If you lose passwords, ICloud Keychain can help you find them on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you accidentally erase the passwords, what happens? Apple has your back, though. This guide will help you recover Recently Deleted passwords iPhone, iPad, and Mac passwords.
Before attempting to recover a lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac password:
- At least iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or macOS Sonoma must be installed on your device.
- You can only get back passwords that were lost less than 30 days ago.
- You can only get back passwords that you saved to iCloud Keychain.
How to recover Recently Deleted passwords and 2FA codes on iPhone or iPad
- On iPhone or iPad, open Settings.
- Scroll down and tap Passwords. Then, tap Verify your name with Face ID, Touch ID, or a password.
You may now see all your iCloud Keychain passwords.
- See your recently deleted passwords under “Recently Deleted“.
This option only appears for passwords removed within 30 days. If no passwords are erased, this option won’t appear.
- Press the Select button. Pick out the passwords you want to fix → Press “Recover.”
You may also press a password for details or recovery.
New passwords appear in iPhone Settings’ Passwords. On a Mac, getting back recently lost passwords is done in a very different way than on an iPhone or iPad. You can follow the steps given below.
How to recover Recently Deleted passwords on Mac
- Choose System Settings from the Apple symbol in the navigation bar.
- Find Passwords and click on it. Type in the password for your Mac or use Touch ID.
This is a list of all the passwords that you saved with iCloud Keychain.
- In the right pane, click on “Recently Deleted.”
This option only appears for passwords removed within 30 days.
- Check boxes next to passwords you want returned.
To see more information or get back a single password, click the (i) info button.
- Click “Recover” in the bottom right corner to recover credentials.
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Is there a way for me to find the Recently Deleted option in the Passwords menu?
Only passwords you’ve deleted in the last 30 days will show up under “Recently Deleted.” This option and password recovery won’t appear as your credentials were wiped more than 30 days ago.
Can I get back my passwords for older iOS, iPadOS, or macOS?
Devices running iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or macOS Sonoma are the only ones that can get back passwords that you recently removed. You’ll need LastPass or 1Password to utilize this option on a non-supporting device.
Can I get back more than one lost password at the same time?
Yes. Multiple passwords can be recovered at once. You can also choose to restore each password separately, making sure you’re recovering the right one by checking the details of each one.
In iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, you can get back passwords that you have recently removed. So you won’t accidentally lose passwords. These passwords are erased after 30 days, but having them is better than not having them.
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