So, we have been through those times when we save all our passwords on our laptop or computer. This can be annoying sometimes, especially when you share you share your PC or laptop with someone else. Your partner or anyone who has access to your laptop can easily log into to your Gmail or Facebook this way. It is usually not a good habit to let the browser save all your passwords. To top it all, this habit is making you more and more dependent on your browser. If you somehow don’t want your browser to annoy you and stop asking you to save passwords. There is an option to turn it off and save yourself from the misery. Well, there is a different way for every browser though. In this article, we tell you How to Make Your Web Browser Stop Asking You to Save Passwords.
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How to make Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE, Microsoft Edge, Opera stop asking you to save passwords
So I would bet that most of us who uses chrome would be familiar with that save password pop up. Here are the steps that you can follow to find the settings in Google Chrome.
At the top right corner of your Chrome window, you will find the options pane of the browser. Click it and there you will see the drop-down menu.
Go to Settings> Passwords and Forms> There you will find an option to uncheck the “offer to save passwords with Google smart-lock“. In the newer version, you will find an option to disable autofill. Just toggling the autofill switch off would work.
for older versions:
You will find settings menu like this in newer versions:
In Chrome for Smart devices like Android, iOS, you can tap on the save passwords option and set it to off.
In Firefox, you can do it by going to the “options pane” > go to the security tab and then Uncheck the ” Remember Login for sites”
You can also see what all passwords Mozilla Firefox has already saved. ” Saved Logins”. There would be an option to delete a password too. It will pretty much be the same way in the new updates too.
First things first, for those who don’t know what Microsoft Edge is. Edge is the totally new browser by Microsoft and it doesn’t resemble the infamous ancestor Internet Explorer. It is faster and snappier to use than the previous generations of browsers of Microsoft.
In Microsoft Edge, Go to menu>settings. At the bottom of the menu pane, click on the “View advanced settings” button. Go down to the “privacy and services“. Uncheck or turn off the option to save passwords.
You can obviously view your previously saved passwords like any other browser.
Well, I am not sure if anyone still uses this browser. But for those who like the old school way, you can follow the steps to turn it off on Internet Explorer.
Click menu> Internet Options. There click on the “content” tab and then go to settings. Uncheck the “Username and passwords on forms” option here is unchecked.
If you want to know the saved passwords then click on “Manage passwords” button to see the passwords. You can directly remove a saved password from there. It is a good habit to regularly manage your passwords and delete those who put your personal information at risk. This way you can save yourself from unwanted snooping.
This browser is not available on windows or android. This is an Apple exclusive product and is available for Mac and Ios.
Well, for our apple fans, here are some steps so that you could turn off the save passwords on Safari.
When using Safari on Mac, go to preferences. Click on the “Autofill” option and uncheck “Usernames and passwords“.
You can check what usernames and passwords Safari already have saved in it. Just click the “Edit” which you can find on the right of the “username and passwords” or click the “Passwords” icon in the Safari window.
On an iPhone or an iPad:
you will easily find the option in the settings. Just go to settings and Autofill and then disable the “Names and Passwords” option.
You can also check what names and passwords Safari already remembers. You can go to settings>Safari>Passwords. If you see a password that you don’t want it to remember, then you can easily remove it from here.
Well if you are one of those who likes to use Opera mini. You’d know that Opera asks you to remember passwords every time you Login on a site.
- Check the menu and select ‘Settings‘.
- You will find ‘Advanced‘ option, click on that.
- Go to ‘Passwords‘, uncheck the ‘Offer to save passwords’.
Opera Mini also has an option to show you the passwords it already remembers.
To view your passwords:
- Select “settings” from the main menu.
- Find “advanced” button on the sidebar and click it.
- There, under the “Passwords” click on “Manage saved passwords button“
From there you can find or search the passwords, or you can block some specific websites from saving passwords. To delete a password, just hover over the password you want to delete and click the cross button that appears.