Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites. If you haven’t already, here’s how to enable Chrome’s built-in password manager on both your desktop and mobile.
There are three ways to turn on the password saving feature in Chrome. Note that Chrome syncs your passwords with your Google account, which means if you enable Chrome to save passwords on one device, that change automatically applies to all your signed-in devices.
For example, if you enable the option to save passwords in Chrome on desktop, the Chrome app on your smartphone will also automatically activate that feature. Thus, you can use the method that’s convenient for you.
To enable Chrome’s password manager on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open Chrome on your computer.
In Chrome’s top-right corner, click the three dots.
From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”
On the “Settings” page, in the left sidebar, click “Autofill.”
In the “Autofill” section on the right, click “Passwords.”
At the top of the “Passwords” page, enable the “Offer to Save Passwords” option.
Tip: In the future, if you decide you don’t want password prompts from Chrome, turn off the “Offer to Save Passwords” option again.
And that’s it. From now on, when you log in to a site in Chrome on any of your devices, the browser will ask you to save your password for that site. You can then also manually view the saved passwords in Chrome.
To get Chrome on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device to offer to save passwords, open Chrome on your phone.
Tap the three dots in Chrome on your phone. If you are on Android, these dots are in Chrome’s top-right corner. If you are on an iPhone or iPad, you will find these dots in the bottom-right corner.
In the three-dots menu that opens, tap “Settings.”
On the “Settings” page, in the “Basics” section, tap “Passwords.”
On the “Passwords” page, toggle on the “Save Passwords” option.
And that’s all. If you ever want, you can delete the saved passwords in Chrome on your devices.
The third way to enable Chrome to save your site passwords is to toggle on an option on Google’s Password Manager site. The advantage of this option is that it allows you to activate the feature even while you’re using a browser other than Chrome.
To use this method, open a web browser on your device and access the Google Password Manager site. Log in to the site with the same Google account that you use in Chrome.
When the Password Manager site opens, in the top-right corner, click “Password Options” (a gear icon).
You will land on a “Settings” page. Here, at the top, turn on the “Offer to Save Passwords” option.
You’re all set.
From now on, no matter what method you used above, Chrome will start prompting you to save passwords on all your signed-in devices. Very handy!
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