Remembering passwords can be a chore, which is why modern internet browsers come with built-in password managers. These allow you to automatically save login details like usernames and passwords for different websites. So, you can sign in to your favorite sites without needing to remember each password.

The Microsoft Edge browser has an excellent password manager, which is now a part of its new Wallet feature. You can use it to save, manage, view, and export passwords quickly and easily. In this guide, we'll be sharing how to manage your saved passwords using the Edge browser's Wallet.

Accessing The Password Manager

To access the password manager in the Edge browser, you will need to navigate to the browser settings to access the wallet.

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your system and click the three dots that appear in the top right corner.
  1. Clicking the three dots will show you a drop-down menu. Click the 'Settings' option from this menu to open it.
  1. The Settings page will show all the settings on the left side and the selected setting in the right pane. By default, you can see all your profile-related settings. Scroll down and click the 'Passwords' option in the 'Microsoft Wallet' section.
  1. This will open the 'Passwords' page, containing a few options, such as the Microsoft account sign-in option and buttons to add passwords or access settings.

    You can also see and manage all the passwords that have been added to the Wallet here and an option to check your passwords.

Adding Passwords To Microsoft Wallet

If you haven't already saved your passwords to the Wallet, here is how you can do so. The process is straightforward and can be completed quickly.

  1. Open the 'Passwords' page as explained above, and click the '+ Add' button to start adding a password to the Wallet.
  1. This will open an 'Add Password' pop-up where you can enter details such as the website URL, username, password, category, and notes.
  1. Once you've entered the details, click the 'Save' button on the lower right to finish adding your password.

Saving Passwords To The Wallet

Like other modern browsers, Microsoft Edge allows saving passwords you type in when logging in to various websites automatically. However, you will have to turn the option in the browser first.

  1. Open the Edge browser's Wallet and click the 'Passwords' option as explained above.
  2. Then click the 'Settings' button on the left side to access additional password-related settings.
  1. The page that opens contains a lot of settings, such as order tracking, payment methods, and passwords. Scroll down to the 'Passwords' section, which contains multiple options.
  1. When you turn on the 'Offer To Save Passwords' option, the browser will ask you whether it should save passwords when they are typed in. Click the button on the right to turn it on.
  1. Now, whenever you log in to a website by entering your credentials, a pop-up will appear in the upper right of the screen, asking whether you want Edge to save your password.
  2. Click 'Never' if you don't want to save the password for that website; otherwise, click 'Got it' from the pop-up to save it.
  1. There is also an option that allows the browser to automatically save passwords without asking, which you can enable using the button on the right.
  1. The next section controls all Autofill settings. When you turn these on, Edge will automatically fill in the passwords and sign in to websites automatically.

    Choose whether to sign in automatically, get a prompt for the device password, or a prompt for a custom primary password before signing in by clicking the respective option.

Managing Your Saved Passwords

After saving your passwords to the Edge browser's Wallet, you can manage them easily from the same page. Alternatively, you can view your saved passwords in the Edge browser by typing edge://wallet in the address bar and pressing the 'Enter' key.

  1. You will find the websites for which you've added passwords to the browser here. Click on any of the websites to view the options related to it.
  1. When you click on any of the saved options, a pop-up will appear asking for your system/ user password or biometric authentication before you can see the password.
Note: The pop-up that appears here requires the password you use to log in to your device and not the password for your account on that website.
  1. Enter the password and click the 'OK' button to see all the login details for that particular website.
  1. Your username for that website will be mentioned at the top, below which will be the password. Tapping the eye icon will make it visible.
  1. Click the 'Copy' button next to the username and password to copy the password.
  2. Click the 'Edit' button to edit the password.
  1. This will bring up the same pop-up where you entered details when saving the password. Simply edit the details you want and click the 'Done' button.
Note: Editing the password here won't edit it on the website.
  1. To delete saved passwords, just click the 'Delete' button.
  1. You will need to enter your device password in the pop-up that appears and click the 'OK' button to confirm the deletion.

If you're not already using the Edge browser's Wallet feature to manage your saved passwords, this is the right time to give it a go. It can significantly reduce the effort involved in saving and editing passwords for different websites and can help you save a lot of time. The best thing is that the feature can save passwords for all websites while ensuring complete safety and privacy.