How to Recover Deleted iCloud Keychain Passwords on Mac

Women using Mac to recover delete iCloud keychain password

iCloud Keychain is Apple’s native password manager, which does an admirable job of saving your password and allowing you to autofill it for a seamless login experience. While there are plenty of third-party password managers that offer more features, the Apple Keychain is plenty enough for most users, and it’s free. With the latest macOS Sonoma update, Apple has added a new feature to its Keychain password manager, which is the ability to recover deleted iCloud Keychain passwords. Here’s how to recover deleted iCloud Keychain passwords on Mac.

Recover deleted iCloud Keychain passwords on Mac

Apple has made it very easy to recover deleted Keychain passwords on Mac. It only involves a few steps, so let’s get on with it.

1. Use the Apple Menu to launch the System Settings app on your Mac.

Opening System Settings using Apple Menu

2 Scroll down the left sidebar and click on the Passwords option.

System Settings app screenshot showing Passwords option

3. Enter your Mac password or use TouchID to unlock it.

Unlocking the Passwords section

4. You will see a Recently Deleted section. Click to open it.

Recently deleted section screenshot

5. Enable the checkbox next to the password you want to recover and click the Recover button to recover it.

Recovering deleted password

And that’s it. Now you have recovered the deleted password.

How long Keychain stores your deleted password

Like the trash on your Mac, the iCloud Keychain keeps the password for 30 days before permanently deleting it. It means you cannot recover a password you deleted more than 30 days ago.

Recover deleted Keychain password on your Mac

So that is how you can recover the deleted Keychain password on your Mac. If you liked this guide, also check out how you can view and change compromised Keychain passwords on your iPhone. Also, check out how to add widgets to your Mac desktop. Mac widgets are the headlining feature of macOS Sonoma, and we are sure you are going to enjoy playing with them.

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