While browsing, Google Chrome asks you to save password for the sites you frequently visit for two reasons – you don’t have to remember the password and enter it the next time. This convenience can backfire if you share your computer with others. Anyone can use your login details in Chrome after that. The only way around is to remove them. Here’s how to delete saved passwords from Google Chrome.
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Backup the Passwords Before You Delete Them
If you have multiple passwords stored in Google Chrome, take a backup of the saved passwords for safekeeping. Unfortunately, the backup file doesn’t have any sort of encryption. So you’ll need to store it in a safe place. Here’s how to back up your saved passwords:
Chrome for Mobile:
Since Google Chrome has the same interface on iPhone and Android, the steps are similar.
1. Launch Google Chrome on your iPhone or Android phone, tap on the three horizontal dots icon (meatball icon) in the bottom-right corner, and tap Settings.
2. Next, go to Password Manager and tap Settings.
3. Then, select the Export Passwords option and hit the Export Passwords again.
4. On the following screen, choose the location to save the backup of all your passwords.
Tip: You can import passwords to Chrome from the backup that you had saved earlier.
Chrome for Desktop:
1. Open Google Chrome on your computer, click the three horizontal dots icon (kebab menu) in the bottom-right corner and select Settings.
2. Navigate to the Autofill and passwords section in the left pane and choose the Google Password Manager option.
3. In the new tab, go to Settings and click the Download file button next to the Export passwords setting.
4. Use your PIN, Password, or Fingerprint to download the backup file.
5. Finally, choose the location to save the saved password file and click the Save button.
Remove Saved Passwords in Chrome Individually
After you back up your passwords, you can safely delete saved passwords from Chrome. Here’s how to do it:
Chrome for Mobile:
1. Open Google Chrome on your iPhone or Android phone, tap on the three horizontal dots icon (meatball icon) in the bottom-right corner and select Settings.
2. Go to the Password Manager setting, and if prompted, enter the PIN, password, Face ID, or Fingerprint.
3. Select the website’s login credentials you want to delete and then tap Edit.
4. Lastly, select the Delete Password option and hit the Delete button.
That will remove the saved password from Chrome on the iPhone and the desktop version – provided you’ve activated Google accounts sync between the devices.
Chrome for Desktop:
1. Open Google Chrome browser on your Mac or Windows PC, click on the three vertical dots icon (kebab menu) in the top-right corner, and select the Settings option.
2. Next, go to Autofill and passwords section and choose the Google Password Manager option.
3. Under the Passwords section, select the website that you want to remove the password from.
4. If prompted, enter the PIN or password.
5. Finally, hit the Delete button to remove the saved password from Google Chrome.
Tip: Want to avoid saving passwords in Chrome? You can disable Google Password Manager and it won’t prompt you to save your passwords.
Remove All Saved Passwords From Chrome at Once
What if you’re planning to switch to a new browser and no longer want any saved passwords to remain on your Google Chrome? Well, you’ll be glad to know that Chrome gives you the option to clear all saved passwords in one go. Here’s how:
Chrome for Mobile:
1. Open Google Chrome on your Android or iPhone, tap on the three horizontal dots icon in the bottom-right corner, and select the History option.
2. On the next page, tap Clear Browsing Data and ensure you select the Saved Passwords option.
3. After that, click the Clear Browsing Data button and tap it again to confirm your decision.
After that, Google Chrome won’t show any passwords whenever you open to visit your favorite sites.
Chrome for Desktop:
1. Launch the Google Chrome browser, click the three vertical dots to open Settings, and choose History followed by the History option. You can also press Ctrl + H to directly go to the History page.
2. Next, click on the Clear browsing data option.
3. Under the Clear browsing data window, switch to the Advanced tab, then check the box next to Passwords and other sign-in data, and finally click the Clear data button.
Note: Select browsing history, download history, or cookies if you want to delete that data.
After that, Chrome will remove all the saved passwords.
Delete Saved Passwords on Chrome Remotely
What if you don’t have access to your phone or computer? You can delete the saved password from Chrome remotely. As risky as this sounds, it only works if you have Password Sync enabled on all devices running Chrome. Follow these steps:
1. Open Google home page in Chrome, if you have signed in with your Google account click the profile picture at the top-right corner and select Manage your Google Account button.
2. Navigate to the Security section and choose the Password Manager option.
3. You can view all the saved passwords for websites. To delete a specific password, select the corresponding website (for example, Facebook, as per the screenshot below).
4. Next, enter your Google account password.
5. Lastly, click the Delete button, and then confirm your decision by selecting Delete.
That will remove the saved password for the specific site from Google Chrome remotely.
How to Turn Off Password Sync on Chrome
With your Google account in Google Chrome, you can sync all your data across all your devices, including your saved passwords. However, you can turn off Password Sync if you only want to remove a saved password from one device without affecting any other devices. Here’s how to do it:
For Chrome Mobile Users:
1. Open Google Chrome on your iPhone or Android phone and then tap on the three vertical dots icon (Meatball Icon) in the bottom-right corner and select Settings.
2. Next, navigate to the Sync setting, disable the Sync Everything toggle, and turn off the Passwords toggle. After that, tap Done.
We could delete the passwords from iPhone, but the saved passwords stayed on Android phones.
For Chrome Desktop Users:
1. Open Chrome, click the three vertical dots icon at the top-right corner, and select Settings.
2. Click You and Google from the left sidebar, and go to a Sync and Google services setting.
3. Next, select the Manage what you sync option.
4. On the following screen, select the Customize sync option and then disable the Passwords toggle.
That will disable password sync in Google Chrome on desktop.
Note: Do you wonder what happens when you uninstall Google Chrome?
1. Why would I want to delete saved passwords on Chrome?
Google Chrome autofills or shows saved password and that could lead to many reasons why you might want to delete saved passwords, such as security concerns, risk of account compromise, privacy, sharing devices, account changes, etc.
2. What happens when I delete a saved password on Chrome?
When you delete a saved password in Chrome, it removes only that website’s login information from the password manager. After that, every time you visit a website, you’ll have to type the user ID and password manually. If Chrome has password sync enabled, you’ll lose the deleted password on every device with Chrome and your Google account sync if you delete it from any one of those devices.
3. Can I recover a deleted password on Chrome?
The only way to recover a deleted password in Chrome is by backing up the password before deletion. We have already shown you how to do this at the beginning of the article.
Hasta La Vista, Saved Passwords
Google Password Manager is a great way to sign in to your favorite websites with just one click. However, if you switch to another browser, you need to delete them after taking a backup or transferring it to another password manager. We hope the guide above helps you easily delete saved passwords from Google Chrome.
Check our guide on how to re-add the password to Chrome if you change your mind later.