How to Detect Compromised Passwords in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad 

When it comes to offering enhanced security and privacy to safeguard the data against snoopers and hackers, iOS is up to the mark. Apart from letting you create and manage strong passwords, modern versions of iOS can also let you detect compromised passwords. Yes, you read that right! You can enable your iPhone to securely monitor your passwords and alert you if they appear in known data leaks. What’s more, it can also offer high-priority recommendations so that you can timely change your weak or vulnerable passwords. On this very note, let’s find out how to detect compromised passwords in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad. 

Detect Compromised Passwords in iOS 16/iPadOS 16 on iPhone and iPad 

Step 1. To get started, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, scroll down and tap on Passwords to proceed.

Tap on Passwords

Step 3. Next, you will need to authenticate using your Face ID or Touch ID.

Step 4. Next up, tap on Security Recommendations

Step 5. Next up, turn on the toggle for Detect Compromised Passwords.

Detect Compromised Passwords

That’s pretty much done! From now onwards, iOS will keep track of your passwords and will notify you if they are found to be in the known data leaks. Better still, it will also provide high-priority recommendations so that you can change your passwords without fail.

To change the password of any account, simply tap on Change Password on Website and then reset the password.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you view and copy Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone and iPad?

Head over to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad -> Wi-Fi -> tap on the info button next to a Wi-Fi network -> touch and hold the password field to reveal the password. After that, you can copy the password and choose to share it with anyone.

2. Which are the best password managers for iPhone and iPad?

Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass, and NordPass have long been the best password managers for iPhone and iPad.

Wrap up…

In an age where hacking and sensational data leaks have become the order of the day, it pays to stay alert and embrace the extra layer of shield. And this is where features like Two-Factor Authentication and Passkeys enable you to securely login to your account using Face ID and Touch ID come into play. You should make the most of these advanced shields to protect your sensitive information from prying eyes.

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Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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