Not everyone wants their passwords to be saved by Google Chrome. Thankfully, if you find Chrome’s password saving feature and the constant pop-ups to be annoying you can easily turn it off.
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Steps to Stop Google Chrome from Asking to Save Passwords
- Open the Google Chrome web browser, and then click the vertical ellipses icon to the right of the address bar next to your profile icon at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu is displayed.
- Click “Settings” in this menu. Your Google Chrome Settings screen is shown.
- Click “Autofill” in the list of options on the left side of the screen. Autofill options are displayed on the right side of the screen.
- Click “Password Manager” in the list of options. You’ll land on the Password Manager screen.
- Click to turn off the toggle associated with “Offer to Save Passwords.” Google Chrome will no longer prompt you to save passwords going forward. Additionally, if you have already saved passwords in Google Chrome, they will still be there after you turn off password saving.
5 Reasons to Stop Google Chrome Asking to Save Passwords
1. Security Concerns
Saved passwords in Google Chrome can be a security concern for some users. If their computer is compromised, hackers could gain access to all of their saved passwords. This is especially concerning for users who have passwords to sensitive accounts like bank accounts, email, or social media. To avoid this risk, some users may choose to disable the password saving feature in Google Chrome.
2. Shared Computer
When multiple users share a computer, there is a risk that their saved passwords may be accessed by someone else. This is particularly concerning for users who share a computer in a public place, such as a library or coffee shop. By disabling password saving, users can avoid this risk and ensure that their login information remains private.
3. Privacy Concerns
For some users, privacy is a major concern. They may be worried that their browsing history or saved passwords could be accessed by third-party services or companies. By disabling password saving in Google Chrome, users can ensure that their login information is not stored by Google or any other third-party service.
4. User Experience
For some users, dealing with pop-ups and prompts to save passwords can be annoying and disrupt their browsing experience. By disabling this feature, users can enjoy a more streamlined and uninterrupted browsing experience.
5. Personal Preference
Finally, some users simply prefer to manage their own passwords. They may not want to rely on a browser or third-party service to store their login information. For these users, disabling password saving in Google Chrome allows them to take full control of their password management.