Manage the 'Save Passwords' Feature in Chrome for iPad

As daily web activity continues to grow, so does the number of passwords that we are responsible for remembering. Whether you are checking your latest bank statement or posting pictures of your vacation to Facebook, chances are that you need to log in before 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.

The Google Chrome app for iPad is one such browser that offers to store passwords for you. However, this luxury comes with a price, as anyone with access to your iPad can potentially be privy to your personal information. If you share your iPad with anyone, disable Chrome's ability to save your passwords to stay safe. If you never share your iPad and you keep it locked, you may prefer to allow the Chrome app to save passwords for convenience.

Information in this article applies to iPads running iOS 12 or iOS 11.

Enable or Disable Chrome Saved Passwords Feature

Here's how to enable or disable Chrome's ability to save your passwords on the iPad.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPad.

  2. Tap the menu button (three horizontally aligned dots) located in the upper right corner of the screen.

    The Chrome iPad app home screen
  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings.

    Chrome iPad app drop-down menu
  4. Tap Passwords.

    Settings screen in Chrome app for iPad
  5. Tap the On/Off slider next to Save Passwords to enable or disable the Chrome app's ability to store passwords.

    Passwords settings screen in iPad Chrome app

Deleting Passwords in the Chrome App

If you prefer to delete some of the saved passwords you have on your iPad, you have a couple of options.

Tap Edit at the top of the Passwords screen and tap to place a check mark in the circle next to any password you want to delete. Then tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.

Deleting saved passwords in the Chrome app for iPad

You can also slide your finger from right to left on a single saved entry and tap Delete.

When you delete passwords on a synced iPad, they are deleted from all the devices that you sync with Chrome.

All your saved accounts and passwords can be viewed, edited, and deleted by going to passwords.google.com in a computer browser.