The latest betas of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS Monterey 12.3 betas were released earlier this week, and they bring an update to Safari that remedies a pesky issue Safari has with saving a password without a username.
When you are prompted to save a password to the iCloud Keychain in the new betas, and Safari has detected only a password has been entered, without a username, Safari will display a pop-up alert saying, “To save this password, enter the username for your [website] account,” reads the alert.
As noted by MacRumors, Safari Apple employee Ricky Mondello shared the new feature, after they were asked about it on Twitter. Mondello says Apple made the change to “address a pain point” with the way that Safari and iCloud Keychain operate.
In iOS 15.4 beta and macOS 12.3 beta, when Safari isn’t sure, it’ll prompt you for the username for a password, rather than silently save it sans user name. Sometimes Safari will prefill its best guess here.
And we didn’t sneak it in. We intentionally addressed a pain point. 😎 https://t.co/mfrcXk9GT6
— Ricky Mondello (@rmondello) February 16, 2022