Chrome Password Manager: Save, View, Edit or Delete Passwords

Chrome had a built-in password manager for years. It saves passwords locally unless you sync your passwords to your Google account.

Recently, Google renamed it to Google Password Manager and added it to the browser’s main menu.

You can save passwords, view, edit, or delete those saved passwords using the Google Password Manager

It’s available on the web and mobile versions of Google Chrome. This article will help you understand the proper use of it. 

Manage Passwords on Chrome Computer

Though Edge is the default browser of Windows and Safari is the default browser of MacOS, millions of people use Chrome on their computers regularly. 

Let’s understand how to manage your passwords on Chrome on a PC:

Save passwords on Google Chrome Computer

Chrome won’t save your passwords out of the blue. You must allow it to store passwords locally or sync to your Google account.

Go to Google Password Manager

Open Google Chrome on your computer, and click the menu icon at the top right corner. Click on Google Password Manager from the menu.

You may not find this option in the menu if you haven’t updated Chrome to the latest version. 

In that case, go to Settings from the menu and select Autofill and passwords from the left sidebar. 

Go to Password Manager

Click on Password Manager.

Go to Password Manager Settings

Go to Settings from the left sidebar. 

Toggle on Offer to save passwords

Toggle on Offer to save passwords

Whenever you log in to a website, Chrome asks whether you want to save the password. 

Find Saved Passwords on Chrome PC

You can find all saved passwords from the Google Password Manager. However, you must know the user account password of your operating system for security purposes. 

Go to Google Password Manager

Launch Google Chrome on your computer, click the menu icon, and select Google Password Manager. 

Password Manager shows a list of websites where you allowed it to save the login credentials. 

Click on the website URL

If you want to view the saved password of a particular website, click on the website URL. 

Enter user login password

Enter the user account password of your computer. It’s the password you use to log in to your computer. 

View Saved Password Google Chrome

Click on the eye icon beside the password you want to view, or click the copy icon to copy the password to the clipboard.

Edit or Delete Saved Passwords on Chrome Computer

Google Password Manager

Open Google Chrome on your computer; open a new tab if it’s opened already. Type chrome://password-manager/passwords in the address bar and press Enter.

Click on the website URL

It directly takes you to the Google Password Manager. Click on the website URL to first view its login credentials.

Enter user login password

Enter your device’s login password and press Enter.

Edit a saved password

To edit the saved password, click on the Edit button. Modify the username and password as your preference; click Save to update the saved password.

Delete a saved password

To delete the saved password, click Delete.

It deletes the password without asking for any confirmation. However, if you mistakenly delete a password, you can undo the action within a few seconds.

Manage Passwords on Chrome Android/iOS

Save Passwords on Chrome Android/iOS

Chrome mobile also doesn’t ask to save passwords by default. You have to allow it permission to save specific passwords. 

Open Google Chrome on your smartphone and tap on your Google Profile Picture at the top right corner. It takes you to Settings.

Select Password Manager from the settings. It opens Password Manager in a new window. 

Tap Password Manager

Tap the Gear icon; it’s the Settings page of Password Manager.

Press the gear icon

Toggle on Offer to save passwords.

Offer to save passwords

Allowing it doesn’t mean Chrome will save all passwords. It means when you log in to any website, Chrome will show a pop-up whether you want to save the password.

Find Saved Passwords on Chrome Android/iOS

Launch Google Chrome on your smartphone; tap on the menu icon and select Settings from the menu.

Go to Chrome Settings

Tap on Password Manager from the settings page.

Tap Password Manager

Tap on the website address to view its saved credentials. Enter your device’s lock screen; it could be a fingerprint, pin, password, or Face ID.

Tap on the site name

It will show all saved credentials for that particular site. Tap on the eye icon to view the saved password or the copy icon to copy it. 

View the saved password

Edit or Delete Saved Passwords on Google Chrome

Follow the previous section to view the saved passwords for an individual site. Tap on Edit to modify the saved passwords. Modify the login credentials and tap the Save button at the top right corner. 

Edit or Delete Saved Passwords

Or tap the Delete button to delete a saved password. Unlike the computer version, the mobile version will ask for a confirmation; tap Delete from the pop-up to complete the process.

Delete saved passwords from your Google Account

You can remove saved passwords from all devices that use the same Google Account for syncing. 

The process is simple: you enable password syncing, you delete a password from one of your devices, and it will remove the saved password from all devices that use the accounts.

Open Google Chrome on your computer and click on your Google Profile Picture beside the menu icon. Click on Sync is on from the pop-up. It takes you to the Sync and Google services page on settings.

Click on Sync is on

Click on Manage what you sync. 

Manage what you sync

Select Sync everything. Chrome will sync passwords, bookmarks, history, etc., across your devices.

Sync Everything

If you delete a password from one device, it will remove the password from your Google Account.

If you use Chrome on your smartphone, launch it and tap on your Google Profile Picture at the top right corner to go to Settings. Tap on Sync and toggle on Sync everything. 

Sync Everything

What you need to know about the Password Manager

  1. If you don’t enable Sync, the saved passwords are stored locally on your device. Uninstalling Chrome will remove the passwords from your device storage.
  2. Once the password is deleted from your Google Account, you can’t recover the deleted password unless you manually exported saved passwords at some point. 
  3. You can save multiple credentials for a single site. If you have four Google Accounts, you can save the password for all of them. 
  4. You can remove passwords from a device without accessing it. If you can access the Google Account and that device has syncing turned on, go to Google Password Manager and delete the saved passwords. 

Password Manager is a handy tool for web surfers like me. Using the same password for every account is not a good idea.

But it takes a lot of mental effort to memorize all passwords. That’s where Google Password Manager saves your day.

You can save passwords locally or turn off password syncing if you worry about your privacy. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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