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How to Check for Leaked Passwords on iOS 14

Apple has introduced several new privacy and security features on iOS 14. This includes recording indicators, privacy reports, app tracking controls, and whatnot. Apart from these, it also brings an important update to iCloud Keychain. Apple now tells you if your passwords have been leaked online or if they’re too weak to live with. In this article, let’s see how you can check for leaked passwords on iOS 14.

Check for Leaked Passwords on iOS 14

Like Google Passwords on Android, iOS uses iCloud Keychain to store and sync passwords for apps and websites you log in. With the latest update, Keychain prompts you if a password is too easy to guess or commonly used by people around. It also checks if it’s been leaked in a major data breach.

This helps you be alert and change your account details on the affected site in order to stay safe from any potential cybercrime risk.

To check if your passwords are leaked in data breaches:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Please scroll down to Passwords and click on it.
  3. Use your Touch ID or Face ID to get the access.
  4. Now, click on Security Recommendations.
  5. Enable the toggle if not already.

Here, you’ll see all issues regarding your saved passwords- whether they appear in known data leaks or can be easily guessed. However, it’ll work only for passwords saved in your iCloud Keychain. If you’re using Google password manager to save passwords, you can check for compromised, reused, and weak passwords using the Password Checkup feature here.

Wrapping Up

This was all about how you can check for leaked passwords on iOS 14 using iCloud Keychain. It will not only prevent you from cybercrime risks but also help you create stronger passwords. Anyway, what are your thoughts on the same? Do let me know in the comments below.

Also, read- Customize Icons and Change App Name in iOS 14