Millions of busy people use the Internet to create user accounts every day. Among the accounts are social media, shopping, and countless other subscriptions. Most likely, you have many accounts that require login to access them. The login process requires maintaining a username and password for each account. The most convenient way to do this is to save all of your passwords.
At some point, you may need to erase all those passwords for a number of reasons. Maybe you need to start sharing your device with other people or lend your computer to a friend. If you do, you don't want easy access to your accounts.
How to Erase Saved Passwords on Android Phone
The Google Chrome app is the most efficient way to store, manage, and delete passwords. The app is seamlessly integrated with Android devices by default. Most tasks can be done quickly with just a few clicks, including deleting saved passwords.
Your Android phone has its own password manager if it's linked to a Google account. Password Manager keeps track of every password you use in Google Chrome.
Remove passwords from your phone using the Chrome app:
- Open the Google Chrome app. Use the three vertical dots to open the "Settings" drop-down menu. They're in the top right corner (or bottom corner on some phones).
- In the settings menu, tap "Passwords" to view a list of all websites where you have saved passwords.
- Tap the password website you want to remove. Tap the eye icon to see the password.
- Use the trash can icon at the top of the screen to delete passwords. Repeat these steps for each password you want to remove.
Remove Passwords on Android Phones
There are different steps to remove passwords from Android phones, depending on your OS version.
To remove passwords from new phones (Android 10 or higher):
- Open Chrome and navigate to the menu using the three dots in the upper right corner.
- Select “Settings”.
- Select “Passwords”. The list of websites with registered websites will appear.
- Tap "Delete" (or "Trash") in the upper right corner of the screen (on most phones).
To remove passwords from old Android phones:
- Click on the three dots at the top right of the Chrome window.
- Select “Settings”.
- Select “Passwords”.
- Click the three dots next to any password in the list.
- Choose "Delete" for each one you want to delete.
How to Clear Chrome Saved Passwords on Android?
Chrome automatically signs you in to websites each time you visit the website if you've agreed to save passwords. There are two ways to delete the passwords you saved, depending on your Android device. Passwords will only be removed from your other Android devices if they are synced.
To remove passwords on an Android device:
- Open Chrome on your device.
- Click on your profile at the top right of the screen (a circle with your photo or a silhouette).
- Open "Passwords" with the wrench icon under the picture and delete the ones you want.
With this method, you must first log in to your device if you are using a password.
You can also clear your device passwords by doing the following:
- Open a window in the Chrome app.
- Tap the three dots in the upper right corner and open "Settings."
- Select “Clear browsing data”. »
- Select "Advanced".."
- Select “Passwords”. »
Google Chrome saves your passwords by default. If you choose to disable this option, you can do so in a few simple steps.
- Open Google Chrome on your phone or tablet.
- Scroll down to "Settings" in the menu bar (3 vertical dots to the right of the address bar).
- Tap "Passwords" and turn off "Save Passwords".
Follow the same steps to re-enable this option.
Passwords: to save or not to save
By all accounts, modern technology is extremely useful and practical. Saving passwords to your device saves time and alleviates the frustration of forgetting passwords. Experts suggest that users should keep hard copies of passwords. This offline security measure can be used in the event of device failure or loss, browser failure, or anything else that disrupts Internet access.
Do you save your passwords on your devices? If so, have you ever had to clear all your passwords? Comment below on your experience with clearing passwords and manually logging into your accounts.