Export Passwords from Safari to Ease the Move to a Password Manager

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Although Apple has improved the built-in iCloud Keychain password management features in macOS and iOS (you can now add notes to password entries!), third-party password managers like 1Password are still more capable (in particular the ability to share passwords and to use your passwords on Windows, Firefox, and Chrome). For those still getting started using a password manager, another new capability will ease the transition: Safari password export. To export a CSV file of your Safari (iCloud Keychain) passwords, choose Safari > Preferences > Passwords, and enter your password when prompted. From the bottom of the left-hand sidebar, click the ••• button, choose Export All Passwords, and save the Passwords.csv file to the Desktop. After you import the file into 1Password (instructions), LastPass (instructions), or another password manager, be sure to delete the exported file and empty the trash.

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If you are an existing customer who needs help with this or if you have other questions, or if you are in San Francisco and interested in becoming a client I invite you to book an appointment with me. Otherwise, you may wish to contact Apple Support or find a local Apple consultant.

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