How to Clear All Saved Passwords on an Android Device
Millions of busy people use the internet to create user accounts each day. Included among the accounts are social media, shopping, and countless other subscriptions. Most likely, you have numerous accounts that require a sign-in to gain access. The login process necessitates keeping up with a user name and password for each account. The most convenient way to do this is to save all of your passwords.
At some point, you may need to clear out all of those passwords for any number of reasons. Maybe you have to start sharing your device with others or lend your computer to a friend. If you do, you don’t want easy access to your accounts.
How to Clear Saved Passwords on an Android Phone
The Google Chrome app is the most efficient means to store, manage, and remove passwords. The app is seamlessly integrated into Android devices by default. Most tasks can be completed quickly with a few clicks, including clearing saved passwords.
Your Android phone has its own password manager if it’s linked to a Google account. The password manager keeps track of each password you use in Google Chrome.
Remove passwords from your phone using the Chrome app:
- Open the Google Chrome app. Use the three vertical dots to open the “Settings” drop-down menu. They are in the top right corner (or bottom corner on some phones).
- In the settings menu, tap “Passwords” to see a list of all the websites where you saved passwords.
- Tap the website of the password you want to remove. Tap the eye icon to see the password.
- Use the trash icon at the top of the screen to delete passwords. Repeat these steps for each password you want to remove.
Removing Passwords on Android Phones
There are different steps for removing passwords from Android phones, depending on your operating system version.
To remove passwords from newer phones (Android 10 or higher):
- Open Chrome and access the menu using the three dots in the right top corner.
- Select “Settings.”
- Select “Passwords.” The list of websites with saved websites will appear.
- Tap “Delete” (or “trash”) at the top right corner of the screen (on most phones).
To remove passwords from older Android phones:
- Click on the three dots in the top right of the Chrome window.
- Select “Settings.”
- Select “Passwords.”
- Click the three dots next to any password(s) from the list.
- Choose “Remove” for each one you want to delete.
How to Clear Saved Passwords on Chrome in Android?
Chrome automatically logs you into websites each time you visit the website if you’ve agreed to save passwords. There are two ways to delete the passwords you have saved, depending on your Android device. Passwords will only be removed from your other Android devices if they are synced.
To remove passwords on an Android device:
- Open Chrome on your device.
- Click your profile at the top right screen (a circle with either your picture or a silhouette).
- Open “Passwords” with the key icon beneath the picture and delete the ones you want.
With this method, you must sign in to your device first if you use a password.
Alternatively, you can clear passwords from your device by doing the following:
- Open a window in the Chrome app.
- Tap the three dots in the top right corner and open “Settings.
- Select “Clear Browsing Data”..”
- Select “Advanced”..”
- Select “Passwords”..”
Google Chrome saves your passwords by default. If you choose to turn this option off, you can do so in a few easy steps.
- Open Google Chrome on your phone or tablet.
- Scroll down to “Settings” in the menu bar (3 vertical dots to the right of the address bar).
- Tap “Passwords” and turn “Save Passwords” off.
Follow the same steps to turn this option on again.
Passwords: To Save or Not to Save
By all accounts, modern technology is extremely useful and convenient. Saving passwords to your device saves time as well as eases the frustration that comes with forgetting passwords. Experts do suggest that users should keep hard copies of passwords. This offline security measure can be used in case of device failure or loss, browser crashes, or anything that disrupts internet access.
Do you save your passwords on your devices? If so, have you ever had to clear all of your passwords? Comment below about your experience with deleting passwords and signing into your accounts manually.
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