This post will walk you through turning the iPhone 14 auto-fill passwords function on or off through the iOS 16 settings menu. Here’s a quick guide to enable/disable autofill passwords on the iPhone 14 series.
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The iPhone system is programmed to store passwords that you’ve used when you signed up on websites and certain apps. Your passwords are typically stored in iCloud Keychain and fills them in for you automatically. This allows you to access and use the service without having to memorize or enter a lengthy password.
If your iPhone does not fill your passwords in automatically, then you may have to consider adjusting its settings.
Depicted below is the step-by-step walkthrough on how to access and utilize the iOS 16 password auto-fill function based on the iPhone 14 interface. Feel free to refer to these outlined instructions when needed.
- To begin, launch the iOS Settings app menu.
Just find the Settings icon from the Home screen or App library of your iPhone. It’s represented by a gear-shaped figure.
- While in the settings menu, scroll down to find Passwords from the given items. Then, tap on it to get to the next menu.
You may be asked to enter your device credentials depending on your setup.
- If prompted, enter your iPhone’s unlock passcode or Face ID to proceed.
You’ll be routed straight to the Passwords menu where you can see recent security recommendations and saved passwords for your registered accounts.
- To continue, tap Password Options.
Another menu opens with the main toggle for AutoFill Passwords.
- To enable the password autofill function on your iOS device, tap to turn the AutoFill Passwords switch ON.
Doing so will prompt your iPhone to automatically fill in the saved password for your account, whenever you sign into certain apps and websites.
- Also be sure to select your iCloud Keychain or your preferred password directory under the Allow Filling From section so that your iPhone will gain access to the Keychain’s password database.
Just tap to select or mark it with a check.
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When to Disable AutoFill Passwords on your iPhone?
Turning AutoFill Passwords on can give you benefits, particularly quick and easy logins or site access. However, there may be certain instances when autofills result in some issues like login failures due to outdated or invalid credentials. This is usually the case when you’ve updated or changed a password for your account and your iPhone still uses the old password from its cache. As a result, login errors occur and you’re unable to access your account or website. To fix the problem, you’ll have to delete the auto-filled password information then manually type in the new (updated) password.
If you don’t want to be bothered with these types of issues and prefer to manually enter passwords every time you access your account, an app or website, then disabling autofill passwords on your iPhone would be a better option.
Just repeat the above steps to head back to your iPhone’s Passwords menu where you can turn off the AutoFill Passwords function.
With this feature disabled, you would need to enter the correct password for every sign in attempt you’ll make in the future.
You can always adjust this setting if ever you change your mind and use your iPhone’s password autofill again.
And that’s how you configure the iPhone 14 settings to enable or disable autofill passwords when attempting to access protected websites, accounts, and services.