We visit dozens of websites every day and we may have accounts on most of those websites, so it is tiresome work to remember all those accounts’ usernames and passwords. That is why Google Chrome saves those usernames and passwords with your permissions so it can remember them and automatically fill those credentials for you whenever you try to log in to a website.
The passwords you saved on the Google Chrome app (on any device) are synced to your Google account, so you can quickly access, delete, and export saved passwords through the Google Chrome app (or other browsers) on any other device. For example, the passwords you saved on the Chrome PC app can be accessed from your mobile browser.
In this guide, we will show you how to view saved passwords in Google Chrome on Android.
View Saved Passwords on Chrome for Andriod
Google’s built-in password manager makes it easy to view, delete, and modify saved passwords on an android device. Follow these instructions to view saved passwords on Chrome for Android:
To start with, open the Chrome browser on your android. The app is usually located in the Google app drawer.
Once Google Chrome opens, tap on the three vertical dots (Menu button) at the top right corner.
From the menu that appears, select ‘Settings’ near the bottom.
Next, find and tap the ‘Passwords’ option down the list.
Inside the password menu, you can scroll through the list of all saved passwords. You will see that the list is sorted in alphabetical order based on the site’s domain names. Once you find the website you want to view the password for, select it.
This will open the Edit password page. Here, tap on the eye icon to view the hidden password.
Then, you will see a prompt to verify that it’s you. You need to authenticate yourself using a PIN, Pattern, fingerprint, or whatever screen lock security you have set up on your device.
You can also edit, delete, or copy the password to the clipboard. To edit the password, show the password using the eye icon, then change it.
Note: Editing the password in the password manager does not change your password on the website. Use this option only if you previously changed the password on that website and did not update it in the password manager or remember to change the password on the website after you edit it in the password manager.
To copy the password, click the copy icon next to the eye icon. To delete this username and password from the list of saved passwords, click the trash icon above.
Save Passwords on Android
By default, when you login into a site, Chrome will automatically offer to save the login credentials. If you don’t see the prompt to save passwords or you don’t have any passwords saved in the Passwords menu of the Settings, you need to turn on the Saved Passwords. Here’s how you can do that:
Launch the Chrome browser, click the three dots menu button and tap ‘Settings’.
Then, scroll down if you need to and tap the ‘Passwords’ tile.
On the Passwords page, make sure the toggle next to ‘Save passwords’ is turned on.
Export Saved Passwords
If you want to transfer your login passwords to a new account or if you are removing your Google account and want to back up your passwords, you can export the saved passwords to a CSV document. Here’s how you can do that:
Open Chrome Settings and tap the ‘Passwords’ option.
On the Passwords page, tap the three dots menu in the upper right-hand corner.
Then, select the ‘Export passwords…’ option.
First, authenticate yourself using your device’s password, PIN, pattern, etc. Then, tap the ‘Export passwords…’ option again on the prompt that appears.
From the Share sheet, select an option to save and share the exported file. Here, we are choosing Google Drive.
Make sure to choose a secure location to save or share the exported password file. The exported file will be saved in CSV format which is readable as plain text.
View Saved Passwords using Any Browser on Android
With Google’s Password Manager, you can also access the passwords saved on your Google account through mobile browsers other than Google Chrome such as Opera, Firefox, etc. Here’s how you can view saved passwords in other mobile browsers on android:
First, visit the Password Manager website and click the ‘Sign in’ button to log into the Password Manager with your Google account.
On the next page, enter your Google account’s username or email address which you’ve used to save your passwords. Then, click ‘Next’.
After that, enter your password for that account and click ‘Next’.
On the next page, you will see a list of all your saved passwords. Now, tap on the website for which you want to see the password.
Then, you need to verify that it’s you by typing your Google account’s password or your Android’s lock screen.
After that, you will see the username and password of the selected website. Now, click the eye icon to view the password.
If you want to edit the username or password, click the ‘Edit’ button.
Here, you can access, modify, or delete the password. To edit the password, click the eye icon first to make it visible and then change it. Then, click the ‘Save’ button to save the changes.
View Google Chrome Saved Passwords on PC
If you want to view passwords on your desktop/laptop computer, the steps are the same for Chrome on all platforms such as Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS (Chromebook), etc. Let us see how to view the password on Google Chrome on a PC:
Launch ‘Google Chrome’ on your computer or laptop and click on the ‘Menu’ button (three vertical ellipses) in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, select ‘Settings’ from the drop-down menu.
On the Settings page, click on ‘Autofill’ on the left sidebar and select the ‘Passwords’ tile on the right sidebar.
Alternatively, you can also click your profile icon in the top right-hand corner, and then click the ‘Passwords’ option (key icon).
After that, scroll down the page to the Saved Passwords section to see the list of site names, usernames, and passwords you previously gave Chrome permission to save.
To see a password for a specific website, click the eye icon next to it.
Once you do that, you will see a prompt box to enter your system’s password. Type your password and click ‘OK’ to confirm the action.
Now, the password will be displayed in cleartext.
To hide the password again, click the eye icon once more.
That’s it. It’s as easy to view any of your saved passwords in Chrome on your Android phone. In addition to not having to remember the passwords or accessing them across devices, there are other benefits to saving your passwords with Chrome. You can also check your passwords to see if they were exposed in any data breach using the Chrome password manager and always keep your accounts secure.