How to Force Google Chrome to Save a Password

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Passwords. We all have them. Many of them because more and more websites ask you to create a profile and log in, especially those that need your personal information, such as social networks or shopping sites.

The more passwords we have, the harder it becomes to remember which password is for which site and what the password is.


To make our lives easier, Chrome offers an autofill feature that saves passwords to these sites and then autofills the information each time we log in. No need to remember multiple passwords.


However, you may find that this autofill feature doesn't always show up when you need to save a new password. This guide will show you how to get Chrome to save your passwords for sites on various devices.

How to Force Chrome to Save a Site's Password on a Windows PC

There are several reasons why Chrome doesn't save your passwords when you access a new site on your Windows PC. Let's take a look at these and how to fix them:

Your "Save passwords" option is unchecked

An unchecked "Save Password" option is the most common reason Chrome won't save your passwords on your Windows PC. Fixing this problem is simple if you follow these quick steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. From the context menu, choose “Settings”.
  4. Scroll down and under the 'Autofill' heading, select the 'Passwords' option.
  5. Make sure the “Offer to save passwords” option is checked. Once you've done that, the slider should turn blue.
  6. You can now close your browser's "Settings" tab.

Your Chrome browser will now ask you if you want to save your password when you log in to a new website.



Another way to enable this feature is by using your Google account. Here's how:

  1. In the browser bar at the top of your Google homepage, type: "passwords.google.com" and press "Enter".
  2. The "Password Manager" page will open. From there, click the gear icon at the top right of the page.
  3. A “Settings” menu will open. Choose the “Offer to save passwords” option by sliding the toggle to the right. Once selected, it should turn blue.
  4. You can now close this tab on your browser.

Remove “Never Save” Sites

Chrome gives you the option to never save your login information for a particular site. This option comes in the form of a pop-up that asks if you want to save the login details or never save them. If you choose the "Never save" option, Chrome will no longer ask you if you are going to save the password for this site, even if password saving is enabled. Here's how to reverse the "Never save" option so you can save your password for this website:

  1. Open your Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the three-dot icon at the top right of the page and click on it.
  3. In the menu that appears, choose “Settings”, then select “Passwords”, which you will find under the heading “Autofill”.
  4. Scroll down until you find the "Never Registered" menu.
  5. Here you will see a list of all the websites you have selected as "Never save".
  6. Scroll through the list until you find the relevant website and click the "X" next to it to remove it from the list.
  7. You can now close this tab in your browser.

Now that you've removed the website from this list, Chrome will ask you if you want to save the password the next time you log in to the site.



Sites that don't allow you to save passwords

Another reason why Chrome might not ask you if you want to save a password for a site is because some sites don't allow you to save your password as a security measure. For example, banking websites prevent saving passwords. However, there is a way around this.

Here's how to start:

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. In the address bar, type: "chrome://flags/#enable-password-force-saving", then press "Enter".
  3. Choose "Enabled" from the drop-down menu under the "Force saving passwords" option.
  4. Navigate to the bottom right of the page and click the blue "Relaunch" button.
  5. Now reopen your Chrome browser.
  6. Go to the website that usually prevents the "Save Password" pop-up and log in to your account.
  7. Before logging in, right-click in the password box and choose the “Save Password” option.
  8. Chrome should now automatically enter your password for this page.

Although this option is convenient, we do not recommend using it; many sites have this protocol to protect you and your account security for a reason.

How to Force Chrome to Save Site Passwords on a Mac

Having trouble with Chrome saving passwords on your Mac? There are several reasons why you might be struggling with this problem, and each one is relatively simple to solve. So let's see:


Your "Save passwords" option is unchecked

Another reason why Chrome is not saving passwords on your Mac may be that the autofill feature is not enabled. Here's how:


  1. Open your Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. In the context menu, select "Settings".
  4. Scroll down and under the "Autofill" heading, choose the "Passwords" option.
  5. Make sure the “Offer to save passwords” option is checked.
  6. You can now close your browser's "Settings" tab.

The next time you use your Chrome browser, you should see a pop-up asking if you want Google to save your password on a website that requires you to sign in.

How to Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an iPhone

Getting Chrome to save your passwords on your iPhone makes your life easier, especially when you're on the go. However, if you find that Chrome does not ask you if you want to save your password, it is likely that the save password feature is not enabled. The correction is simple:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on your iPhone.
  2. At the bottom right of the screen, tap "More," which is indicated by a three-dot icon.
  3. Tap the "Settings" icon, which looks like a cog. In this menu, select “Passwords”.
  4. Enable "Save passwords".
  5. Close your browser.

When you go to Chrome and visit a new website, Chrome should ask you if you want to save your password when you sign in.

How to Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an Android Device

Chrome on an Android phone has the advantage of remembering your password for new websites you visit. Unfortunately, this feature does not always appear when we need it. Luckily, this is an easy fix:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android phone.
  2. Locate the three-dot icon at the top right of your screen. In this menu, choose the “Settings” option.
  3. Tap on the “Passwords” option.
  4. A new screen will open. From there, enable the slider called “Save Passwords”.
  5. When you see the cursor turn blue, you can close your browser.

Enabling "Save Passwords" should enable the popup for new sites that require login.

How to Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an iPad

Enabling Chrome to automatically save your passwords on an iPad is similar to how you would on your iPhone. See these steps to set up this feature on an iPad:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on your iPad.
  2. At the bottom right of the screen, tap "More". A three-dot icon indicates this.
  3. Tap the "Settings" icon, which looks like a cog. Then select “Passwords”.
  4. Enable "Save passwords".
  5. Close your browser.

Additional FAQs

How to make Chrome stop saving passwords?

Maybe you're in a position where you don't want Chrome to ask you if you're going to save your passwords anymore. You may have decided not to save passwords for security reasons, rendering Chrome's "Save Password" pop-up useless. The steps below will show you how to make Chrome stop saving passwords.

1. Open your Chrome browser.

2. Navigate to the three-dot icon and click on it.

3. In the menu that opens, choose “Settings”.

4. Next, select “Passwords”.

5. Navigate to the "Save passwords" toggle and turn it off.

6. Close your browser.

After disabling this feature, Chrome will no longer ask you if you want to save your password on a site that requires you to log in. You can easily apply these steps to any of the devices mentioned above.

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Forcing Chrome to save your passwords can make your life easier. You no longer need to write down your different credentials for multiple sites. This feature simplifies your life and protects your information.

It can be difficult to figure out how to enable this feature, but once you follow the simple steps in this article, you'll be saving your passwords in no time.

Have you ever enabled saving your passwords with Chrome? Did you use a method similar to those described in this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.

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