How to see saved passwords
You have enabled the automatic saving of passwords in your browser, now you would like to see what the login data are for a site – in order to enter them on your other devices – but you don’t know how to do it? Have you forgotten the password you use to access your wireless network and would like to find out how you can easily recover it? I would say, then, that you have landed on the right guide, at the right time.
With this tutorial, in fact, I will explain how to see the passwords saved on computers, smartphones and tablets by acting both in all the main programs for online browsing and in the operating system settings panel. It will also be my concern to show you how to recover the access keys to the Wi-Fi networks stored on all your devices. In short, by the end you should have a fairly complete picture of the situation.
What do you say, then, to put the chatter aside and start getting busy? Do you agree? Great. Then get yourself comfortable, take a few minutes just for yourself and start concentrating on reading what is written below. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read!
- How to see passwords saved on PC
- See Chrome saved passwords
- See Edge saved passwords
- See Firefox saved passwords
- See Internet Explorer saved passwords
- See Safari saved passwords
- See Windows 10 saved passwords
- See Mac saved passwords
- How to see passwords saved on Android
- How to see passwords saved on iPhone and iPad
- How to see saved Wi-Fi passwords
How to see passwords saved on PC
First of all, I would like to show you how to see the passwords saved on your PC , namely those you have saved in your browsers and those that are stored directly in the “safes” of Windows and macOS. For all the details of the case, read on. The explanations you need are right below.
See Chrome saved passwords
Regardless of the operating system installed on your PC, if you use Chrome , you can see the passwords saved in it by first starting the browser, clicking on the button with the three vertical dots at the top right and selecting the Settings item from the menu that appears.
In the new screen that opens, using the sidebar, select the Autofill tab and select the Password item . Later, under the heading Saved passwords , you will be able to view all the passwords saved in the browser. If you need it, you can help you search for credentials by entering the keyword of your interest in the Search password field located at the top right.
For a greater degree of security, however, the passwords are obscured: to be able to view them in clear text, you must click on the icon with the eye next to each of them, enter the password associated with your user account on the PC and click the confirm button.
See Edge saved passwords
Do you surf the web with Microsoft Edge browser and want to know how to see saved passwords? Nothing simpler! All you have to do is start the browser and press the icon (…) that you find at the top right.
At this point, select the Settings item and, through the sidebar, click on the Profiles tab . At this point, click on the Password item to access the list of all the Web services for which you have stored the access credentials (the section Saved passwords ). If you need to locate a specific website, use the search bar located at the top right.
When you have identified the Web service you need to see the credentials, press on the wink icon , enter your PC password and press the OK button to see the previously hidden password.
See Firefox saved passwords
If, on the other hand, you use Firefox to browse the web, you can find out which passwords are saved in the browser by proceeding as follows: start the browser, click on the button with the three horizontal lines located in the upper right part of the screen browser and select Settings from the menu that appears.
In the new screen that is shown to you, click on the Privacy and security tab , which you find in the sidebar and scroll through the different items until you find the Credentials and passwords section . At this point, press the Saved Credentials button to access the section relating to the passwords stored through Firefox.
In the left section you can see the complete list of all login data saved in the browser. Then click on one of the items in the list to see in detail the stored data. If you want, you can help you in identifying the credentials of your interest by filling in the search field at the top.
To view the passwords in clear text, select the Internet site of your interest and click on the eye icon to see in clear text the password associated with the user account stored for that web service.
See Internet Explorer saved passwords
If you use a PC with Windows installed and if you have the habit of surfing the Net with Internet Explorer (bad! It is an obsolete and unsafe browser), you can see the passwords saved in it by acting from the general settings panel.
So, first of all click on the Start button (the one with the Windows flag ) located on the taskbar , type the terms “control panel” in the search field displayed and select the relevant link in the menu.
Once the Control Panel window is displayed on the desktop, select the User Accounts> Manage Web Credentials items and then click on the arrow button located at the Internet site you are interested in viewing the password. To view the currently hidden password, click on the Show item and type the password of your user account on Windows.
See Safari saved passwords
In case you are using a Mac, if you are interested in seeing the passwords saved in Safari , the default browser of macOS , the procedure you must implement is the following: start the browser, click on the Safari menu located at the top left and select the item Preferences from the latter.
In the window you now see on the screen, select the Password tab , type the password for your user account on your computer (or unlock with Apple Watch / Touch ID) and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
At this point, you will finally be able to view all the passwords saved in Safari, in the list located in the center. If you can’t find specific login details, you can help with the search field located at the top right. Also, since the passwords saved in the browser are not shown in clear text, in order to view them, click on them.
See Windows 10 saved passwords
On Windows 10 and Windows 11 (but also on previous versions of Windows), the passwords saved to access e-mail accounts and other services used on the PC are stored in a special section of the Control Panel , accessible by calling the latter from the menu Start and selecting items User Accounts> Windows Credential Management .
Unfortunately, however, the saved passwords are not in clear text, which is why it is necessary to use third-party software to be able to view them, as in the case of text SterJo Windows Credentials : a free program that does not require installation and is very simple to use.
To download it to your computer, visit the program’s website and click the Portable button . When the download is complete, open the ZIP archive obtained, extract it to a folder of your choice, start the .exe file contained within it and click on the Yes button in the window that appears on the desktop.
After completing the above steps, you will find yourself in front of the main screen of the program, which however will not be in Italian. To translate it, click on the green flag located on the toolbar at the top, select the Italian item from the menu and press the Apply and OK buttons .
Afterwards, restart the program to make sure that the applied changes are actually made; after which you will be able to view the list of credentials saved on the PC. If certain credentials do not appear in the list, press the button with the two green arrows located at the top left, to update the data.
See Mac saved passwords
If you are using a Mac , I inform you that you can see all the various passwords saved on your computer (those for accessing Internet sites, e-mail boxes, etc.) using a special tool integrated into the system: Keychain Access , which, if you have activated the storage of the keychain on iCloud , it also allows you to view the passwords saved on other devices of the “bitten apple” connected to the same Apple account .
To use it, first click on its icon (the one with the keys ) that you find in the Other folder of the Launchpad . Once the Keychain Access window is displayed on the desktop, click on the System item in the left sidebar and select the word Password that you find in the section Category (always on the left).
At this point, identify the credentials of your interest in the list visible on the right. If you cannot find the data of your interest, you can help with the search field located at the top right. After finding the login information you want to view, double-click on it and, in the additional window that opens, check the box next to Show password , enter your Mac password, so you can see the password in clear.
How to see passwords saved on Android
If you are using a smartphone or tablet based with Android , to be able to see the passwords saved on it, you can contact the password manager active on the mobile platform of the “green robot” when the Google account is connected to the device in use and also synchronizing with it.
To see the passwords saved on Google via your smartphone or tablet, access the home screen and tap the Settings icon (the one with the gear ). In the new screen that is now shown to you, first tap on the Google item and then on the Manage your Google account .
Next, select the Security tab at the top and scroll down the screen until you find the How to access other sites section . So press on the item press on the Password Manager , to access the Google password manager screen. Through the appropriate search bar you can locate a specific web service.
When you have identified it, tap on it, verify your identity via the smartphone PIN or any other unlocking method you have configured and then press the wink icon to see the password stored for that specific service.
If you want to see the passwords saved on the Google account , you can also proceed by reaching the appropriate web panel with your browser. All you have to do is log in with your Google account and follow the same instructions I gave you in the previous paragraphs to read the passwords stored and synchronized on all your devices (including the Google Chrome browser ).
How to see passwords saved on iPhone and iPad
If, on the other hand, you are using an iPhone or an iPad , to see the saved passwords relating to websites and apps, you can refer to the integrated password saving function, located in the settings of the Apple device.
Having said that, to proceed, take your device, access the home screen and tap the Settings icon (the one with the gear ). In the new screen that is shown to you, touch the word Password and unlock access to the credentials saved via Face ID , Touch ID or device code .
After completing the above steps, you will find yourself in front of the complete list of sites and apps for which you have chosen to save data. Select, therefore, the one you are interested in and, on the next screen, you will be able to view the relative password in clear text. If you can’t find the credentials you need right away, you can help by typing, in the search bar the keywords you are interested at the top.
If you have associated the device with the same Apple ID you use on Mac , you will be able to access the credentials in question (and the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks) from the macOS Keychain Access , as explained above .
How to see saved Wi-Fi passwords
If you no longer remember the password you set for your Wi-Fi network and would like to understand if there is a way to find it again, I am happy to inform you that this is very feasible and is 100% legal (as it is your network and your devices).
Depending on your preferences as well as, of course, the means in your possession, you can do this by accessing the modem control panel , using specific functions and programs for PCs and apps for smartphones and tablets . For all the details of the case, I refer you to reading my guide on how to view the Wi-Fi password .
The situation is different with regards to the networks of others . Also in this case it is theoretically possible to trace the Wi-Fi password but, as you certainly already know, unless you have explicitly requested (and obtained!) The consent to perform the operation in question from the legitimate owner of the connection to Internet, this constitutes a very serious violation of privacy.
If you want to learn more, you can read my guide on how to find out the Wi-Fi password of others , but I want to clarify that it was written for demonstration or test purposes only and that it is absolutely not my intention to encourage illegal activities. In light of this, I take no responsibility for any use that may be made of the information in question.