How to disable Google Chrome Password Manager on desktop and mobile devices

Like Microsoft Edge and Firefox, Google Chrome also offers a default password manager built into the browser. However, unlike its rivals, Google does not offer a separate password manager app for Android and iPhone. You have to rely on the Chrome browser only to see the saved passwords, which is inconvenient. Here’s how you can disable Chrome’s password manager feature once and for all and come up with better alternatives.

Disable Google Chrome password manager

Google Password Manager is basic at best. Third-party password managers like 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane offer much more with native apps and browser extensions.

We will first see how to disable Chrome’s password manager and remove saved browser passwords.

Disable Chrome Password Manager on desktop

First, we will show how to disable Chrome’s password manager on Windows and Mac and then move on to mobile apps.

one. Open Google Chrome on Windows or Mac.

two. Click on the profile button at the top.

3. Select the Passwords icon.

open the password menu

Four. In the next menu, uncheck Offer to save passwords lever.

disable offer to save password

From now on, Google Chrome won’t bother to ask you to use its password manager to save your login information.

How to delete saved passwords

Now that you have disabled Chrome’s password manager, you may want to remove your saved passwords from the database. Follow the steps below.

one. Open Google Chrome and go to Settings menu.

open chrome settings

two. Navigate to Autocomplete > Password menu.

3. Take a look at the saved passwords from the list and click on the three-dot menu next to it.

remove passwords

Four. Please select Remove. Repeat the steps for irrelevant saved passwords and you’re good to go.

Disable Chrome Password Manager on Android

Disabling Chrome’s password manager on the desktop will not automatically disable it for the Chrome for Android app. You will have to disable it manually. That’s how.

one. Open Google Chrome on Android.

two. Tap the three-dot menu at the top and go to Settings.

open chrome settings

3. Scroll down to the Passwords menu.

open the password menu

Four. Deactivate Save passwords toggle and Chrome won’t ask you to save your login details every time you use Chrome to log into any service.

disable save passwords

Delete saved passwords from Chrome Password Manager on Android

From the same Passwords menu, tap Saved passwords and touch the Delete icon at the top to remove them.

remove chrome password

Before you go ahead and delete all your saved passwords from Google Chrome, you need to export them first, just in case. That way, you can easily import saved passwords into your preferred password manager later on.

Disable Chrome Password Manager on iPhone

Google Chrome on iPhone uses a slightly different user interface compared to the Android version. Google uses the bottom bar for better accessibility on iOS. Here’s how to disable Chrome’s password manager on iOS.

one. Open Google Chrome on iPhone.

two. Tap the More button at the bottom and go to Settings.

open chrome settings

3. Opened Passwords in the Settings menu.

go to the password menu

Four. Deactivate Save passwords lever.

disable saved passwords

From the same menu, you can check the passwords saved at the bottom. Here’s how to remove them.

one. Go to the Chrome passwords menu and tap on the Saved passwords menu.

two. Open a saved password that you want to delete.

3. Tap on the Edit button at the top.

remove password on iphone

Four. Authenticate yourself and a Delete The button will appear at the bottom. You know what to do.

Switch to a third-party password manager

Now that you’ve disabled Chrome’s password manager, you need to invest in a capable third-party password manager. After all, you don’t want to go back to insecure ways of storing your login information and other sensitive information.

1Password, LastPass, Dashlane, etc. are some of the most popular password managers out there. Last pass has been in the news albeit for the wrong reasons. We suggest that you do your due diligence before choosing one.

All these applications offer native applications for the main platforms that exist. Don’t forget to install the browser extension for a flawless login experience.

As soon as you install the extension for a password manager in Google Chrome, it will assume the role of default password manager for Chrome. From now on, Google Chrome will use the selected password manager to store all your personal information.

Conclusion: disable Google Chrome Password Manager

There isn’t much to like about Chrome’s password manager. It does a decent job for desktop users, but the lack of a native app can be annoying for some. Disable Chrome’s password manager by following the steps above and replace it with our recommended password manager.

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