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How To Transfer Passwords to New iPhone 15 - 3 Methods

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Transferring passwords to new iPhone is nothing like a file transfer; it is a bit complicated. Why would crucial information such as credit card details, accounts, and passwords be left behind if you have shifted to a new iPhone? But is it possible to transfer passwords to a new iPhone?

It doesn't sound straightforward, but it is possible. This post will explain the three best methods to help you transfer your passwords to the new iPhone in minutes. You'll also find the reasons why you failed to transfer passwords to the new iPhone 15. By the end of this article, you will know which method to implement.

transfer passwords to new iphone

Transfer Passwords to New iPhone via iCloud Keychain

Let us explain if you need to familiarize yourself with iCloud Keychain and its capacities. iCloud Keychain is one of Apple's primary password management systems. It is a fantastic tool created exclusively for saving, creating, and accessing complex passwords.

With the iCloud Keychain, you can securely store important information, like account names, credit card numbers, and passwords, on your iOS devices. You'll also have your passwords and credit card information at your fingertips. You will also no longer be able to rely on third-party security apps.

Steps to Transfer Passwords to New iPhone via iCloud Keychain:

  1. Turn on the internet connection on the old iPhone.
  2. Head to Settings.
  3. Hit on your profile.
  4. Choose iCloud.
  5. Hit on the Keychain.

transfer passwords via keychain

  1. Toggle to turn on the iCloud Keychain, and input your Apple ID credentials.
  2. Wait a few minutes, activate the new iPhone, and turn on the internet.
  3. Follow the same way and turn on the iCloud Keychain.
  4. Within minutes, all your passwords will be downloaded.

Note: This feature will only work when you use the same Apple ID on both devices. And it will synchronize all the passwords.

Transfer Saved Passwords to New iPhone using AirDrop

Apart from the iCloud Keychain, you can also use the Apple AirDrop to transfer all your saved passwords to the new iPhone. Follow along to see how it is done.

Steps to Transfer Saved Passwords to New iPhone using AirDrop:

    1. To use the AirDrop, bring the two iPhones closer to each other and turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both phones.
    2. Head to Settings, search AirDrop and turn it on. Or you can head to Control Centre, hold and press the wireless network section, and turn on AirDrop.

enable airdrop

    1. Now, navigate to Settings on your old iPhone, then go to Passwords & Accounts, then hit on Website & App Passwords. Choose the account passwords to share via AirDrop.

select passwords

    1. The moment you select the account, all its details will be listed. Long press the Passwords section, and you will get the option to Copy and share via AirDrop.

select the account

  1. Tap on AirDrop, select the device and accept the data incoming on your new iPhone

password shared via airdrop

Note: AirDrop only allows transferring one password at a time. However, it will allow you to transfer passwords from one Apple ID to another feasibly.

How to Transfer Passwords to New iPhone via iTunes

Can I use iTunes to transfer all your passwords to the new iPhone 15? If you opt for the complete iPhone migration, you can transfer all the saved passwords and other info simultaneously. But, it is complicated and is a time-killer.

Steps to Transfer All Passwords to New iPhone via iTunes:

  1. Download the latest version if you do not have iTunes or an outdated version.
  2. Take your old iPhone and connect it to the computer.
  3. Click on the iPhone icon.
  4. Go to the Summary tab, move to Backups, and enable Encrypt Local Backup. Then hit Back Up Now, wait for some time, and disconnect the old device.

enable encrypted local backup

  1. Now, you need to connect the new iPhone to your computer.
  2. Click on the iPhone icon, hit the Restore Backup button, choose the backup, enter the passcode, and the restore will be completed in a few minutes.

How To Fix Passwords Did Not Transfer to New iPhone

If you have been wondering why the passwords weren't transferred to the new iPhone, here are some of the key reasons:

  • You didn't save passwords to the iCloud Keychain, meaning they are not saved and can't be transferred.
  • You did not sign in to your emails, which could store your passwords.
  • You have set up your iPhone in a way that won't transfer passwords.

How To View Saved Passwords on iPhone

If you are looking out for a way to view all your saved passwords on your iPhone, here is what you need:

Steps to View Saved Passwords on iPhone:

    1. Head to phone Settings and choose Passwords. If you are using iOS 13 or earlier versions, you need to choose Passwords & Accounts and then select Websites & App Passwords.
    2. You can use the passcode or password, your Touch or Face ID when prompted.Or, you can use the voice assistant Siri to view your passwords.

view password on iphone

  1. To see a specific password, choose the app or website.

viewing website password on iphone

Bonus: Backup Your iPhone to Computer for Free

You can easily transfer all your passwords to the new iPhone once you have backed it up to the iCloud Keychain. But it would be pretty much the same if you back up your old iPhone and restore the backup in the new iPhone.

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The Closing Thoughts

You can use any of the mentioned methods to transfer passwords to the new iPhone. And if you wish to create an entire backup of your old phone and transfer it to the new iPhone, MobileTrans is always there to help.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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