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Key Points

  • There are two methods that you can use to save passwords on Chrome.
  • You will need to be logged-in in both instances to be able to use either method.
  • You will also need access to your Google account.

In the 21st century, most of our daily activities revolve around surfing the internet, registering numerous accounts on different web platforms, and creating social media handles. As a result, remembering all those usernames and passwords can be something of a chore.

Whether you are using a computer, Android, or any iOS device, Chrome has made it really convenient for you to save all those passwords and your user names. But how can you access them when you need to?

Here you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, in addition to very handy shortcuts.

You will also discover helpful tips and important notes on the safest and most convenient means of managing your passwords on Chrome.

Finding Saved Passwords on Chrome Using Your Laptop or Desktop

There are two methods that you can use with the devices mentioned above:

Method 1

  1. Click on the Chrome icon to open your browser window.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Next, click on “Settings”.
  4. Click on “Autofill”.
  5. Next, select “Password Manager”.
  6. Scroll downwards and view your saved passwords.
  7. Since they are represented as dots, you will need to click on the icon to the right of each sequence to get to see what each password is.

Note: At the very bottom, you will also be able to view passwords for sites that you have not saved.

Method 2

  1. Simply paste the following URL into your browser: chrome://settings/passwords.
  2. Scroll down to view your saved passwords.

Note: You will need to be logged-in in both instances to be able to use either method.

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To find the settings on Chrome, click on the three dots in the right-hand corner.

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Finding Saved Passwords on Chrome Using Your Smartphone or Tablet 

To manage your saved passwords in Chrome or Android, you’ll need access to your Google account. Your passwords are stored there and available on all of your devices.

You can sign in to apps and sites on any of your devices using your password that is saved to your Google account when you either:

  1. Turn on sync on Chrome or Android
  2. Sign in to Chrome on your desktop computer

Here is where you can find your saved passwords:

  1. Open your Chrome browser and click on the three vertical dots at the top right-hand corner.
  2. Scroll all the way down and select “Settings.”
  3. Select “Passwords.”
  4. You will see a row of websites you have logged into.
  5. Click on each one you are interested in and view your passwords by clicking on the icon to the right.

Additional Tips for Managing Your Chrome Passwords

Google and Chrome both have a built in password manager. You can manage passwords in any of your Google or Android devices. The feature is certainly convenient to sync and save your passwords across your browsers and devices. While every digital feature regarding passwords is risky, it’s better than using no password manager at all.

What else can you do while you’re on the “Password Manager” page?

Make Use of the Auto Sign-In Feature

If the button is positioned to the left and is white, while the slide appears gray, it means this option is off.

To have that prompt showing your username and password appear whenever you need to log in, simply toggle the button to the right.

It will then turn blue as well as its slide, letting you know you’ve activated the option.

Export Your Passwords

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To the right of “Saved Passwords,” you will see an “Add” button. Click on the vertical trio of dots to its right.

Next, a message will pop up on your screen: “Your passwords will be visible to anyone who can see the exported file.”

You will also see two buttons beneath the message with the option “Cancel” or “Export Passwords …”.

If you intend to proceed, simply click the latter button, which will be on the right.

You will receive a prompt to save the entire collection as a spreadsheet.

Go ahead and save.

Next Up…

How Do You Actually Find Saved Passwords on Chrome FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Why isn’t Google offering to save my passwords?

If you find yourself having to dig up passwords, again and again, each time you need to log in, it simply means that the “Offer to save passwords” option is off.

To turn it on, head to the “Password Manager” page and on the second row, toggle the white button to the left.

It should then turn blue, and you will receive prompts whenever you key in a new password.

Can I add passwords myself to Google?

Yes, you can. Once again, you will need to head to the “Password Manager” page and scrolling down to “Saved Passwords”, move to the right of the page and click the “Add” button.

An “Add Password” screen will pop up with the fields: “Site”, “User Name”, and “Password”.Fill them in, taking note of the warning at the bottom: “Make sure you’re saving your current password for this site”.Press “Save” once you’re satisfied with the information you’ve entered.

How safe is Google Chrome?

While Google Chrome does provide you with the opportunity to encrypt your passwords, it is better overall to use a password manager (such as Bitwarden, LastPass, or 1Password). This is due to the fact that someone with the technical know-how could actually help themselves to your passwords and send them to a server of their choice placing you in a very vulnerable position indeed.

Will Google save my password across devices?

No. Being logged into Chrome on your mobile device does not mean that you’ll be automatically logged in when you open the browser on your laptop as Google will request authentication to protect your account.

It is the same for apps you have logged into as well, and you will have to log in anew when you attempt to access them via your browser on your desktop or laptop.

Can I use saved passwords in Chrome on other browsers?

No, you cannot. You will need to import them to Edge, Firefox, or Safari.

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