Surely you use many services that require a password. At the same time, the security policy recommends the use of various complex combinations in each individual case. It is not surprising that a situation may arise when you want to log into some site, but do not remember your password.
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Of course, you can use Keychain and enter secret data automatically, but there are situations when you just need to look at the username / password combination or copy them.
Starting with iOS 12, you can use Siri to search for passwords. A voice assistant can really help in this situation and find the right password in Keychain. And this opportunity can be used not only on iOS 12 and subsequent versions of the OS on the iPhone or iPad, but also on the Mac.
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How to Search for Phone, iPad or Mac Passwords with Siri
1. Unlock your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
2. Activate Siri.
3. Say the following command approximately:
“What is my password for [название сервиса]”
In the above command, replace [название сервиса] to an application or website whose password you want to know, for example, In contact with or Instagram. Siri will immediately start working and will offer passwords from Keychains.
Do not worry, the assistant will not speak out or write down the password. Siri will just open the section immediately Passwords and accounts in the application Settings. Then you yourself can copy from there and use the password.
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Will it work on someone else’s iPhone?
It is a mistake to think that in this way you can request passwords from Siri anytime, anywhere. For example, you can only do this when the iPhone, iPad or Mac is unlocked. Also when opening Keychains The system will always ask you for Face ID, Touch ID or password / access code.