iPhone iOS 8.0.2 Safari is not asking me for passwords to remember

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by hasanahmad, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    When I had the previous iOS version it used to ask me to remember or update the password. Now when I log into google or any other website that it used to ask me before, it doesn't. I have keychain enabled in settings.
  2. phreebsd macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2010
    make sure you arent accidentally using private mode.
    You dont get prompted when using Private mode.
  3. hasanahmad thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    No i checked that, no private mode on.
  4. DiscoMcDisco macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2013
    Sites have had the ability for quite a while now to block this, I would imagine the sites you're visiting have implemented something either recently (or a long time ago, but you already have saved password data for them).

    Workaround: Go to the site on your desktop and force the save password into your keychain > iCloud Keychain will then make it available to your device.

    You can manually enter passwords in safari settings for sites which won't save automatically.
  5. gordon1234, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014

    gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    This shouldn't be an issue anymore. Safari on Mavericks at least added an option to ignore sites that tell the browser not to save passwords. However, this option seems to have been removed in Safari 7.1 (Mavericks) and Safari 8.0 (Yosemite.) Instead, Safari seems to entirely ignore browsers by default, and always attempts to save passwords. For instance, I checked the behavior on wellsfargo.com using Safari 7.1 and Safari 8.0. In the source for the login page, Wells Fargo uses the "autocomplete=off" setting for the login/password form, which traditionally prevents saving or filling of passwords. However, Safari 7.1/8.0 will successfully autocomplete and save passwords on this form regardless of the autocomplete=off attribute on the form.

    It's worth noting that Firefox 30 and above also ignore this attribute. The tide seems to be turning against sites being able to dictate whether you can use a password manager, and for good reason.
  6. Hanani macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2016

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