Every time you sign into a website on Google Chrome, a pop-up window asks whether you want the browser to save your password. If you accept, Google Chrome will save your password for that website and sync the settings across all the devices where you’re signed into your Google account. Some websites use one-time codes for passwords, where Chrome keeps asking to save a code that will never get reused. Fortunately, there is a way to disable this Chrome feature.
In this article, we’ll go through the process of stopping Chrome from asking you to save your passwords across different devices. We’ll also talk about different steps you can take to improve Chrome’s password manager.
How to Stop Chrome Asking to Save Password on a PC
Just like other modern web browsers, Google Chrome has a built-in password manager. When you first create an account on a website, it usually gives you the option to sign in with your Google, Facebook, Amazon, or Apple account. If you choose to sign up with your Google account, you’ll need to provide the website with a password.
Once the sign-up process is complete, a small window will appear in the top-right corner of the screen, asking you if you want Chrome to remember the username (in which case, it would be your email address) and the password.
If you choose the “Save” option, you usually won’t be required to log into that website again. Google will do it for you. On the other hand, if you choose “Never,” Chrome won’t ask you to save your password on that website again. But just because you told Chrome never to save the password for that particular website doesn’t mean that the same message won’t pop up for other websites you sign up for in the future.
The third option is to click on the “X” in the upper-right corner of the pop-up message. Doing this is useful when you don’t want to decide whether to let Chrome save your password at that moment. So, if you turn off the pop-up message, it will appear again the next time you sign into the same website.
Having Chrome remember your passwords is convenient on your personal computer and mobile device. However, if you’re using your work laptop to sign up for something, you might not want your passwords to be saved. The same goes for logging into an account on a public computer or when you’re using your friend’s laptop.
Luckily, turning this feature off is a piece of cake, and it will only take a minute of your time. To disable the “Save Password” pop-ups on Chrome on your PC, this is what you have to do:
- Open Google Chrome on your computer.
- Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Choose the “Settings” option on the drop-down menu.
- Navigate to the “Autofill” tab on the left sidebar.
- Proceed to “Password Manager.”
- Toggle off the “Offer to save passwords” switch on top of the page.
That’s all there is to it. Doing this will automatically disable this feature on all your devices where you’re signed into your Google account.
There’s a quicker way to turn off the pop-up message. Follow the steps below to see how it’s done:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on your profile photo in the upper-right corner of the browser.
- Select the key icon on the pop-up menu. This is a shortcut to Chrome’s “Password Manager” in the “Autofill” tab.
- Toggle off the “Offer to Save Passwords” switch.
As long as you’re here, you can manage your passwords in various ways. Right below the “Offer to Save Passwords” option is the “Auto Sign-In” option. This option lets you sign into sites and apps automatically. However, if you turned off the “Save Password” feature, you wouldn’t be able to use this option.
If you want to add an extra layer of security, you can have Chrome check your password every time you sign into a site or an app. Once you scroll down, you’ll notice all the passwords you allowed Chrome to save and the passwords you told Chrome never to save. If you want, you can manually add and remove websites from these two lists.
How to Stop Chrome Asking to Save a Password on an iPhone
Google Chrome also asks you to save your passwords on your iPhone. But the pop-up prompt looks different on the mobile app. A “Save Password?” tab will show up at the top of your screen when you first create a website account using your Google account. You can tap on the “Save” button” on the right side or choose the settings icon.
If you select the second option, a menu will appear from the bottom of the screen. Here, you can see the name of the site, your username, and your password. Below, you have two options: “Save” and “Never For This Site.”
If you ask Chrome to never save your password, it will do so for that website. So, if you want to stop Chrome from asking to save your passwords for all websites you sign up for, you will have to do it in Chrome’s settings.
To turn off the “Save Password” feature on your iPhone, follow the steps below:
- Launch the Google Chrome app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the three dots in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
- Choose the “Password Manager” key icon on the menu.
- Turn off the “Offer to Save Passwords” option at the top of the menu.
If you scroll down the “Password Manager” page, you’ll find the “Saved Passwords” section. All the passwords you saved for websites you signed in with your Google account will be here. This is useful if you want to find all the accounts your Google account is associated with.
In addition, you can see the passwords you told Google never to save. If you want, you can remove some of the sites and apps from this list. To do this, tap on the “Edit” option in the bottom-right corner, select all the sites you want to remove and tap on “Done.”
If you go back to the Password Manager, you can see the passwords you saved in other apps on your phone. You can also ask Chrome to check for compromised passwords.
How to Stop Chrome Asking to Save a Password on an iPad
If you have an iPad, you can disable the “Save Password” prompt on the Google Chrome app. It might be easier for you to do this on your iPad, since it’s a bigger screen. Here’s how it’s done:
- Open the Google Chrome app on your iPad.
- Navigate to the “Settings” option.
- Choose “Password Manager” on the list of options.
- Toggle the “Offer to Save Passwords” switch to “off” on the page.
That’s about it. All the changes will be changed and synched to other devices automatically. If you change your mind at some point, you can always restore the settings to the way they were before. Repeat the same steps and toggle the gray switch so it becomes blue.
The reason you might want to prevent Chrome from saving your passwords on your devices is because you only plan to use that account once or twice. So, there is no need for Chrome to save your password.
How to Stop Chrome Asking to Save a Password on an Android Device
If you’re an Android user, this is how you can stop Chrome from asking you to save passwords on your phone:
- Run the Google Chrome app on your Android device.
- Select the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser.
- Go to the “Settings” option on the drop-down menu.
- Proceed to “Passwords.”
- Tap on the “Save Passwords” option to turn it off.
The changes will be automatically saved on all the devices where you’re signed into your Google account. Chrome on Android gives you the same Password Management options as the iPhone app. For example, you can turn off the “Auto Sign-In” option or turn it back on.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to repeat this process on the Google Chrome mobile app if you have already done this on your computer. Any changes you make to your Google account are automatically synced on all your devices where you’re signed into your Google account.
Manage Your Password Settings on Google Chrome
It may be convenient to have Chrome save your passwords and automatically sign you in to websites and apps. However, if you’re not using your personal computer or mobile device, this option isn’t worth it. That’s why the best thing to do is disable the “Save Passwords” pop-up message so it won’t bother you every time you sign into a website.
Have you ever turned off Chrome’s “Save Password” feature on your device before? Did you use the same methods we talked about in this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.