Google Chrome occasionally offers to save passwords as users type them into websites. Android owners can quickly access, delete, and export saved passwords through the mobile browser. Here’s how to view your saved passwords on your smartphone.
View Saved Passwords
Start by opening the “Chrome” browser on your smartphone. If the app isn’t located on your homescreen, you can swipe up to access your app drawer and launch Chrome from there.
Next, tap on the three vertical dots. Depending on your version of Chrome, these are either in the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen.
Select “Settings” near the bottom of the pop-up menu.
Locate and tap on “Passwords” partway down the list.
Within the password menu, you can scroll through all of your saved passwords. The list is sorted in alphabetical order based on the website’s URL.
Select a saved password to view more details.
To view the hidden password, start by tapping on the eye icon next to the hidden password.
Next, before it’s displayed, you will have to authenticate yourself using your fingerprint or whatever lockscreen security you have set up.
And that’s it! Your password should now be displayed in plaintext. After you verify that it’s you, the password will also be copied to your clipboard.
Alternatively, you can tap on the box icon next to the site, username, or password field to copy them to your clipboard. You will need to authenticate with your fingerprint or lockscreen security to copy your password.
Delete Saved Passwords
If you changed your password, or if you don’t want Chrome to store a password, you can quickly delete it.
Starting back at the Passwords menu (Chrome > Three dots > Settings > Passwords), select the item you want to modify.
Delete the saved password by tapping on the trash can-shaped icon in the top-right corner.
Note: The moment you tap on the “Delete” button, the item will be removed permanently. You don’t get a confirmation screen or a way to undo the action.
Export Saved Passwords
If you’re deleting your Google account and want to save your saved passwords, you can export everything to view elsewhere. Start in the Passwords menu (Chrome > Three dots > Settings > Passwords) and then tap on the three dots in the top-right corner.
Select “Export Passwords.”
Authenticate that it’s you exporting the saved passwords using your fingerprint or whatever lockscreen security you have set up.
A share sheet will now appear, offering you several ways to save and send the exported document. Select a secure location to store your exported passwords.
Be careful where you store this document as the exported passwords are viewable as plaintext. This means anyone can see your usernames and associated passwords if they got their hands on the export.
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