macOS Ventura and iOS 16 Let You Edit Suggested Passwords for Site-Specific Requirements

Apple's Safari browser has a built-in password suggestion feature across iOS and macOS, and with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it's getting more convenient than ever.

safari edit strong password
Across these platforms, there is now an option to edit a strong password that is suggested by Apple, which allows it to be tailored to site specific requirements. Websites sometimes have password creation requirements that include special characters, don't allow for special characters, need a specific length, or ask for other customizations not met by the strong password requirements, which can now be fixed with the edit option.

You can tap on a suggested password and choose the "Other Options" interface to access the "Edit Strong Password" interface. From here, you can change the characters that have been suggested. You can also opt for a quick access "Easy to Type" or "No Special Characters" option.

In macOS Monterey, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15, there are no options for suggested passwords other than opting to use it or choosing to create your own password, so this should make the built-in password feature more palatable to Mac and iOS users.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura
Related Forums: iOS 16, macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
8 months ago
I hope they fixed the issue where some of the suggested passwords are not saved anywhere in the keychain, despite having clicked on the "save in the keychain" button. Occurred a few times to me, and I stopped to use this feature because of the lack of reliability of keychain to save suggested passwords
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LiE_ Avatar
8 months ago
Finally. Annoying when a website has very specific password requirements and the suggested one by Safari doesn’t meet that.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dugbug Avatar
8 months ago
this is a pretty solid WWDC. lots of solid updates.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
8 months ago
I’ve been wanting this. It’s super annoying when the generated password doesn’t fit the requirements. IMHO websites shouldn’t force any password requirements besides minimum length. They should just leave it up to the user. (And character requirements actually decrease the total number of combinations when you think about it. If special characters are required, then a brute force attach can skip every combination that doesn’t have them.)

The worst password requirement I encounter is a maximum length. (No more than 12-16 characters) Why would you set a limit on the max length?!?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
8 months ago
Glad to see this. It should have been offered day one.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
8 months ago

Finally. Annoying when a website has very specific password requirements and the suggested one by Safari doesn’t meet that.
I wish there were checkboxes for those specific requirements where the suggested password can't be accepted.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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