How to Find Saved Passwords on Chrome [Easy Guide]

Isn’t it annoying when you set up a new account on a website, and the next time you go back, you can’t remember the password for the life of you? Luckily, you can set Chrome to save passwords. Then, you can check them too. This goes further than viewing “My saved passwords on this device,” as the passwords are attached to your cloud-based Chrome account.

Follow this guide to learn how to find saved passwords on Chrome.

How to Find Saved Passwords on Chrome for Mac, Linux, PC, and ChromeOS With a Shortcut

Using the shortcut to open Chrom password settings

The simplest way to access your Chrome settings passwords is to type this into the address bar in Google Chrome:

chrome://settings/passwords

That will skip all the menu navigation and take you straight to the password page.

Then you simply have to click the Eye icon next to any password you wish to show and enter the primary user password linked to your account.

How to Save Passwords to Chrome

The handy Google Chrome password manager is built into everyone’s favorite default browser, allowing you to save your passwords for later use. This will ensure you don’t have to go through the process of manually filling out a password every time you log into a website.

To use the password manager in Google Chrome, you may have to first enable it. You can do this in the Passwords menu. To do this, follow these steps:

How to Find Saved Passwords on Chrome using menu navigation
  1. Click the Profile icon towards the top right corner of the main toolbar.
  2. In the menu that pops up, click the Key icon.
  3. This will open the settings menu in the Autofill section.
  4. Here, click the toggle switch beside the Offer to save passwords option to enable it.

You can also access this option by clicking on the three vertical dots towards the top right corner and Settings. Click on Auto-fill from the list on the left side and then select Password Manager.

You can also follow similar instructions for Chrome alternative browsers.

Now that the option is enabled, head to a website where you must write your credentials to log in. There, enter the credentials and submit the form. Chrome will then show a prompt asking if you wish to save your password to the Google saved passwords list. Click on Save to save the password. If you don’t want the password saved, click Never, and Chrome will add that website to the Never Saved password list.

Assuming that you have saved a password when you go back to log into the same website, you will get a prompt allowing you to fill in the password automatically. If you have more than one password and username for a site, click the field and choose the login you wish to use.

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How to Find Passwords on Chrome for PC

Now that we know how to save the passwords in Chrome, let’s look at how you can view them. These steps work on all desktop versions of Chrome, including Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux.

Here are the steps to follow to find where passwords are stored in Chrome:

The eye icon for viewing saved passwords on Chrome
  1. In your Chrome browser, click the Profile icon towards the top right corner of the main toolbar.
  2. In the menu that pops up, click the Key icon.
  3. This will open the settings menu in the Autofill section.
  4. You will see a list of all your saved passwords under the Saved Passwords section.
  5. Click the Eye icon beside the password you wish to view.
  6. This will prompt Google to ask you for your verification. This can be in the form of a PIN, Password, Fingerprint authentication, or even Windows Hello.

After verification, the password will be made visible to you. If you wish to copy the password, click the three vertical dot icon and click on Copy password.

Edit Saved Passwords on Chrome Desktop

Here are the steps you need to follow to edit a password in Google Chrome:

Edit a password
  1. Click the three vertical dots towards the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. There, click on Settings in the drop-down menu.
  3. Here, click Auto-fill in the list on the left side of the screen.
  4. Now, click on Password Manager. This will open the familiar menu that shows a list of your passwords.
  5. Click the three dots icon towards the right of the password you wish to edit. This will show a small drop-down list.
  6. Here, select Edit password.
  7. After verification of the user, a small window will open that allows you to edit your password. Once you are done editing, click the Save button.

Delete Saved Passwords on Chrome Desktop

Here are the steps you need to follow to delete a password in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the three vertical dots towards the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. There, click on Settings in the drop-down menu.
  3. Now, click on Password Manager in Auto-fill on the left side of the screen
  4. Click the three dots icon towards the right of the password you wish to delete. This will show a small drop-down list there.
  5. Here, select Delete password.
  6. After verification of the user, the password will be deleted.

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How to View Saved Passwords on Chrome for Mobile

You must follow a few simple steps to view saved passwords on Chrome for mobile. The steps are essentially the same for both Android and iOS. However, you may notice a few visual changes depending on whether you use an iPhone or an Android device. In this example, we are using an Android device with Android 12.

Here’s how to see saved passwords on Chrome for mobile:

View and edit passwords on Chrome mobile
  1. On the phone, open your Chrome app.
  2. Click the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Choose the Settings option.
  4. Click the Passwords option.
  5. Here, you can scroll down and see all your passwords.
  6. To view the password, look for the account that you wish to see.
  7. When you find the account, click it once.
  8. An Edit Password screen will appear on the screen.
  9. Click the Copy icon to paste it to your clipboard.
  10. If you wish to see the password of that account, click the Eye icon.
  11. You may be asked to enter your biometrics or PIN depending on your device’s security settings. After this, you will be able to see your password.
  12. After you are done making the changes or viewing your password, you can click the Done option or the back arrow to return to the Passwords page.

Edit Saved Passwords on Chrome Mobile

Here are the steps you need to follow to edit one of your saved passwords on Chrome for mobile:

  1. Open your Chrome app and click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Choose the Settings option and click the Passwords option.
  3. You can scroll down and see all the passwords that are saved to your Google account.
  4. Click the account that you wish to edit the password for.
  5. 9An Edit Password screen will appear on the screen.
  6. If you wish to see your password, click the Eye icon.
  7. Depending on your device’s security settings, you may be asked to enter your PIN or biometrics. After this, you will be able to see your password.
  8. Edit your password and click the Done option.

How to Delete a Saved Password on Chrome for Mobile

Here are the steps you need to follow to delete one of your saved passwords on Chrome for mobile:

  1. Open your Chrome app.
  2. Click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Choose the Settings option and click the Passwords option.
  4. You can scroll down and see all the passwords that are saved to your Google account.
  5. Click the account for which you wish to delete the saved password.
  6. An Edit Password screen will appear.
  7. In the top right corner, you will see a Trash bin icon. Click on it and choose the Delete password option.

View Saved Passwords on Chrome for Mac

If you use Chrome instead of Safari, here’s how to find your Google passwords on MacOS.

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click the Chrome menu
  3. Navigate to Preferences > Autofill > Passwords
  4. Scroll to Saved passwords
  5. Click the Eye icon next to the user
  6. Enter your Login password

How to Remove Sites From the “Never Saved” List

If you click on Never when the prompt shows up for you to save the password, Chrome won’t show you the prompt again if you wish to save the password. This is because the site has been added to the Never saved list in the password manager. To change this:

  1. Head over to the Password manager in your Chrome settings.
  2. Find the site you wish to save the password for and click the Cross icon beside it. Now when you open the website again, you will get the prompt to save the password once you submit the form.

Using the On-device Encryption Feature

You may wonder what the On-device encryption function is and what it’s used for. Using this option, you can use a security key to lock the saved passwords on the Google account.

Once the feature is enabled, you must log in from the security key device using your Google account. When you do that, you will have total control over your passwords. However, doing so can also be harmful. You have to be extra cautious here, as you can lose access if you unintentionally lose the key.

This feature is completely optional and not many users choose to have it active. Most people definitely wouldn’t want to take the chance of losing all of their previously saved passwords if they lose their unique security key. The On-device encryption feature should be a very tempting option for people who wish to truly take control of their passwords.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are My Passwords Stored on Chrome?

Open your Chrome and click on your circular profile on the right side of the toolbar. Click the Key icon. Here, you can view, export, or delete any of your saved passwords. To view your password, simply click the Eye icon on the right side of each password. This will reveal your saved passwords.

I Saved My Passwords in My Browser but Can’t See Them. Where Are They?

If you are unable to see your saved passwords, simply open your Chrome page and type chrome://settings in the address bar, and press Enter. On the left side of the page, you will see an Autofill option. Click on it and select Password Manager. Here you will see all your saved passwords that were allowed to be saved by you on Chrome.

How Do I Clear All of My Saved Passwords in Chrome?

Open Chrome and click the three vertical dots on the right side of the toolbar. Click the Settings option. Choose the Autofill option, which is on the left side of the screen, and click on Manage Password. Here you will see all your saved passwords. You will see three vertical dots on the right side of each saved password. Click on it and choose the Remove option.

Picking the Right Security Settings for You

Now that you know how to find saved passwords on Chrome, you may have noticed that you have easy access to all your saved passwords in your browser. While this is handy, it makes it easier for hackers to steal your data. It may be worth typing important passwords manually when you can. In any case, we hope this article has been useful for you. Make sure you check out our other guides so you can master your productive side.

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