How to View Saved Passwords in Firefox

by | Jan 6, 2020 | Useful Tech

Know you’ve stored a password in Firefox and now want to use it elsewhere? Find out here how to view saved passwords in Firefox (and copy, change or remove them, too).

First, One Way to Fail on the Moon

is to try to take a picture of the earth’s atmosphere in its totality.

Take one famous picture from 1972, for example, taken with the first telescope on the moon. It shows the earth’s atmosphere—mostly hydrogen in its outer reaches—as a bright glow around the planet; it does not show all of that “geocorona,” though, because the picture was taken from within it.

The earth’s atmosphere extends beyond the moon, and to see it all we’ll have to travel further than that.

Now, to see saved passwords in Firefox, do you have to leave Firefox?

How to View Saved Passwords in Firefox

Firefox on the Desktop (Windows, macOS and Linux)

Time needed: 3 minutes.

To find, see and copy website passwords saved in Firefox:

  1. Click the Firefox hamburger menu ().

  2. Select Options from the menu that has appeared.

  3. Go to the Privacy & Security category.

  4. Click Saved Logins… under Logins & Passwords.

    Shortcut: Visit about:logins directly to open your saved Firefox passwords.

  5. Select the website or account in the list of accounts.

    Tip: Type a website’s name or a user name over Search Logins to filter the list.

  6. View the password clear text:

    1. Click Show password (Firefox ) under Password for the entry.
    2. Now click Yes (without a Firefox master password set) or type your Firefox master password under Password Required and click OK.

  7. Copy any password:

    1. Click Copy under Password.
    Note: You need not show the password first to copy it.

Copy, Change or Remove Saved Passwords

To copy or edit a saved password in Firefox:

  1. Go to the account or password in Firefox Lockwise (the password manager); see above.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Edit the user name and password as desired.
    Tip: Click Show password (Firefox ) to edit the existing password, or type over the concealed password.
  4. Click Save Changes.

To delete a password you have saved in Firefox:

  1. Highlight the password you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
    Note: The saved password will be deleted immediately without further confirmation, and you cannot undo removal. (You may be able to recover it from a different installation of Firefox; see below.)

Firefox mobile (Android and iOS)

To find saved passwords in Firefox mobile for Android and iOS:

  1. Tap the Firefox hamburger menu button (How to View Saved Passwords in Firefox - Firefox mobile hamburger menu) in Firefox mobile.
  2. Select Logins & Passwords from the menu that has appeared.
  3. If saved passwords are protected with a passcode, log in using your Firefox mobile code.
  4. Tap the desired account and password under SAVED LOGINS.

To view a saved password in plain text or copy it for use in another app or browser:

  1. Go to the desired password under SAVED LOGINS.
  2. Tap the Password field.
  3. Select Copy (to copy) or Reveal (to see the password as plain text).

To edit a saved password in Firefox mobile:

  1. Go to the desired password under SAVED LOGINS.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Edit the user name and password as desired.
  4. Tap Done.

How to View Saved Passwords in Firefox: FAQ

I synchronize passwords across Firefox installs; will changes I make to saved passwords sync?

Yes.

If you edit or remove a password, the changes you make in one instance of Firefox will automatically show up in the other versions, too.

(Do take one installation off the net immediately after deleting a saved password, and you may be able to recover it there, though.)

(How to view saved passwords in Firefox tested with Firefox 71; updated January 2020)