Chrome browser doesn't save your passwords?Here are 12 quick fixes to try

Xiaobai Software  2022-09-23 11: 52  read 33 views

Thanks to its built-in password manager, Google Chrome makes it easy to log in to multiple websites across devices.

but ifChromeBrowsers that don't save your passwords can get really annoying.There are a variety of reasons why a password manager can fail.

 

The methods discussed here should help you resolve Google Chrome password issues, whatever the cause.So, here are 12 quick fixes you can try.

1. UpdateChromeBrowser

 

When you encounter any browser issues, one of the first troubleshooting methods is to check that it is up to date.While most browsers, including Chrome, update automatically, it's still worth checking before taking the time to try other fixes.

To manually update your browser, click the menu icon and hover over "Help".Select "About Google Chrome".

When you open this page, Chrome will automatically check that your browser is up to date.If it is, you'll see a message saying "Chrome is up to date", along with the current version.If it's expired, you'll see a button to update Google Chrome.Click it, then click Restart.

2. Make sure password saving is enabled

 

If Chrome doesn't offer the ability to save passwords, make sure that password saving is actually enabled.To check this, go to Settings > Autofill > Password Manager.If the option to offer to save passwords is turned off, turn it on.

Now, when you log into any website, the Chrome browser will offer you to save passwords.And if you want to view Google Chrome's saved passwords, you can do so by scrolling down and clicking the eye icon.

3. Check password settings for specific websites

 

Even after enabling Offer to save passwords, you may not see a prompt to save passwords on certain websites.In this case, you may have previously disabled the functionality of any website, so you didn't get a prompt to save your password on that particular website.

To undo this, go into Settings > AutoFill > Password Manager and scroll down to "Never Save".Here, you can see a list of websites that have the prompt for saving passwords disabled.

Check if the website where you want to save the password is here.If so, click the cross next to it to remove it from the list.

4. Check your cookies settings

 

If you don't allow Chrome to store cookies and website data locally, it won't keep saved passwords after closing all Chrome windows.Therefore, you must ensure that this feature is disabled.

To check this, go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Other Site Data.Scroll down to Clear cookies and website data when closing all windows.If the option is on, toggle it off.

5. Clear browsing data

 

Cache corruption can interfere with the normal operation of your browser.Therefore, if you are having password-related issues on the Chrome browser, it is best to clear your cache and cookies.

To clear browsing data, go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Browsing Data.

Select All times from the Time range drop-down menu and tick Browsing History, Cookies and Other Site Data, and Cached Images and Files.Click "Clear Data" to clear cache and clear cookies.

6. Re-login or try a different browser profile

 

Another way to fix Chrome browser password issues is to log out of your account and log back in.To log out of your Google Account, go to Settings and select Sign Out from the drop-down menu next to your name.If sync is turned on, you can log out by turning it off.

If the problem persists, you can try saving the password in another Chrome profile.Occasionally, a specific Chrome browser profile gets corrupted and gives errors.

In this case, you can simply try logging in with a different Chrome profile, or create a new one.To do this, click the profile icon in the upper right corner, then click Add.Then, select Sign in.From here, you can create a new account or log into an existing account.

7. Try disabling extensions

 

There are several browser issues that are simply due to problematic extensions.Therefore, if you are having password saving issues in Chrome, you should check the extensions you have installed.

First, disable all extensions and restart your browser.Then, check to see if the problem has been resolved.

If the problem is fixed, you can start opening extensions one by one and check which one is causing the problem.Uninstall the offending extension and Chrome can now save passwords.

8. Disable third-party password managers

 

Likewise, if you have third-party password managers installed, they may interfere with Chrome's functionality.So disabling them also solves the problem.

To disable the Password Manager browser extension, go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.From here, you can toggle the extension off.

9. Manually save passwords

 

Even if Chrome doesn't ask you to automatically save passwords after trying all these fixes, there are ways to let you save passwords manually.

Whenever you enter your password on any website, you will see a key icon on the right side of the address bar.After entering your password, tap the key icon and select Save.You can also unhide and confirm the password by tapping the eye icon before saving it.

But keep in mind that if you don't enable the Offer to save passwords option, Chrome won't show this icon.

10. Reset settings to default

 

Adjusting browser settings can also cause errors.So if you've changed Chrome's settings at any point in the past, they may prevent passwords from being saved.Reverting to Chrome's default settings fixes the problem.

To reset settings to default, go to Settings > Reset & Cleanup.Click to restore the settings to their original defaults.A dialog will pop up asking you to confirm the action, so click Reset Settings.

By resetting the settings, all shortcuts, pinned tabs, site permissions and cookies will be restored to their original settings.Also, the extension will be disabled, but you won't lose your bookmarks, passwords and history.

11. Clean up your computer

 

If you have malware on your computer, you may have issues with the Chrome password manager.Luckily, Google Chrome has a built-in feature that can clean your device of unwanted programs.

Go to Settings > Reset & Cleanup > Clean up PC, then click Find.If there are any malicious programs in it, you'll see a button to remove them.

12. Try a third-party password manager

If after trying all these fixes, Chrome still won't save your passwords, your last resort is to use a third-party password manager.External password managers offer several features that Chrome's built-in manager lacks, including stronger security.

In fact, even if you don't have password problems in Chrome, it's still not a good idea to use the browser's built-in password manager.

By switching to a third-party manager, you'll not only get around Chrome's password saving error, but you'll also gain a secure sharing option and storage of important files and documents.

Keep Your Passwords Safe with Chrome's Password Manager

Although Chrome's built-in password manager works just fine, you'll occasionally face issues.Most of the time, these issues are caused by your browser's settings or extensions, and they are easy to fix.

Still, it's really frustrating when a password manager can't let you log in to a website.With the fixes discussed above, you should be able to resolve the password saving error in the Chrome browser.

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