For anyone who uses Google Chrome to remember passwords for websites, a question you’re probably asking is, how to delete saved passwords on Google Chrome on Mac?
Saving passwords is the only way to ensure you log in to websites. If you aren’t using Google Chrome or another password manager tool to remember your passwords, you’ll be in trouble.
But what happens when you need to delete saved passwords on Google Chrome?
I’m Andreas, and I’ve gone through the trouble of clearing passwords I don’t need for websites I no longer use. I’m also doing that on Google Chrome on my MacBook Pro.
I’m here to show you how to delete saved passwords on Chrome Mac, step by step. Stick around to find out more.
Easy Steps to Remove Saved Passwords on Google Chrome on Mac
Your Google account remembers passwords you use to sign up to websites. While Google always asks if you want to save a particular password, most of us click on “Save” anyway.
But sometimes, passwords get compromised, or we have no use for them. In that case, it’s time to remove saved passwords. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your Mac.
Step 2: Navigate to the three-dot icon on the top-right side, go to “Settings,” clicking on “Autofill,” and “Passwords.”
Step 3: Chrome will show all the passwords you have saved on your Google account. Next to each password, there are three dots. Click on the dots. You will see three options: Copy password, Edit password, and Remove.
Step 4: Click on Remove to remove saved passwords on Google Chrome on Mac.
If you want to copy a password and manually add it to a backup list, click on “Copy password.” But if you need to modify a password due to recent changes on your end, click on “Edit password.”
There is an even easier option to backup all of your passwords. In the section that says “saved password,” click on the three dots and choose “Export passwords.”
The “export saved passwords” feature is handy when you want to migrate to another web browser or if you’re resetting your operating system. Simply add the export file to an external drive, and you’ll have a backup copy of all of your passwords saved on Chrome.
Managing Saved Passwords From Your Google Account
For Mac users that want a more streamlined process of managing passwords, one way to do it is through your Google account directly. This removes the hassle of manually deleting passwords from Chrome browsers on multiple devices.
Here is how to do it.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the top-right corner.
Step 2: Go to “Settings,” “Security,” and navigate to “Signing in to other sides,” where you will find the “Password Manager” option.
You can also do this step by going to passwords.google.com. Once there, you will see all the accounts on websites and apps.
Step 3: Click on one, and it will take you to a new window. There, you can edit or delete the password.
If you click on “Delete,” you will remove the password from your Google account. In other words, Google will no longer be able to help you sign in to that specific website or app.
That covers the steps necessary to remove saved passwords from Chrome and your Google account on Mac devices. As you can see, the process is identical to doing it on Windows-supported devices.
How to Delete Saved Passwords on Mac Devices?
Apple has an application that lets you view saved passwords on your Mac. The app works independently from Chrome, but it does allow you to manage your passwords. You will need to open the Keychain Access app on your Mac to do that.
Here is how to remove saved passwords on Mac.
- Launch the Keychain Access application on your Mac.
- Choose the password you want to delete.
- Righ-click and press “Remove.”
- Apple will ask for your system password. Add it, and Keychain Access will remove the password.
The steps also cover deleting multiple passwords at the same time. To do that, hold down the “command” key and left-click the passwords you want to remove. But let’s say you don’t want to delete a password and instead want to modify it.
Keychain Access also has this capability. To do that, double-click on the password. A new window will appear, and you will be able to make the necessary changes here. Keychain Access will let you modify the password. Add your system password to confirm the changes.
After all this, you might be wondering why you should go through the trouble of deleting passwords? I tend to keep my password data safe and secure. Privacy matters, and one way to protect it is to export passwords and do a regular system restart.
By doing this, you are minimizing the chances of a malicious actor getting access to your login credentials. While Chrome and Keychain Access are great password management tools, you can also go for third-party tools that get the job done.
These tools are cloud-based, meaning you will always have access to passwords even if you’re doing a system wipe. Some of these tools allow you to manage your browsing history.
That concludes this short guide on how to delete saved passwords on Google Chrome on Mac. As you can see, the process is straightforward. As a bonus, I also told you how to remove passwords from Mac Keychain.
Since Keychain Access stores passwords for websites and applications, deleting old and unused passwords is a good security practice.