How To View Your Saved Passwords in Google Chrome
Google Chrome has a handy password manager that helps you store usernames and passwords for different sites. This article shows you how to view your saved passwords in Google Chrome on both Desktop and mobile. You'll also discover other useful techniques, such as exporting your saved passwords and removing websites from your "Never Saved" list. Let's get started.
How to View Saved Passwords in Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux
Since the Chrome browser is used to view passwords, the process is identical for all desktop/laptop operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS (Chromebook), etc. Only the security prompt is an exception.
1. Launch "Google Chrome" on your computer or laptop, then click the "vertical ellipsis" (Menu) or your "profile icon" in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Now, select "Settings" from the menu. Otherwise, in Chrome's address bar, you can also type "chrome:/settings" to access the Settings page.
3. Select "Autofill" from the menu on the left.
4. Choose "Passwords".
5. You will see a list of all website passwords that you've previously authorized Chrome to store. To view a particular password, click the "eye" icon.
6. In the "Security" window, you will be prompted to enter your "Windows account PIN" or, if a PIN is not used, your "username/password." Mac OS X, Chrome OS, and Linux all request an OS "username and password."
7. Your password is displayed for the selected website. To conceal it, click the "eye" icon again.
How to View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords on Android and iOS
Viewing saved Google Chrome passwords on an Android or iOS device is a simple process that is identical for both operating systems.
1. Open the Chrome application on your mobile device.
2. Tap the "vertical ellipsis" (menu icon) in the upper right corner (Android) or the "horizontal ellipsis" in the lower right corner (iOS) (iOS).
3. Select "Settings" from the menu.
4. Select "Passwords" then.
5. You will see a list of all saved website passwords in Chrome. To view a particular password, select the website from the drop-down menu.
6. Tap the "eye" icon to display the password.
7. A security screen appears on your Android or iPhone, requesting your "OS PIN" or "password/passcode." You will then return to the previous screen, but the website's password will now be displayed.
If desired, the password can be hidden by tapping the "eye" icon a second time; however, it is automatically hidden when the app is closed. To return to the password list, select "Done" (Android) or "Back" (iOS).
How to Save Passwords to Chrome using Windows, Mac, or Linux
1. When you enter a new password on a website, Chrome prompts you to save it, unless the password is in the "Never Save" list. Click "Save" to add the password to Password Manager. If it is not present, proceed to "Step 3."
2. If you have multiple passwords for a particular page and wish to save a new one, click the "email field" and select the email address/username you wish to add.
3. If you do not see a pop-up prompting you to save your password, the feature is likely disabled. Open a new Chrome tab on your desktop or mobile device.
4. Click the "profile icon" in the upper-right corner of the screen to access your profile.
5. Choose the "key icon"
6. Enable "Offer to store passwords".
7. Chrome now stores passwords in your Google account.
How to Save Passwords to Chrome using Android or iOS/iPhone
1. Launch "Google Chrome" and tap the "profile icon" located in the upper-right corner.
2. Choose "Passwords" from the "Basics" section on Android or the third group of iPhone settings.
3. Enable "Save passwords"
Note: Chrome's "Auto Sign-In" feature can also be activated in the same settings (Android) or in the main settings (iOS/iPhone) under "Settings -> Passwords -> Autofill Passwords -> Chrome." However, this option is not recommended, primarily because it makes it difficult to select the correct account when you have multiple accounts or when using a password manager.
Occasionally, when you choose a specific password for an account, it reverts to the default password and logs you in. The situation then becomes difficult to rectify. You must disable auto-login (and possibly Chrome Password Manager) in order to log in manually on that website.
How to Edit Saved Passwords in Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
Perhaps you changed the password for a particular website on another browser and wish to update it on Chrome. You can modify your password in a few straightforward steps.
1. Launch "Chrome" on the device of your choice.
2. To access the password menu, click on your "profile picture" in the upper-right corner, then click on the "key icon."
3. Select "Edit password" by clicking the "three vertical dots" next to the password you wish to modify.
4. Your computer or mobile device will prompt you to enter your usual method of authentication. To complete, edit the password and click "Save."
How to Edit Saved Passwords in Chrome on Android or iOS/iPhone
Editing saved passwords (and autologin functionality) with Chrome Password Manager on Android or iPhone encompasses two distinct categories: websites and apps. Website login credentials, such as disney.com, end with ".com," whereas apps, such as Disney+, appear by name. You must therefore edit the correct entry for autologin to function.
Editing Saved Chrome Passwords using Chrome Password Manager (Android/iPhone)
On mobile, Chrome Password Manager is labeled as Passwords, but its functionality is identical to that of the desktop browser.
1. Open Chrome on your Android or iOS device.
2. Click on the "vertical ellipsis" (three vertical dots) in the upper-left corner or tap on your "profile icon" to bypass "Step 4" and proceed to "Step 5"
3. If you previously tapped the vertical ellipsis, select "Settings."
4. Select "Passwords"
5. Tap the website you wish to modify as you scroll down.
6. Select the "Password" entry, make the necessary changes, and then tap "Done."
How to Remove a Site From the “Never Saved” List
In the past, if you didn't want Chrome to access your credentials, you may have clicked "Never" in the pop-up prompt. This option is completely understandable if you are accessing a website containing sensitive data. However, what happens if you remove the website's password from the "Never Saved" list in order to save it? Fortunately, doing so is a simple endeavor.
Using Windows, Mac, or Linux to remove items from Chrome's "Never Saved" list
1. Launch Chrome on your preferred device and tap the profile icon in the top right corner of the screen.
2. To access your password settings, click the "key icon."
3. A list of all saved passwords will be displayed. Scroll down to the section titled "Never Saved."
4. Click the "X" button next to the website you wish to remove from the list.
5. Visit the website and click "Save" for Chrome to remember your password.
Using Android/iOS/iPhone to remove items from Chrome's "Never Saved" list
1. Launch "Chrome," then tap on the "vertical ellipsis" (three vertical dots) on Android or the "horizontal ellipsis" (iPhone), then select "Settings," or click on your "profile icon" in the upper-right corner of both operating systems.
2. Select "Passwords" in the drop-down menu.
3. Select the website you wish to remove from the "Never saved" list by navigating to the section and clicking on it.
4. To remove a website from the "Never saved" list, tap the "Trash can" icon located in the upper-right corner.
5. Return to the Chrome browser and navigate to the website, then log in and select the option to save the password.
6. Remember that there are two password types: website and app. Websites will conclude with ".com," whereas apps will only display the name.
How to Export Saved Passwords
Chrome makes it simple to export all saved passwords as a CSV file. Here are the steps to install it on your device.
Chrome Password Export on Windows 10, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook
1. Open "Chrome" on your computer.
2. Click the "profile icon" in the upper-right corner of the screen to access your profile.
3. To access your password settings, click on the "key" button.
4. Click the vertical ellipsis (three vertical dots) adjacent to "Saved Passwords."
5. Select "Export passwords" from the menu.
6. Chrome will now warn you that your passwords are visible to anyone with access to the file in question. To continue, select the "Export passwords" option.
7. You will receive a prompt requesting the device's password or other authentication methods.
8. After the authentication process is complete, Chrome will prompt you to select the download location. Choose a particular folder and wait for the download to complete.
You can now access the file at the location specified.
Exporting Saved Chrome Passwords on Android
1. Open the Chrome application on your Android device.
2. Tap the "vertical ellipsis" (three vertical dots) located in the upper right corner of the display.
3. Select "Settings" and then "Passwords" from the menu.
4. To export Chrome passwords, select the "vertical ellipsis" from the "Passwords" menu.
5. Chrome will prompt you to enter the default security authentication method for your Android device: passcode, Face ID, pattern, or fingerprint. Tap "Export passwords" next.
6. A window for sharing will appear. Choose a location to save the file.
Exporting Chrome Saved Passwords to iPhone
1. Open the Chrome application on your iPhone.
2. Tap the "three horizontal dots" in the lower right corner of the display.
3. Tap "Settings" and then tap "Passwords."
4. Select the "Export Passwords" option by scrolling down.
5. To confirm that your passwords will be visible to anyone who can view the file, tap "Export passwords" again.
6. Chrome will prompt you to enter the default security authentication method for your iPhone, such as a passcode, Face ID, pattern, or fingerprint.
7. A window for sharing will appear. Choose a location to save the file.
Note: Use extreme caution when sharing the HTML file above. It contains sensitive information that you cannot afford to have stolen. If you need to export your passwords, you should conceal or lock them.
If you have granted Google Chrome access to your credentials, you can rest assured that you will never again be forced to recover a forgotten password. Because of this feature, it is extremely useful to know where to locate this secure information when you need it. This article demonstrates how to view, export, edit, and delete passwords on multiple devices. Hopefully, you'll get what you need.
Chrome Password Management FAQs
Where are my passwords stored on Chrome?
Google Chrome will store your passwords automatically. The directory in which the files are stored has been encrypted and rendered inaccessible. You must therefore access all saved passwords via the browser's settings. This method makes it simple to recover forgotten passwords; they will always be accessible when you need them most. If you have synchronized your Google account across multiple devices, you can access your saved passwords from the Chrome browser on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
I saved my passwords in my browser but can’t see them. Where are they?
It can be frustrating to save your passwords in a browser only to have them refuse to autofill when you need them. The most typical cause is that your passwords were saved to your Google account and not your web browser.
Check the profile image in the upper right corner when you save a new password and username to ensure you're using the correct one. Follow the below steps to change the active account.
1. Launch Chrome and tap your profile picture in the top-right corner.
2. Under 'Other Profiles,' locate the correct account and select it.
3. A new window will open up. Following the steps above will reveal all of your passwords associated with this account.
4. If the account you need is not listed, click "Add" under "Other profiles" and sign in to the correct Google account.
So that's how to view saved passwords in Chrome on Desktop and mobile devices. If you have any trouble finding your saved passwords, just leave a comment below and we will help you solve it.