unshadow passwords in email field??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by djhnyc, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. djhnyc macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2014
    I don't know much about macs...and am here for my techno-challenged mother. She forgot her yahoo mail address and the only option yahoo gives her for resetting is to send a reset password to some other email address she forgets how to get into. (she didn't set up any security questions or provide a phone number to get a text reset). the one avenue we have is that her ipad is still logged in and the password can be "viewed" as "********". Is there a mac program that can unshadow this textbox so she can read plaintext? I am guessing probably not (for a non jail-broken device) but am hoping some mac gurus know a way around.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    First, open the Keychain app (in the Utilities folder) and see if the password is stored in one of the entries.

    I wonder if you called them and asked them to send a reset email to her main email if they would. You could then take care of it on the iPad.

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