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How to view saved passwords on Google Chrome

Google Chrome browser running on multiple devices.

It can be quite difficult to remember every username and password you’ve ever created. That’s why it’s a good thing Google Chrome comes with a built-in password manager.

A password manager that lets you save your usernames and passwords for different sites. With the password manager, you are able to easily access a list of your saved Chrome passwords in the settings. Google Chrome also remembers them for you even if you log into your Google account with a different browser or device.

That said, what if you want to retrieve a saved password from your Google Chrome browser? This article will show you how to view your saved passwords on Google

How to Save Your Passwords on Google Chrome

Password Manager on Google Chrome with view saved password option
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You can’t access your saved Chrome passwords if you don’t save any passwords. Luckily, Google Chrome offers you the option to save your password, and you can either turn it off or on. So, this should be the first step in keeping track of your saved Chrome passwords.

For Android Devices

  • Open the Chrome App on your Android device.
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  • Tap the three vertical dots (“More” icon) at the upper right corner of your screen.
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  • Choose Settings in the options provided.
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  • Go ahead and tap “Passwords”.
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  • Then, turn on “Save Passwords” to have Google Chrome save your website passwords.
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For iOS devices

  • Open the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
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  • Select the three horizontal dots (“More” icon) at the bottom right of your screen.
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  • Tap Settings.
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  • Select Passwords.
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  • You can now turn on your “Save Passwords” to get started.
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For Computer (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux)

  • Click on the profile picture icon at the top right corner of the windows browser to access the passwords menu.
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  • Below it will be an icon similar to a key. Click it.
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  • You should see the “Offer to Save Passwords” option. Switch it on if it isn’t already on by default. You can also turn it off if you don’t want Chrome to offer to save passwords anymore.
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After this, you can proceed to fill in your username and password in the required sign-in form. Once it’s submitted, Google Chrome will ask if you want to save your password. Click “Save”.

Pro tip: Another way to check the passwords menu on your computer is to search “chrome://settings/passwords” in your chrome address bar.

How to Edit Saved Passwords on Google Chrome

In case you changed your password for a particular website and wish to update it on Google Chrome, follow these steps:

For Mobile devices

  • Tap the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
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  • You can either select the key icon or choose passwords directly to open the passwords menu. Out of the list of saved passwords in Chrome; choose the website password you want to edit.
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  • Tap “Edit” to input your device authentication code.
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Then proceed to update your password information and select “Done” to finish.

For Computer (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux)

  • Launch Chrome on your computer web browser.
  • Click the profile picture icon and select the key icon below it to open the password menu.
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  • To edit, click the three dots beside the password you want to update. Select “Edit Password.”
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  • You will be asked to insert your authentication code to continue.
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  • Once your code is confirmed, update your password. Then click “Save” to finish.

Note that it is important you update your password information via the app or website. This is because Google Chrome cannot auto-change sign-in info for apps or websites.

How to View Saved Passwords on Chrome (Android or iOS)

Open Chrome on your device.

  • Tap the three vertical dots (menu icon) at the top right corner of your screen for Android. If you’re using an iOS device, tap the three horizontal dots at the bottom right corner.
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  • To continue, tap the “Settings” option.
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  • Select “Passwords”.
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A list of your saved passwords in Chrome will be provided. Choose the one you want to view and tap the eye icon next to it.

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A security page will appear to ask for your authentication/login information. This happens when you want to access sensitive information on Chrome.

After the authentication process, you’ll be able to view the password.

Pro Tip: If you want to hide your password, just tap the eye icon again. Or close the page by tapping “Done” to have the password automatically hidden.

How to View Passwords Saved on Chrome (PC)

Launch the Chrome browser on your computer.

  • Click the profile picture icon and select the key icon below it to open the
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In the options provided, scroll down to choose “Settings”. You can also access Settings by typing “chrome://settings” in the address bar.

A list of all your saved passwords in Chrome will be displayed. Click the eye icon next to the password you want to view.

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You’ll be asked to input your authentication pin or password.

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Once this is done, the saved password you want to view will be revealed. Click on the eye icon again to hide the password.

Do You Want to Export Saved Passwords?

While we do not recommend it, you can export your entire list of passwords and usernames.

The list will be a non-encrypted CSV file that’s accessible in plain text.

To export saved passwords;

  • Open Chrome and click the menu icon (three-dot ellipsis).
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  • Tap “Passwords”.
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  • Select the menu icon(three dots) next to “Saved Passwords”.
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  • Then select “Export Passwords”.
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Before you can continue, you will be asked to input your authentication code for confirmation.

After this, choose your preferred location to store your file.

Click “Save” to finish and export passwords.

How to Get Notification Alerts for Compromised Passwords on Google Chrome

No one is above data leaks on a third-party app or website. Data leaks could, in theory, compromise your passwords.

Fortunately, Google will send a notification to you if your usernames or passwords are breached. The notification urges you to change your compromised password for the specific account to stay protected.

For iOS devices

To get these notifications on iOS devices:

  • Open the Chrome app on your device.
  • Tap the “More” icon (three-dot ellipsis), and then select “Settings.”
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  • Select “Google Services” in the provided options.
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  • Turn on the “Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach” option, and you will start receiving notifications.
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For Android devices

  • Open the Chrome app, tap the “More” icon, and select “Settings”
  • Select the “Privacy and Security” option.
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  • Select “Safe Browsing”
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  • Tap “Standard Protection”.
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  • You can now turn the “Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach” option on.
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Do note that for this to work, you have to sign in to your Google account on Chrome.

How to Clear/Remove Saved Passwords from Google Chrome

Just as you can choose to view saved passwords on Google chrome, You can always delete them.

Tap the menu icon (three dots) after opening the Google Chrome app on your device.

Select “Passwords” to access the Passwords settings menu.

When you see the password you want to remove, tap on the Settings icon(three dots) next to it.

Select “Remove” to delete it immediately.

You’ll see a prompt that asks you to undo. You can tap “Undo” to restore your deleted password if you want.

You can also delete your entire list of passwords at once.

Go to Chrome’s Settings menu by tapping the three dots at the top right-hand corner of your screen.

Then scroll down and select “Settings” in the provided options. Or type chrome://settings/ into the Omnibox or address bar and click Enter.

  • Click “Privacy and Security” in the Settings menu.
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  • Find the “Clear Browsing Data” option by scrolling down. Click on it once you see it.
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  • A popup menu will appear. Click the “Advanced” tab and choose “All time” from the time range menu. Tick “Passwords”, and then tap “Clear Data” to delete all the passwords in your browser.
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Note that deleting your passwords is a permanent act. You won’t be able to restore them.

To recover your forgotten passwords, you’ll have to click on the “Forgot Password” option on most websites. But if you remember your password, there’s no cause for alarm.

FAQs

How do you get to Google Chrome settings?

To get to Google Chrome Settings, all you have to do is click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the address bar once you open the Chrome app. Doing this will open up a drop-down menu, and you can scroll down to find “Settings” on your screen.

Another alternative is by typing chrome://chrome/settings/ into the address bar of your Chrome app to locate the page. If you are a Mac OS X user, you can open the settings page by selecting Chrome>Preferences or hitting the command key plus the comma key.

What is the shortcut to open settings in Chrome?

For Windows and Linux users, the keyboard shortcut to open Chrome settings is by first pressing Alt + f or Alt + e to open the Chrome menu, then pressing S to open settings. If you are a Mac user, select command key +, to easily open the Chrome settings page in a new tab.

Why can’t I see my passwords in Chrome?

To see your passwords in Chrome, you have to pass the mandatory Google account password check for verification. Once you select the “View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account” option on the password manager settings page, you will be directed to this link: https://passwords.google.com.

Then you will be able to see a list of all the accounts you have stored with Chrome. You can click on whichever account’s login details (usernames and passwords) you want to see, pass the verification check, and it will be displayed.

However, the downside to this is that anybody with access to your Google password can see your account details wherever they are. Fortunately, with Google’s geolocation tracking turned on by default, whoever tries logging in from a foreign country will be flagged as suspicious and denied entry.

Is Google Chrome password manager safe?

Yes, it is. Chrome password manager not only helps to generate unique and strong passwords but it also stores and keeps track of data (passwords, usernames, payment methods, etc.) Since the Chrome password manager relies on an algorithm to generate these passwords, they are sure to be strong enough for utmost security.

Does changing passwords stop hackers?

Yes, the key to preventing hackers from accessing your account is changing your password. Whether the hacker got your password through data breaches, credential reuse, or social engineering, changing your password at the first sign of an attack will limit the damage. If possible, you can also change your password regularly to improve security.

Does resetting Chrome delete saved passwords?

No, resetting Chrome does not delete or change your saved passwords. Although all your previous or other settings, home page, and search engine settings will be reverted back to their default. You won’t lose your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords.

How do I reset Google Chrome settings?

To reset, open Chrome on your computer. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right of the page and select settings. Then, click “Advanced” for additional settings, and scroll down to the “Reset” section. Click on it to reset your browser settings in Chrome.

Does my Chrome need an update?

Depends. Chrome regularly checks for new updates and will apply an available update automatically once you close and reopen the browser. However, a pending update will appear on your screen if you haven’t closed your browser in a while to notify you of an available update.

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