Google Chrome on Android is a very capable browser, however, it has always had fewer features than its desktop counterpart. While some of the missing features can be blamed onto the system restrictions of the mobile nature of the Android OS and hardware on which it is running on, some of the missing features should have been on the Chrome since the beginning. One such missing feature is the ability to see saved passwords on Chrome. This feature has been available on desktop since the beginning, but was not available on Android. Well, with its build number 62 (Chrome 62) on Android, the browser now lets you see all your saved passwords. This feature is really handy as you can just easily copy and paste your saved passwords, without the hassle of remembering them. So, if this is something that matters to you, here is how to view saved Passwords in Chrome on Android:
View Saved Passwords in Chrome on Android
Before we get started, let’s make certain restrictions clear. Firstly, the method is working on Chrome 62, hence if you are on a previous build, you will need to update your app. You can also try it on the Chrome Beta browser, if the update is not available for your device or in your region. Also, you will be able to view your saved password only if you have some kind of screen-lock security feature on your device. This is done to ensure that no unauthorized person can view your passwords. Lastly, you should be logged-in with your Gmail account in your Chrome browser for this to work. Okay, since now we know all that, let’s get started.
Note: I am using the Chrome Beta for this tutorial as the Chrome 62 update is not available for me at the time of writing this article.
1. The process is very simple, first, launch the Chrome browser and then tap on the 3-dot buttons menu at the top right corner. Now, tap on “Settings”.
2. Here, tap on “Save passwords” option. Now, you can see all the saved accounts and passwords in your browser linked to your account. Tap on the account you want to see the password of.
3. Here, you can see the website name, your username and your password. However, the password is hidden right now. If you want to see your password, tap on the eye button and then authenticate with your screen-lock password. If you don’t want to see the password and just copy it, tap on the copy button instead of the eye button. However, you will have to authenticate it in both the cases. Since mine is locked with a fingerprint, I will authenticate it using that.
As soon as you authenticate it, you will be able to see your save password. For obvious reasons, I am not going to show you that screen, but you can try it out for yourself. Similarly, you can copy or see all the passwords that are saved inside your Chrome browser.
View Your Saved Password in Google Chrome
As you saw, it is pretty easy to see your saved password inside Chrome on Android. This feature is really handy if you use Chrome as your primary password management service. Although, if you want more security, I must suggest that you use a dedicated password manager for it. You can click here, to learn about the best password managers available today. That being said, let us know your thoughts on the subject of using Chrome as your password manager by dropping them down in the comments section below.