Today we have decided to write about chrome passwords manager because so many questions have come up from this particular topic.
When you hand over your computer to friends and family, there’s a potential they’ll log into your social media accounts or view your Chrome saved passwords. Because this is such a pain, we’ve compiled a list of methods for preventing others from viewing your saved passwords in Google Chrome.
Many people use the built-in password manager in Google Chrome to save and store their sign-in credentials for apps and websites. While it’s convenient, it risks exposing your passwords to others who use your computer.
While Chrome asks for your device password before revealing any passwords or allowing anyone to export your passwords by default, there are a few things you can do to assure extra protection. Continue reading.
1. Set Password on Your PC
Adding password protection to your PC is the simplest way to prevent others from accessing your saved passwords in Google Chrome. As a result, it is safe from unwanted access. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1: Type “Control Panel” into the Start menu.
Step 2: Select Control Panel from the search results.
Step 3: Under User Accounts in the Control Panel window, click Change account type.
Step 4: Choose the user profile for which you want to create a password.
Step 5: Select the option to create a password.
Step 6: Create a new password and a clue for it.
Step 7: Once you’ve double-checked everything, click Create Password.
Step 8: You will be asked to enter your password to log onto your computer from now on.
Note: You can also enable Guest mode to allow people to surf the web without allowing them access to your passwords, documents, social media accounts, history, and other personal information.
2. Disable Auto Sign-in to Prevent Others From Using Your Chrome Passwords
When you login into Google services like Gmail, Chrome has an auto sign-in option that instantly signs you into Chrome. Users who share their browser with others but don’t want to leave their account signed in may face a privacy risk.
As a result, turning off this feature is recommended, especially if you frequently share your device with others.
Step 1: Open Chrome, pick Settings from the three-dot menu.
Step 2: Select You and Google from the sidebar.
Step 3: Next, select Sync and Google Services from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Go to Other Google Services and disable the Allow Chrome sign-in checkbox.
Step 5: Restart Chrome to see the changes take effect.
Chrome will no longer auto-sign you in, and you can continue to use a local account. You can also make a separate profile for those with whom you share the browser. In Chrome, here’s how to use several profiles.
3. Lock Google Chrome With Password
You may lock your Chrome browser with a password if you don’t want anyone to pry into it and access important information like your saved passwords.
While Chrome doesn’t have a built-in password lock, third-party addons like LockPW can help. Here’s a comprehensive guide on using Google Chrome’s password lock feature.
Bonus- Use a Dedicated Password Manager
Passwords saved in the browser may be susceptible to unwanted access. As a result, we recommend storing your credentials in a secure third-party password manager like LastPass.
However, before you begin using LastPass, make sure you erase all of your previously saved passwords in Chrome and disable it from remembering any new passwords you enter. The procedures for both are outlined below.
Remove Passwords From Google Password Manager
Step 1: Open Chrome, pick More Tools from the three dots menu.
Step 2: Select Clear Browsing Data or use the Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut.
Step 3: You’ll see a new window pop up. To see advanced settings, select Advanced.
Step 4: Select All Time as the time range.
Step 5: Finally, tap Clear Data to clear all passwords and other sign-in information.
Prevent Google from Saving New Passwords
Step 1: Launch Chrome and select the profile icon.
Step 2: A new window will open, and you should click the Password symbol (it looks like a key).
Step 3: You’ll be redirected to the passwords page, where you can turn off the Offer to save passwords toggle.
Chrome will no longer save passwords for websites that you visit in the browser in the future.
Secure Your Saved Chrome Passwords
This was a fast tutorial on how to prevent others from viewing your saved passwords in Google Chrome. I hope it proves useful in making your passwords more secure and safe from prying eyes. Also, keep in mind that Google stores your passwords online. As a result, for your Google account, always utilize two-factor authentication. Stay tuned for more helpful hints.
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