How to Manage the Save Passwords Feature in Chrome for iPad

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Manage the Save Passwords Feature in Chrome for iPad. Getty Images (otisabi #503028626)

This tutorial is only intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on Apple iPad devices.

As our daily Web activity continues to grow, so does the number of passwords that we are responsible for remembering. Whether checking your latest bank statement or posting pictures of your vacation to Facebook, chances are that you needed to log in prior to doing so. The sheer number of virtual keys that each of us mentally carry around can become overwhelming, prompting most browsers to save these passwords locally.

Not having to enter your credentials every time you visit a website is usually a welcome convenience, more so when browsing on a portable device such as the iPad.

Google Chrome for iPad is one such browser which offers this amenity, storing passwords for you. This luxury does come with a price, however, as anyone with access to your iPad could potentially be privy to your personal information. Due to this inherent security risk, Chrome provides the ability to disable this feature with just a few swipes of the finger. This tutorial walks you through the process on how to do just that.

First, open your Chrome browser. Tap the main 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. Locate the Basics section and select Save Passwords.

The Save Passwords screen should be displayed. Tap the ON/OFF button to enable or disable Chrome's ability to store passwords. All saved accounts and passwords can be viewed, edited or deleted by going to passwords.google.com.

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