How to Save Passwords in Chrome for iOS

Easily Enable and disable the passwords feature in Chrome

The Chrome app for iOS can optionally save your passwords and populate them whenever the need arises. While this is convenient, compared to remembering dozens of passwords and typing them in repeatedly, it can also pose a security risk.

The instructions in this article apply to iPhones and iPads running the Chrome app on iOS 12 or newer—earlier versions of the app work similarly.

Enable and Disable Saved Passwords in iOS Chrome App

Chrome's saved password feature can be enabled or disabled in just a few steps.

  1. Select the Chrome icon on your iOS device to open the Chrome browser.

  2. Select the Chrome menu ( three horizontally-aligned dots ) located at the bottom of the screen.

  3. In the pop-up menu that appears, select Settings.

  4. Select Passwords.

  5. Next to Save Passwords, select the On/Off slider to enable or disable this feature.

    iOS Chrome app Passwords settings

If you are signed in to Chrome and are syncing passwords, you can view, edit, or delete passwords that have been stored by going to passwords.google.com on a computer and entering your Google account credentials.

If you haven't been syncing passwords, they are only stored on the iPhone or another iOS device where you saved them.

Sign in With a Saved Password in iOS Chrome App

If you opt to use the saved passwords, the process is practically automatic.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your device.

  2. Go to a site you've visited before.

  3. Go to the site's log-in form. Chrome fills in the sign-in form automatically if you saved the password in the past.

    The Sign in screen for dropbox.com
  4. If Chrome doesn't suggest a password, select Passwords just above the keyboard, verify your identity with print or face recognition, and select your log-in information from the screen that opens.

    This might happen if you have more than one account or password saved for the website.

    Permanently Delete Saved Passwords in iOS Chrome App

    If you prefer not to save your passwords and want to get rid of any you've saved on your iPhone in the past, you can permanently delete them on the device:

  5. In the Chrome app, tap the three-dot menu at the bottom of the screen and select Settings in the pop-up menu.

  6. Select Passwords.

    iOS Chrome app Settings
  7. Select Edit at the top of the Passwords screen.

  8. Select each saved password you want to remove to place a checkmark next to it. Select Delete at the bottom of the screen to permanently delete the checked passwords.

    Selection of iOS Chrome saved passwords for permanent deletion