How to View Saved Passwords on Android?

You may be aware of the fact that the Google Chrome browser in your Android saves passwords. But, do you know that you can view these saved whenever you want? In this post, I will guide you on how to view saved passwords in Android Chrome.

Just go through this guide and you’ll be able to retrieve any lost password from Google Chrome. Or, you can help your friends when they lose any and be the superior fellow among them.

How to View Saved Passwords on Android?

Google introduced the ‘Autofill’ feature to its users during mid-2015. Since then, the browsing and form filling experience in the Chrome browser has become very convenient for Android users. Your Android smartphone saves passwords for the websites that you sign in to and for the apps on which you register. When needed, you can view all the saved passwords for different websites and apps. This is a really useful feature for users like me who always tend to forget their passwords.

One special advantage of using Android is that it makes retrieving and viewing saved passwords very easy. This allows users to quickly see a password from their smartphone. You can do this by going through Chrome’s Password Settings. But, if you are anxious about your security here, then let me tell you that it is protected by the same authentication that protects the device in general.

How to View Saved Passwords on Android using Chrome

If you want to view saved passwords in android smartphones, you have to follow some simple instructions that I’m mentioning here. Everything is simple and you won’t have a tough time understanding any step.

  • Firstly, open the Google Chrome browser. You can either launch it from your Homescreen or by going to the Google apps drawer.
  • Now tap on the three dots present on the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The location of the 3 vertical dots depends upon the version of Chrome you are using.
  • Next, go to Settings from the pop-up menu.
  • Then tap on Passwords present under the ‘Basics’ section.
  • The Password window will appear. You can scroll down and see all the saved passwords here. You will see that all the passwords are arranged in alphabetical order based on the URL of websites.
  • Tap on any password to select it. You will then see the password in a hidden format.
  • Now tap on the eye icon next to the hidden password to view it fully.
  • The device will then prompt you for authentication. Authenticate yourself using Face ID, Fingerprint or whatever lock you use for your device.
  • Finally, you can view the password in plain text format.
  • You copy it for further use by tapping on the copy icon present next to the username and password.

That’s it. In this way, you can view all the saved passwords in Chrome.

Export & Share Saved Passwords from Google Chrome in Android Mobiles

If you are planning to remove or change the Google account from your android device, you can export all the saved passwords from Chrome. This will protect you from losing the saved passwords and you can find them whenever you need them in the future. Follow these steps in order to know what you need to do.

  • Firstly, open the Google Chrome browser. You can either launch it from your Homescreen or by going to the Google apps drawer.
  • Now tap on the three dots present on the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The location of the 3 vertical dots depends upon the version of Chrome you are using.
  • Next, go to Settings from the pop-up menu.
  • Then tap on Passwords present under the ‘Basics’ section.
  • The Password window will appear. Tap on the three dots present in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Now select ‘Export passwords’ by tapping on it.
  • Next, you will receive a warning message, again tap on Export Passwords.
  • The device will then prompt you for authentication. Authenticate yourself using Face ID, Fingerprint or whatever lock you use for your device.
  • The passwords will now appear in a shareable sheet. You can send this document through any medium you wish. However, be careful about sending this document as it will contain a lot of confidential data in text format.

That’s it. In this way, you can export and share the saved passwords in android mobiles.

How to Delete Saved Passwords in Chrome

You can also delete the saved passwords for particular websites in Chrome. So, no one else can find them. Follow these steps in order to delete the saved passwords in Chrome.

  • Firstly, open the Google Chrome browser. You can either launch it from your Homescreen or by going to the Google apps drawer.
  • Now tap on the three dots present on the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The location of the 3 vertical dots depends upon the version of Chrome you are using.
  • Next, go to Settings from the pop-up menu.
  • Then tap on Passwords present under the ‘Basics’ section.
  • The Password window will appear. Select any password you want to delete by tapping on it from here.
  • Now tap on the ‘Trash’ icon present in the top-right corner. Keep in mind that you will not be given a choice by a confirmation screen.
  • The password will be removed completely from your device as soon as you tap on the Trash icon. Also, you cannot undo this action in any way.

That’s it. In this way, you can delete any saved password from Chrome.

Prevent Google Chrome from Saving Passwords

If you are anxious about your cyber-security, you can prevent Google Chrome from saving your passwords. When you do this, Chrome will no longer save the passwords you enter on any website. However, this will also abandon you from the convenience of using the ‘Autofill’ feature. Follow these steps in order to prevent Google Chrome from saving passwords.

  • Firstly, open the Google Chrome browser. You can either launch it from your Homescreen or by going to the Google apps drawer.
  • Now tap on the three dots present on the top right corner or bottom right corner of the screen. The location of the 3 vertical dots depends upon the version of Chrome you are using.
  • Next, go to Settings from the pop-up menu.
  • Then tap on Passwords present under the ‘Basics’ section.
  • The Password window will appear. Here, Turn off the toggle switch present next to ‘Save passwords.’ Now Chrome won’t save any passwords on your android device. In case, you change your mind, just follow the same procedure and turn the toggle switch back to ‘On’ position.

That’s it.

Final Words

So, that’s how you view saved passwords in Android chrome. Additionally, you have also learned how to export, share, and delete the saved passwords from Chrome. You can also visit the official Google Thread related to the Password Management System to know about it more. If you have any queries regarding this post, use the comment box to reach up to me. I hope this post helps you enough.

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