Ways To Access The Saved Password In Chrome

Many times when you work on your PC, Android or iOS device, you visit different websites or platforms where they ask you to fill in your credentials such as your email address and a password to prove your authenticated identification. At times, you enter your details and save your passwords in the web browser for the sake of your convenience. Next time when you visit the platform, you can automatically sign in without having the need to remember your credentials. 

Google Chrome offers its users the option to store their passwords so that they don’t have to remember it every time they log in to their Gmail or their other accounts.

In case you forget your login credentials of any website or platform entirely, you should know how to see the saved password in chrome.

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Below, we are going to discuss various things regarding the Chrome passwords and their management. 

How to manage saved passwords in Chrome?

Google Chrome comes with a built-in password manager that is very handy. With this feature, you can let your browser save and fill out passwords for different sites and platforms when you’re asked to sign in there. 

The procedure of saving a password and managing it further are:

~ Saving a password in Chrome

The first and the most important thing you need to remember is that you should make sure that the password saving mode is enabled on your device. It is done by accessing the “Passwords” menu.

All you need to do is, click on your profile picture in the top right corner of your respective device and then click on “Passwords”.

You can also simply type chrome: settings, passwords on google chrome and hit enter.

You will have to see if the “Offer to Save Passwords” option is switched on or not. If not, you will have to toggle the switch labelled “Offer to Save Passwords” to the “On” position (Generally, it is on by default).

Now, head to a website or a platform where you need to log in, fill in your credentials, and sign in.

After you submit your credentials, Chrome will ask if you want to save your password.

You will have to click on the “Save” option. If at all you click on the “Never” option, that particular site gets added to the “Never Saved” passwords’ list. 

Don’t worry, for such situations we’ll tell you how to remove a site from the “Never Saved” list, below.

~ Removing a site from the “Never Saved” List

When Chrome asks if you want to save your password on a site or a platform, and by chance, you accidentally click on the “Never” option, then it goes in the “Never Saved” passwords list. When you remove a site from this list, the next time you sign in, you will again be given the option to save your password.

 Here’s how you can remove any site from the “Never Saved” passwords list. 

Firstly, you will have to open the passwords menu by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of your device’s screen.

 Then you have to click again on the “Passwords” option.  You can also type chrome: settings, password on chrome, and hit Enter.

Next, you have to scroll down to the bottom until you see the heading “Never Saved.” Here, there will be a complete list of all the sites you’ve blacklisted from Chrome’s saved passwords list.

You have to scroll through the sites until you find the entry of the site that you accidentally sent to this list in the first place. Then click the ‘x’ option that is present on the right of the URL.

The entry of the site disappears from there. Now, whenever you sign in to that site again, Chrome will ask you if you want to save your password again.

~ Viewing the saved passwords in google chrome 

The Step by step guide

Step 1: Firstly, you need to open your Google Chrome from your desktop or laptop.

Step 2:  Then you will see that the home screen page of chrome will be displayed. Now click on the menu option (The three vertical dots, found at the top right-hand corner of the chrome screen).

Step 3:  On clicking on the menu option, a long dialog box will appear. Then you will have to click on the ‘settings’ option.

Step 4: In settings, you will have to find and click on the ‘Passwords’ option. A new page will appear that will show you the list of all the passwords that you have ever saved on chrome. 

Step 5: Now, you will be able to see all the passwords that have been saving on chrome from your very first sign in. You can even click on ‘Auto Sign-in’ mode and automatically gain unlimited access to that particular website or page anytime.

Step 6: At last, you will have to click on an “Eye-like” icon next to your username and finally you can view your saved password.

Please note: For privacy purposes all your passwords will always be in that hidden state, so to view it you will have to click and hold on the eye-like icon.

You can even choose if you want to ‘save passwords’ so that whenever you have to sign-in anywhere, it will automatically show your saved username and passwords in the hidden state. This way, you can access the websites and platforms without having to remember your passwords..

If you have trouble remembering your passwords on a regular basis,  a password manager would be the right thing for you.

~ Exporting saved passwords

Chrome allows you to export the whole list of your usernames and passwords when required. 

Exporting your passwords is not really recommendable, unless it’s  important or urgent, because everything that is exported gets stored in a CSV file, which is not encrypted. Thus, when opened, it can be read as plain text.

To export the saved passwords, from the “Passwords” menu of Chrome, (next to the “Saved Passwords” option )you will first have to click on the “settings” menu and then click on the “Export Passwords” option.

This is a huge security risk since the file is completely human-readable, therefore, after this, you will be prompted to confirm the export of passwords.

Again, while accessing sensitive information, you will be prompted to enter your computer’s username and password to confirm this action.

You will need to choose a safe place to store your file and click on the “Save” option.

~ Removing the saved passwords

If you accidentally clicked on the “save” option after entering a password, and you no longer have that account or just don’t want your password saved anymore, then you can remove it from Chrome just as quickly as you saved it.

All you have to do is go to the “Passwords” setting. From there, you will have to click on the “Settings Icon” (three dots in a horizontal formation) next to the password you want to remove and then you simply have to click on the “Remove” option.

The selected password will get deleted immediately. You will be notified of the change through a popup, and if you accidentally remove it, then you can click on the “Undo” option to restore your password.

If you wish to delete every entry from your passwords list, then, you will first need to move to Chrome’s “Settings” menu, then click the three dots in the upper right corner, and choose “Settings.” 

Once you open the Settings menu, you will need to scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Advanced” option.

Next, you will have to scroll down a little bit more until you find the “Clear Browsing Data” option. Then, just click on it.

A popup menu will appear on your screen. You will have to click on the “Advanced” tab, choose “All time” option from the “Time Range” menu, tick “Passwords,” then finally, click on the “Clear Data” option. There is no going back from this step, so make sure that you really want to delete all of them.

Next, you will see that all the passwords you have ever saved in Chrome, are wiped out from your browser. 

How to view saved passwords in Chrome for Android and iOS?

saved password in chrome

Below, we will discuss how to see saved passwords in chrome on Android or iOS devices .

  • Firstly, you need to open Chrome on your mobile web browser app.
  • Next you will need to tap on the three dots in the top-right corner.
  • Then tap on Settings.
  • Tap on Passwords.
  • A list of saved passwords will now appear on your device’s screen, accompanied by their corresponding websites and usernames. You will need to tap on the password that you wish to see.
  • When you tap on the “Eye” icon to reveal the password, you may be asked to enter your device’s passcode, or to authenticate using your fingerprint or Face ID. Once the authentication has been done successfully,  the selected password will be displayed on your screen. 
  • To hide it once again, you can simply tap on the “Eye” icon again.



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These were certain methods to access your saved password in chrome. We hope this was helpful to you.

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