Hey there! Ever been in a situation where you need to log into a website on a different device but just can’t remember your password? And to make things worse, your usual device isn’t helping by auto-filling the info? No worries, Google Chrome has got your back with its nifty feature of storing usernames and passwords.
In this easy-to-follow guide, I’m going to walk you through how to find and see all those passwords you’ve saved in Google Chrome. But keep in mind, we’re only talking about the passwords saved in Chrome, not everywhere.
We’re not stopping there, though! You’ll also learn some cool tips, like how to export those saved passwords (super handy, right?) and how to manage your “Never Saved” list for certain sites. Ready to dive in? Let’s roll! 🚀
How to View Google Chrome Saved Passwords on Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux
Curious about how to check out those saved passwords on Google Chrome, whether you’re using Windows, Mac, a Chromebook, or even Linux? It’s pretty easy and the steps are mostly the same, no matter what computer you’re using. There’s just a tiny difference when it comes to proving it’s really you who’s asking. Let’s break it down:
- Open Google Chrome: Fire up your Chrome browser on your computer or laptop. Look for the three dots (that’s the Menu) or your profile picture, up in the top right corner of your screen.
- Head to Settings: Click on those dots or your picture, and choose ‘Settings’. Another quick way is to type “chrome://settings” right into Chrome’s address bar. That’s like a shortcut!
- Find Autofill: On the left side, you’ll see an option called ‘Autofill’. Give it a click.
- Select Passwords: This is where Chrome keeps a list of all the passwords you’ve asked it to remember.
- View Your Passwords: Here you’ll see all the sites you’ve got passwords saved for. Want to see what a password is? Just click on the little eye icon next to it.
- Security Check: If you’re on Windows, it’ll ask for your Windows account PIN. On Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux, it’s going to be your username and password for the system. This is just to make sure it’s really you.
- Password Revealed: After the security check, voilà! Your password will be displayed. To hide it again, just click on that eye icon one more time.
How to View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords on Android and iOS
Need to peek at your passwords saved in Google Chrome while you’re on the go with your Android or iPhone? It’s just as simple as on your computer, and the steps are pretty much the same whether you’re team Android or team iOS. Let’s get to it:
- Open Chrome App: Grab your smartphone and open the Chrome app.
- Menu Time: If you’re on Android, look for the three dots (vertical ellipsis) in the top right corner. On an iPhone? Your three dots (horizontal ellipsis) are waiting in the bottom right corner.
- Dive into Settings: Tap on those dots and select ‘Settings’ from the menu that pops up.
- Find Passwords: In Settings, you’ll see an option named ‘Passwords’. That’s your treasure chest!
- See Your Saved Passwords: Now, you’ll find a list showing all the websites you’ve saved passwords for. To check out a password, just pick the website from the list.
- Reveal the Password: Tap on the eye icon next to the website’s name.
- Quick Security Check: Your phone will ask for your PIN or password/passcode. This is just to make sure it’s you who’s asking.
- Password Unveiled: Once you’ve passed the security check, you’ll see the password. Neat, right?
- Hide it Again: Tap the eye icon once more to hide the password. Don’t worry, it’ll also hide automatically when you close the app. Hit ‘Done’ on Android or ‘Back’ on iOS to go back to the list.
How to Save Passwords to Chrome using Windows, Mac, or Linux
Saving passwords in Google Chrome is super handy, especially when you have a bunch to remember. Whether you’re using Windows, Mac, or Linux, Chrome can be your digital keyring. Let’s go through how you can make Chrome remember your passwords:
- When Chrome Offers to Save: Usually, when you type a new password on a site, Chrome will ask if you want to save it. If it’s a site Chrome hasn’t saved before, just hit ‘Save’. Easy-peasy!
- Adding a New Password for a Site: Got more than one account on the same site? No problem! When you’re entering a new password, Chrome might offer to save it. If it does, just click on the email field and choose the email or username for the new password you’re adding.
- What If Chrome Doesn’t Ask to Save?: Maybe you’ve noticed Chrome isn’t offering to save passwords anymore. No worries, let’s fix that:
- Open a New Tab: On your computer or mobile device, open a new tab in Chrome.
- Profile Icon: Look for your profile picture in the top right corner.
- Key Icon: Click on it and find a key icon. That’s where your passwords live.
- Turn on Password Saving: Here, you’ll see an option that says ‘Offer to save passwords’. Make sure it’s turned on.
Now, Chrome will start offering to save passwords again, storing them safely in your Google account. This means the next time you visit a site, Chrome can fill in your password for you. No more forgotten passwords!
How to Save Passwords to Chrome using Android or iOS/iPhone
Got an Android or an iPhone and want Chrome to remember your passwords for you? It’s a real time-saver and super easy to set up. Let’s walk through how you can do this:
- Open Chrome App: First things first, open the Google Chrome app on your phone.
- Profile Icon: Look for your profile icon. You’ll find it in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Find Passwords: Tap on it, and then choose ‘Passwords’. On Android, it’s right in the Basics section. iPhone users, you’ll find it within the third group of settings.
- Turn On ‘Save Passwords’: There’s a switch that says ‘Save passwords’. Flip that switch to ‘on’.
Now, Chrome will start remembering your passwords. But wait, there’s more:
Auto Sign-In: A Handy Yet Tricky Feature
- Turning On Auto Sign-In: On Android, you can find the ‘Auto Sign-In’ option right in the Passwords settings. iPhone users, go to ‘Settings -> Passwords -> Autofill Passwords’ and then choose Chrome.
- Why You Might Think Twice: It sounds great, right? Chrome signs you in automatically. But here’s the catch: it can get a bit messy, especially if you have several accounts on the same website or if you’re using a third-party password manager.
- The Default Password Issue: Sometimes, when you try to sign in with a specific account, Auto Sign-In might switch you back to the default account. That can be annoying if it’s not the account you wanted to use.
- Solution: If this happens, you might need to turn off Auto Sign-In (and maybe even the Chrome Password Manager) temporarily. This allows you to log in to the account you want on that particular site.
And there you have it! You’re all set to make your password management easier on your mobile device with Chrome.
How to Edit Saved Passwords in Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
Changed a password on a different browser and need to update it in Chrome on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC? No sweat! Updating your saved passwords in Chrome is a breeze. Here’s how to do it in just a few steps:
- Open Chrome: Start by launching Google Chrome on your device.
- Profile and Passwords: Click on your profile picture in the top right corner. You’ll see a key icon there – that’s your gateway to the password menu. Give it a click.
- Find the Password to Edit: In the password menu, look for the password you want to change. Next to it, you’ll see three vertical dots. Click on them and choose ‘Edit password’.
- Make Your Changes: Now, just edit the password to the new one.
- Save and Done: After you’ve entered the new password, hit ‘Save’. And that’s it – your password is updated in Chrome!
This simple process ensures your Chrome browser is always up-to-date with your latest passwords, making your online experience smooth and secure.
How to Edit Saved Passwords in Chrome on Android or iOS/iPhone
Need to update a password in Chrome on your Android or iPhone? Whether it’s for a website or an app, editing your saved passwords is pretty straightforward. Remember, website credentials usually end with “.com” (like disney.com), while app credentials are just the app name (like Disney+). Here’s how you can make those edits:
Editing Chrome Passwords on Your Phone
The process is similar to what you do on a PC, but with a few mobile-specific steps:
- Open Chrome App: Start by launching the Chrome app on your Android or iPhone.
- Menu or Profile Icon: On the top-left corner, you’ll see three vertical dots (that’s the menu). Tap on it. Alternatively, you can tap on your profile icon, which takes you directly to step 4.
- Go to Settings: If you tapped the vertical ellipsis, now select ‘Settings’.
- Access Passwords: From here, tap on ‘Passwords’. This is where all your saved login details are stored.
- Choose the Password to Edit: Scroll through and find the website or app whose password you want to change. Tap on it.
- Edit and Save: Tap on the password entry, make your changes, and then tap ‘Done’ to save.
And there you have it! You’ve successfully updated your password in Chrome on your mobile device. This will help keep your auto-login feature working smoothly with the correct credentials.
How to Remove a Site From the “Never Saved” List
Have you ever told Chrome not to save a password for a particular site but now changed your mind? Whether it’s on a computer or a mobile device, removing a site from Chrome’s ‘Never Saved’ list is easy. Here’s how you can do it:
For Windows, Mac, or Linux Users
- Open Chrome: Start by launching Google Chrome on your device.
- Access Profile and Passwords: Click on your profile icon in the top right corner, then click on the key icon to open your password settings.
- Find the ‘Never Saved’ Section: Scroll down in this menu until you see a list titled ‘Never Saved’.
- Remove the Site: Find the website you want to unblock and click on the X button next to it.
- Save Password Next Time: Next time you visit that website, Chrome will ask if you want to save the password. Click ‘Save’ to do so.
For Android or iOS/iPhone Users
- Launch Chrome: Open the Chrome app on your Android or iPhone.
- Menu or Profile for Settings: Tap on the three vertical dots (Android) or horizontal ellipsis (iPhone) for the menu. Alternatively, tap on your profile icon in the top-right section.
- Go to Passwords: Choose ‘Passwords’ from the options.
- Navigate to ‘Never Saved’: Scroll down to find the ‘Never Saved’ section.
- Remove the Website: Tap on the website you wish to remove and hit the trash can icon to delete it from the list.
- Allow Saving Next Time: When you visit the website again, log in and choose to save the password when Chrome asks.
Note on Website and App Passwords
Remember, there are two types of passwords – one for websites (which usually end in “.com”) and another for apps (identified by the app’s name). Make sure you’re editing the right one for your needs.
How to Export Saved Passwords
Need to move or backup your saved passwords from Chrome? Chrome lets you export all your passwords as a CSV file, which is like a spreadsheet. Here’s how you can do it on different devices:
For Windows 10, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook Users
- Open Chrome: Fire up Google Chrome on your PC or Mac.
- Profile and Passwords: Click your profile icon in the top right corner, then click the key icon to go to your password settings.
- Export Option: Look for three vertical dots near the ‘Saved Passwords’ section and click on them. Choose ‘Export passwords’.
- Security Warning: Chrome will warn you that the passwords in the file can be seen by anyone who gets it. Click ‘Export passwords’ again to proceed.
- Authenticate: You’ll need to verify it’s you, using your device’s password or another authentication method.
- Download Location: Chrome will ask where you want to save the file. Pick a folder and wait for the download.
- Access Your File: You can find your password file in the location you chose.
For Android Users
- Launch Chrome App: Open Chrome on your Android.
- Settings to Passwords: Tap the three vertical dots, select ‘Settings’, then go to ‘Passwords’.
- Exporting Process: Tap the three vertical dots in the Passwords menu and select ‘Export passwords’.
- Security Check: Enter your device’s security method (like a passcode or fingerprint) and tap ‘Export passwords’.
- Choose Save Location: A window will pop up for you to choose where to save the file.
For iPhone Users
- Open Chrome App: Start Chrome on your iPhone.
- Navigate to Passwords: Tap the three horizontal dots, go to ‘Settings’, and then ‘Passwords’.
- Export Option: Scroll down and tap ‘Export Passwords’. Confirm by tapping ‘Export passwords’ again.
- Security Verification: Input your iPhone’s security method.
- Save the File: A window will show up for you to decide where to save the file.
Important Note: Security Caution
Be very careful with the file you export. It contains all your passwords in a format that anyone can read. It’s crucial to keep this file secure. Don’t share it and consider storing it in a secure or locked location.
Wrapping It Up: Mastering Passwords in Chrome
As we wrap up this guide, remember that by allowing Google Chrome to handle your credentials, you’re setting yourself up for a smoother, more secure online experience. No more moments of panic over forgotten passwords!
We’ve covered the essentials – from viewing to exporting, editing, and even removing your passwords across various devices. Whether you’re on a PC, a smartphone, or a tablet, these skills will ensure you’re always in control of your login details.
By now, you should feel confident in managing your passwords within Chrome, making each online venture a little less stressful. Here’s to never losing a password again!