How to Show Passwords in Chrome

Display your saved passwords in clear text

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Like most modern web browsers, Google Chrome offers the option to store your passwords so that they can be easily prepopulated each time they're needed. This not only avoids extra typing, but makes it easier to authenticate without having to remember each password off the top of your head.

Storing this important data within the Chrome browser can sometimes make things a little too convenient, however, as it's easy to forget our passwords after not having to enter them for a while. Hope is not lost, as there is a way to make Chrome show your saved passwords.

View Saved Passwords in Chrome for Desktops and Laptops

Follow the instructions below to show your saved passwords on Chrome OS, Linux, macOS and Windows platforms.

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.

  2. Click on the Menu button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option. You can also enter the following text into Chrome's address bar instead of using the menu: chrome://settings

  4. Chrome's Settings interface should now be displayed. Click on Passwords, found within the People section.

    chrome settings interface
  5. A list of saved passwords will appear, each accompanied by their corresponding website and username. By default, these passwords are hidden and replaced by a series of dots. To view a specific password, click on the eye icon located to its right.

    google chrome saved passwords
  6. You may now be prompted to enter the operating system username and password, depending on your platform. Once successfully authenticated, the password selected will be shown in clear text. To hide it once again, click on the eye icon a second time. 

View Saved Passwords in Chrome for Android and iOS

Follow the instructions below to show your saved Chrome passwords on Android or iOS devices.

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser app.

  2. Tap the Menu button, represented by three dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen on Android and lower right-hand corner on iOS.

    chrome for iPhone menu
  3. When the pop-up menu appears, select the Settings option.

  4. Chrome's Settings interface should now be displayed. Tap the Passwords option.

    chrome for iPhone settings
  5. A list of saved passwords will now appear, accompanied by their corresponding website and username. Select the password that you wish to view.

    chrome for iPhone saved passwords
  6. Details about this particular set of credentials should be displayed. You'll notice a series of dots in the Password section. Tap these dots once.

  7. Select the Show button.

    chrome iOS show saved password
  8. You'll now be prompted to enter your device's passcode, or asked to authenticate using your fingerprint or Face ID. Once successfully authenticated, the password selected will be shown in clear text. To mask it once again, tap the password and choose the Hide button.