Accidentally saved a password you shouldn’t have? This guide is here to help you remove a saved password
Each browser has its own password manager that helps save the passwords to our most frequented websites. Saved passwords save the hassle of recalling them time and again. It can be quite favorable for your favorite social networking websites. But, storing passwords to confidential sites such as banking websites on a browser is not a very wise decision for security reasons.
You may have accidentally saved a high-security password or you just wish to delete an old password. Whatever may be your reason for deleting saved passwords on Microsoft Edge, we bring you this quick and easy guide to help you through it.
Access Password Settings in Microsoft Edge
First, launch Microsoft Edge from the Start Menu, your taskbar, or the desktop of your Windows computer.
Next, click the ellipsis menu (three vertical dots) on the top right corner of the Microsoft Edge window.
Now, locate and click the ‘Settings’ option from the overlay menu. This will open a new ‘Settings’ tab on the browser.
Now, click the ‘Profiles’ tab from the left sidebar of the ‘Settings’ page.
Select the ‘Passwords’ option under the ‘Your profile’ section.
You can now see all Password related settings.
Delete Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge
Deleting your saved passwords on Microsoft Edge is as plain sailing as it gets.
Scroll to the ‘Saved passwords’ section on the ‘Passwords’ page. Select all saved passwords by ticking the checkbox preceding the ‘Website’ option.
Alternatively, you can select individual websites by checking the box preceding each website option.
Click the ‘Delete’ button at the top of the page, after selecting the websites for which you wish to remove the saved password.
Saved passwords for the chosen websites are now deleted.
Edit Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge
If you recently updated a password on any other device(s)/browser(s), you can edit the respective saved password on Microsoft Edge in a jiffy.
Scroll to locate the ‘Saved passwords’ section on the ‘Passwords’ page. Click the ellipsis icon on the far right end of your preferred website’s row. Next, select the ‘Edit’ option from the overlay menu.
You will now need to authenticate yourself by providing your Windows user account credentials.
You can then edit the ‘Website’, ‘Username’, and/or ‘Password’ using their respective fields on the overlay pane. After, click the ‘Done’ button to confirm and close.
Your password on Microsoft Edge is now up-to-date.
Disable the Built-in Password Manager in Microsoft Edge
If you do not wish to save any password on Microsoft Edge, entirely, you can disable the password manager on the browser. Here’s how.
Locate the ‘Offer to save passwords’ section on the ‘Passwords’ page. Next, click the toggle at the top right corner of the section, adjacent to the heading, to push it to ‘OFF’.
And that’s it! Microsoft Edge will no longer ask you to save passwords on any website you log into.
Saving passwords is a time-saving and memory-saving hack. It comes super handy for ordinary websites. This means, classified websites do not call for saving passwords. If you accidentally did save a password you shouldn’t have, we hope this guide did the good deed.