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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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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.

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

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

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

  • 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
  • @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
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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.

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