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Computer users have been habitual of saving the passwords of those sites which ask you to login every time when you visit them. Modern web-browsers have the password saving capabilities that make the computer users habitual of saving passwords for websites. It is a good practice and makes sense to save time if you visit some sites regularly and it makes sense. However, it may also put you in trouble if you need to log in on a new device and you are not able to recall passwords.

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So this article is about to help you in viewing what is written password that is hidden behind asterisks on your browsers irrespective of the computer you are using. Just keep on reading to see the hidden password on a Mac, a Windows PC, an iPhone, or on an Android device.

Laptop/ Desktop

It is quite simple to see a password hidden behind asterisks on a desktop browser. Just see how to do it:

On Google Chrome

Follow the instructions detailed below to see a password hidden behind asterisk on Google Chrome.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser and access the site from which you want to see the hidden password. For instance, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or Pinterest.
  2. Once the password auto fills, select the entire password string and right click on it, then click on the option “Inspect“.’
  3. Last step will open up Google Chrome’s Developer Tools.
  4. At the bottom of the Chrome browser, the DevTools window will open that will automatically focused on the line related to the password field. If it does not show the highlighted text in the visible space of the window, scroll down and find out the line highlighted by the browser.
  5. Locate the field that says “input type = password“, double click on it to edit and replace the word “password” with “text”.
  6. Click on the Return/Enter button and on the Website and now you will be able to view the hidden password in plain text.

On Safari

The process of viewing hidden password is almost same on both the browsers except Safari’s menu will say “Inspect Element”, instead of “Inspect”.

iPhone

The procedure of viewing hidden password is easy on an iPhone, but if you want to do it in typical Apple fashion, do it with a Mac, using Safari. Just follow the steps detailed below to see the password written behind the asterisk:

  1. Access Safari on your iPhone and open the target website.
  2. Launch Safari on your Mac.

Important Note: First of all you need to enable the Develop menu. Go to Safari -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Show Develop menu in menu bar.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac computer. Now in Safari on your Mac, click on the Develop menu.
  2. There in the Develop menu, you will see the name of your iPhone. Hover on it to see the website you opened on your iPhone.
  3. Click on the website, to view its HTML code on your Mac.
  4. Search for “Password” to see the line related to the password field.
  5. Exchange the value of type=”password”, from “password” to “text”.
  6. Hit Return/Enter and you will now be able to see the password in plain text on your iPhone.

Important Note: Some websites, like banking websites do not support right clicking because of security purposes, so this method will not work for them.’

Android

The reason Android and iPhone users face this problem because browsers on mobile device do not support the option “Inspect Element”. But, Android users can see the hidden password by accessing the Chrome browser on Android phone and connecting it with PC. But before doing so just make sure that you have the same browser on your PC. For the rest of the process, just follow the steps explained below:

  1. Enable USB Debugging through Settings->Developer Options in your Android device.
  2. Using a USB cable, connect your Android device to your Laptop. When you will connect your phone it will ask whether or not it should trust the computer for USB Debugging; tap on “Ok” option there.
  3. Now open Google Chrome on your phone and access to the website from which you want to see the hidden password. For instance, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or Pinterest.
  4. Launch Google Chrome on your laptop and type “chrome://inspect”in the address bar. Now a window will open with your Android device showing up under “Devices”. That window will also have the details about the tabs open on your Android phone.
  5. Under the tab Select “Inspect” that says “https://mobile.twitter.com” or https://mobile.facebook.com or https://mobile.pinterest.com or https://mobile.linkedin.com
  6. This will open up the Developer Tools.
  7. Press “Ctrl + F” key to search and type “password”. It will show up corresponding line to the password field.
  8. Locate the field that says “type = password”, double click on it to edit, and replace the word “password” with “text”.

9 Tap on Return/Enter and the password and it will be visible in plain text now in the Developer Tools as well as on your Android phone.

If any user is facing any problem while knowing their passwords hidden behind the asterisks, irrespective of the platform and the device they are using, they can call the In2pcfix for the technical help. We provide tech support services for all platform users.