How to View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords
Google Chrome does a great job of keeping track of all your usernames and passwords. However, what happens if you want to log in to a specific website from another device, but can’t remember your password? That’s when mighty Chrome comes to the rescue. You can easily browse through the settings to access a list of all saved passwords.
In this article, we’re going to provide you with detailed steps on how to do just that. You’ll also learn other useful tricks such as how to export your saved passwords, remove sites from your “Never Saved” list, and much more.
How to View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords?
Whenever you need to dig out a long-forgotten password for a specific website, Chrome has got your back. But only if you previously allowed it to save your password. Below, you’ll find steps on how to view your Chrome saved passwords across devices.
View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords on Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux
- Launch Google Chrome on your computer and click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This will open the Chrome menu.
- Select the “Settings” option.
Note: Another way to access the Settings page is by typing “chrome://settings” in Chrome’s address bar.
- Scroll down to the “Autofill” section of the Settings page and click on “Passwords.” This will open the password manager.
- You’ll see a list of all websites you previously allowed Chrome to save passwords for. Your passwords will appear as series of dots.
- To reveal a specific password, click on the eye icon next to it.
- You’ll receive a prompt asking you to enter your OS username or password. Follow the instructions for the password to appear.
- When you no longer need access to it, click on the eye icon again to hide the password.
View Your Google Chrome Saved Passwords on Android and iOS
Viewing saved Google Chrome passwords on your Android or iOS device is a relatively straightforward process:
- Launch the Chrome app on your mobile device.
- Tap on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Tap on the “Settings” option.
- Select “Passwords.”
- This will take you to the password manager. You’ll see a list of all passwords you’ve ever saved on Chrome. They will be accompanied by a website and username they belong to.
- Tap on the password you want to view.
- You’ll have to tap on the eye icon to reveal the password. You’ll receive a prompt asking you to insert your phone’s security lock or authenticate using Face ID or your fingerprint.
- Once you’ve successfully finished the authentication, you’ll be able to see the selected password.
- Tap on the eye icon to hide the password when you no longer need access to it.
How to Save a Password to Chrome?
When you enter a new password on a specific website, Chrome will automatically ask you to save it. You can preview the password by clicking on the eye icon.
Maybe there will be more than one password on a specific page. In that case, you want to click on the down arrow and select the one you wish to add.
If you don’t see a pop-up window asking you to save your password, it might be because this function is not enabled on your browser. Fortunately, it’s an easy issue to solve:
- Launch Chrome on your computer or mobile device.
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Select the key icon – this will lead you to your password settings.
- Make sure the “Offer to save passwords” button is toggled on.
Chrome will now be able to save passwords to your Google account.
How to Remove a Site From the “Never Saved” List?
In the past, maybe you didn’t want Chrome to have access to your credentials, and you clicked on the “Never” button on the pop-up asking you to save your password. This is completely understandable if you were accessing a website with extremely sensitive information.
But what happens if you suddenly decide to remove that website from the “Never Saved” password list? Luckily, doing so is a really straightforward task:
- Launch Chrome on your preferred device and tap on your avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Click on the key icon to open your password settings.
- You’ll see a list of all saved passwords. Scroll down to the next section called “Never Saved.”
- Simply locate the website you wish to remove from the list and click on the X button next to it.
- Revisit that website and allow Chrome to save your password.
How to Export Saved Passwords?
Chrome makes it very easy to export all your previously saved passwords as a CSV file. Here’s what you need to do to get it on your device:
- Launch Chrome on your PC or Mac.
- Click on your profile photo at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
- Click on the key to open your password settings.
- You’ll see three dots next to the “Saved Passwords” section. Click on them.
- Select the “Export passwords” option.
- Chrome will now warn you that your passwords will be visible to anyone having access to that file. Click on the “Export passwords” option to continue.
- You’ll get a prompt asking you to enter the password or other authentication method you use on that device.
- After the authentication process is finished, Chrome will ask you to choose where to download the file.
- Select a specific folder and wait for the download to finish.
- You can now access your file in the specified location.
- Launch the Chrome app on your Android device.
- Tap on the three horizontal dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
- Select the “Settings” option, then continue to “Passwords.”
- Tap on the three horizontal dots to export passwords.
- Chrome will ask you to enter your Android’s default security authentication method: passcode, Face ID, pattern, or fingerprint.
- After you’ve successfully completed the authentication process, tap on the “Export passwords” option to continue.
- A sharing window will appear. Choose where you want to save the file.
- Launch the Chrome app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the three horizontal dots in the bottom right of the screen.
- Tap on the “Settings” and continue to “Passwords.”
- Scroll down until you see the “Export Passwords” option.
- Tap on the “Export passwords” option to continue.
- Chrome will ask you to enter your iPhone’s default security authentication method: passcode, Face ID, pattern, or fingerprint.
- A sharing window will appear. Choose where you want to save the file.
Our Advice: Be extremely cautious if you share this file. It contains sensitive information that you don’t want to risk being disseminated. If you need to export your passwords, it’s best to keep them in a hidden or locked folder on your computer.
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Where Are My Passwords Stored on Chrome?
Google Chrome will automatically store all your passwords in the browser. This way, it helps you recover forgotten passwords easily – they will always be within reach when you need them most. If you’ve synced your Google account across multiple devices, you can access your saved passwords from the Chrome browser on your laptop, phone, or tablet device.
How to Edit Saved Passwords on Chrome?
Maybe you changed your password for a specific website on another browser, and now you want to update it on Chrome as well. This can be done in just a couple of easy steps:
1. Launch Chrome on your preferred device.
2. Click on your profile picture at the top right and open the password menu.
3. Click on the three vertical dots next to the password you want to edit and select “Edit password.”
4. Your computer or mobile device will ask you to insert your usual authentication method.
5. Edit the password and hit “Save” to finish.
Keeping Track of Saved Chrome Passwords
If you have allowed Google Chrome to access your credentials, you can rest assured you’ll never be stuck with another lost password again. This is why it’s super handy to know where to find this secure information when you need it. In this article, we showed you how to view, export, edit, and remove your passwords from the “Never Saved” list.
Do you save all your passwords on Google Chrome? How often do you forget your passwords and then run to Chrome for help? Share your experiences in the comments section below.