- Safari in iOS 7.0.3 added the ability, along with iCloud Keychain, to auto generate passwords for you.
- If you’re on a registration page and tap the ‘password’ field it will as if you’d like Safari to “Suggest a password”.
- There is also a ‘Suggest Password’ link at the top of the keyboard
- There is no way in Safari to control the formula. It just presents the password and gives the option to ‘Use Suggested Password’
When I tried using the feature on Google I got a message saying: ‘Safari Will Not Suggest a Password Because “google.com” Requested Passwords Not Be Saved’.
Apparently there is some way for a web developer or site to block the ability this feature to work.
- It seems to be related to blocking browser ‘auto-fill’ in a form. One listener tweeted me and said that if you go into Settings > Safari > Passwords & Autofill and toggle ON the ‘Always Allow’ option it would fix the trouble.
- This supposedly allows autofill even for websites that request passwords not be saved.
I tried it and at least for Google, it didn’t seem to restore the feature for me.
- Apple has a Troubleshooting iCloud Keychain support articles that also mentions the fix under the title, “I get a message saying that Safari will not save the password on one of the web sites I’m using.” and offers fixes for both iOS 7.0.3 and 10.9 Mavericks
- Devices using iOS 7.0.3 or later:
- Tap Settings> Safari> Passwords & Autofill.
- Turn on Always Allow.
- Note that you will need to have a passcode lock on your device to enable this feature
- Macs using OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later:
- Go to Safari > Preferences.
- Click Passwords.
- Select “Allow AutoFill even for websites that request passwords not be saved.”
- Note that you will be required to set a screen lock for your Mac to use this feature.