hick-up. (of you followed some of the links on google they all have there reasons, Im sure I don't have to repeat them here)

Why they haven't got a feature (like Dashlane) to show you the recently created but not saved passwords is a mystery to me. AFAIK you'll have to reset your password.

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    Not sure about iOS but you can do this on macOS. Simply put the cursor in the password field on the website in question and it will show you an option to use the recently created password. This probably only works for a short time after password creation. – Matt Sephton Dec 21 '18 at 16:17
  • If you list the reasons this happens, I'll mark this as accepted answer. – David Balažic Dec 27 '18 at 12:11

Currently on my iPhone and that’s why my typing is poor.

Not only you. It happens to me too. And it happens on Mac book pro and iPad pad pro.

The solutions I’ve tried include looking in my passwords; no solution provided. Other solution includes backspacing on that website looking at history, taking a picture of the password (The problem with that is I can never get a full picture of the password as it fades in the field).

I believe that it’s due to the different URLs that the webpage is used when creating a pass. Often I have to go to my gmail to authenticate The password, and then I am directed to a different URL. And then everything is messed up.

What I’m doing is using a password that’s real simple to create an account. Once the account is created I go in and reset the password with the strong password and it seems to work.

  • I don't think it is related to using different URLs because you would still find a password in the stored passwords. Just under a different name. This bug is very annoying. – Dr_Zaszuś Jan 25 '20 at 15:57

It is most likely stored in your Keychain, from where you can view or copy the password.

Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Website & App Passwords > (search for website)

Safari > Preferences > Passwords > (enter user login password) > (search for website)

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    No, it is not there. – David Balažic Dec 21 '18 at 13:41
  • do keep in mind that a webpage sometimes uses a different URL then the one you normally use, for resetting the password. – Gert-Jan Roeleveld Dec 21 '18 at 13:58
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    @Gert-JanRoeleveld I only have two accounts saved, none is the website in question. – David Balažic Dec 21 '18 at 14:31
  • Not sure about iOS but you can do this on macOS. Simply put the cursor in the password field on the website in question and it will show you an option to use the recently created password. This probably only works for a short time after password creation. – Matt Sephton Dec 21 '18 at 16:17

Just ran into this and there is indeed a solution, on your browser. After resetting password I proceeded to the login page, and apple has a suggestion “use password saved from earlier today”. I couldn’t find this password when I tried to login from the app. After filling the saved password , I added the username and logged in. It prompted to update the saved password and then I was able to find it in keychain. Horrible UX

  • Also just found this thanks to this comment. This definitely works. It is a terrible UI, but at least its there in some form! Have upvoted your answer as it seems to be the only correct one that addresses the OP (and my) problem. Thanks! – Benjohn Jan 6 at 9:26

I had this problem recently but worked out it occurred on a website that did not need a username or email address, but only a password.

So when I generated a strong password, it was saved without a name. Then when I went to re-enter the saved password from the automatic prompt I could not find it from the search facility.

Eventually, found it from Settings, Passwords and Accounts then gave it a name for next time.


One of the above tips helped me. I updated recommended security alert for a gmail account but it kept not updating the keychain and was repeatedly showing the old stored password unchanged in Apple Passwords. I went to the full list of saved passwords and it was there as an additional new google.com entry. The problem seems to have been that with google you can change your password from typing your account name with or without adding “gmail.com” to your account name. Apple can’t tell they are the same thing. Hope that helps for those with this specific website problem.

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