Finding lost passwords in iPhone and iPad

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  1. penmanila

    penmanila The Pinoy Penman
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    I was going nuts today tying to recover the password of my mom's Gmail account, which I needed to set up her new iPhone 5SE, and was drawing blanks (couldn't do it on Google's recovery page--the account was tied to my sister's phone in the US, which she had closed). But after some Googling, I found this, and it worked!

    http://osxdaily.com/2014/06/26/find-saved-passwords-ios/

    I didn't realize that, like Safari Preferences, Safari in Settings stores passwords (accessible via TouchID). Luckily I'd stored my mom's password there without my knowing it. This was a lifesaver ;)
     
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    lamski Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you'd like to get a 1Password family account so all your passwords are stored in the cloud?

    I also think that a 1Password family account could also act as a secure cloud storage of various documents that family members need access to.
     
  3. penmanila

    penmanila The Pinoy Penman
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    thanks for the idea, but i have my own password system that's worked pretty well. my mom's was outside that system, so it gave me a headache.
     
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    Or, can I ask Siri to tell me MY password somehow?
     
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    I've recovered passwords from old mundane sites that way at least twice. Since my iPad Air lacks TouchID, it asked for my device Passcode/PIN.
     

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