Saved Passwords in Chrome for iPhone and iPod touch

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This tutorial is only intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on iPhone or iPod touch devices.

Much of our online lives revolve around individual access to a limitless number of websites, ranging from where we read email to our social networking venues. In most cases, this access requires a password of some sort. Having to enter that password each and every time you visit one of these sites, especially when browsing on-the-go, can be quite a hassle. Because of this many browsers offer to store these password locally, prepopulating them whenever the need arises.

Chrome for iPhone and iPod touch is one of these browsers, saving passwords to your portable device and/or server-side within your Google account. While this is certainly convenient, it can also pose a significant security risk for those of you concerned about such things. Thankfully, this feature can be disabled in just a few simple steps which are described in this tutorial.

  1. First, open your browser.
  2. Tap the Chrome menu button (three vertically-aligned dots), located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option. Chrome's Settings interface should now be displayed.
  3. Locate the Basics section and select Save Passwords. Chrome's Saved Passwords screen should now be visible.
  4. Tap the on/off button to enable or disable this feature.

You can also view, edit or delete passwords that have already been stored by visiting passwords.google.com and entering your Google account credentials.