In the next tutorial we will see how we manage passwords saved in Google Chrome. How do we delete all saved passwords, how do we unauthenticate the personal Google account from Chrome and how can we see saved passwords in Chrome.
Saving passwords in the browser is the simplest method of authentication when entering online stores, forums, sites for paying utility bills or other web applications where we must authenticate with username and password. Almost all browsers come with password manager integrated, and Google Chrome is no exception.
In Google Chrome we can have two basic scenarios when it comes to saved browser passwords.
How to manage store passwords saved in Google Chrome when we have a Google account synced in the browser
Google allows us to sync all important web browsing features in Chrome. From search history, bookmarks, extensions, themes to passwords.
To we see the passwords saved in Chrome when we have a Google account synced in the browser, we go to the icon on the top right, then click on “Sync is on”.
In the synchronization settings page, we have the possibility to see and manage what exactly is being synchronized in Chrome. Or stop the synchronization and remove all saved passwords, bookmarks, extensions, browsing history and others.
In "Manage what you sync"We see what data is synced in Chrome.
From the list we can choose to sync all data, settings and themes, or we can choose preferentially.
On the left sidebar, at Autofill we can view passwords saved in Chrome, delete them, or change them.
The "PasswordsThe list of accounts with passwords (credentials) saved in Google Chrome will appear. Any changes to this password list will be made automatically on all devices where you have your Google account synced to Chrome.
With a simple click on the "eye" sign we can see the saved password, and on the menu with the three points vertically, we have the possibility to copy, to edit or to we delete a saved word.
How can we manage online passwords saved in Google Chrome
If we are in the scenario above, in which the Chrome browser is synchronized with the Google account, passwords for sites and applications can also be managed from Google password Managers. Just click on the arrow next to the site for which we want to change to delete the password.
Changes made in Password Manager will occur on all devices where the Google account is synchronized.
How to delete all passwords, browsing history, bookmarks and preferences in Google Chrome
If we are in the scenario where other people have access to our computer and we do not want them to have access to our confidential data saved in Chrome, then we can stop syncing and delete absolutely all saved data belonging to our Google account. These will continue to be available both online and on other devices where we have a synced Google Account. They will only be wiped locally.
The first step is to go to the sync settings (first picture in the article), then click on "Turn off".
Check the option “Clear bookmarks, history, passwords, and more from this device“, then click “Turn off”.
In this way we delete absolutely all the data about our web browsing.
How to see saved passwords in Google Chrome when you do not have a Google account synchronized in the browser
You can see the passwords saved in Chrome even when you do not have a Google account authenticated in the browser.
Passwords, browsing history, bookmarks, cookies and other browsing elements may be saved in Google Chrome even if it is not synced with a Google Account. The disadvantages of out-of-sync Chrome are many. You will not be able to access passwords saved in the asynchronous browser from another device, nor your browsing history, bookmarks, extensions, themes or other preferences.
When we log in to a site, we have the ability to save credentials in the browser. Web address, username and password.
Once the password is saved, it can be viewed, deleted, or edited from “Settings” → “Autofill” → “Passwords” (
I don't know what it's like Windows, but on Mac, after clicking on the "eye" sign or editing the password, the system user's password must be entered. Passwords cannot be accessed without this password. A pretty good protection measure, in the scenario where someone else would come to us on the PC and in a moment of inattention could try to see the saved passwords.