Saved Passwords in Chrome for iPhone and iPod touch

Disable and enable the passwords feature and stay secure

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Much of your online life probably revolves around individual access to a limitless number of websites, ranging from where you read email to your social networking venues. In most cases, this access requires a password of some sort. Having to enter that password each time you visit one of these sites, especially when you are browsing on the go, is a hassle. Because of this, many browsers offer to store these password locally and populate them whenever the need arises.

The Chrome app for iPhone and iPod touch is one of these browsers, saving passwords to your portable device and server-side in your Google account if you choose to do so. While this is certainly convenient, it can also pose a security risk. This feature can be enabled or disabled in just a few steps.

The instructions in this article apply to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices running the current Chrome app, which requires iOS 12 or newer. Earlier versions of the app work similarly.

Enable and Disable Saved Passwords in iOS Chrome App

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

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

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

  4. Tap Passwords.

  5. Next to Save Passwords, tap 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.

How to 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, tap 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 may happen if you have more than one account or password saved for the website.

    Autofill Password screen in Chrome app for iOS

How to 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:

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

  2. Tap Passwords.

    iOS Chrome app Settings
  3. Tap Edit at the top of the Passwords screen.

  4. Tap each saved password you want to remove to place a check mark next to it. Tap Delete at the bottom of the screen to permanently delete the checked passwords.

    Selection of iOS Chrome saved passwords for permanent deletion