Google Chrome can remember saved passwords. The browser therefore knows which websites you have an account with and automatically fills in your name and password. In this article, we’ll explain how to find passwords in Google Chrome.
Find saved passwords in Google Chrome
You probably have more accounts than you think. Since it is virtually impossible to remember each one, Google Chrome on Android can save passwords for you. The next time you log in to a site, you can then automatically enter your username and password. Follow the directions below to view an overview of all passwords stored by Google Chrome:
- Open Google Chrome on your Android smartphone;
- Tap the three dots to the right of the address bar;
- Choose ‘Settings’ and go to ‘Passwords’;
- Here are all the passwords that Google Chrome has from you.
The access codes are sorted by domain. Do you want to see the specific password you use on a website? Then tap the domain and tap the eye icon next to the website. Chrome then asks for an ‘admission ticket’. For example, you must provide a pin code or pattern. After this, the password will only become visible.
In the same menu you can delete saved passwords. To do this, tap the trash can at the top right of the image. And do you need a username or password quickly? Then tap the sheets next to the windows. This will copy the text to your clipboard and quickly use it in another app.
Stop saving passwords
Don’t you like the idea of saving your passwords in Google Chrome? Fortunately, you can turn this off. In the Passwords window from step 3 you will see ‘Save passwords’ at the top of the screen. When you turn this switch off (the box turns gray), Google Chrome will stop asking if you want to save passwords.
You can also manage the saved passwords. For example, remove the check mark from ‘Log in automatically’. From that moment on, you will no longer be automatically logged in to websites where you have an account, but you will need to verify your identity. Disabling this option is therefore good for your safety, but it does generate more work.
Other password managers
It is very important to protect your privacy and internet safety. A good password manager is therefore a must. Check out our list of good Android password apps for recommendations. It is also wise to read our article on preventing Android viruses, because with a few simple precautions you can avoid a lot of trouble.