IE: Enable/Disable Prompt to Remember Passwords

Some people like to have their password stored in Internet Explorer. Others are more private, and don’t want their password stored anywhere except in their own heads. IE will prompt you to remember your passwords be default. You can enable or disable this setting with the following steps.

IE prompt to remember password

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Select the gear on the right side of the main toolbar and choose Internet Options.

IE gear and Internet Options

3. Click the Content tab, then select Settings in the AutoComplete section.

4. In the Use AutoComplete for pane, do one of the following:

  • Uncheck the Ask me before saving passwords box to stop IE from prompting you to save passwords. Passwords will still be saved on some¬†occasions. Check the box if you wish to be prompted for saving passwords.
  • Uncheck the User names and passwords on forms to completely prevent IE from saving usernames and passwords. Check the box to enable it.

You may also want to click Delete AutoComplete history… if you wish to clear any passwords IE has already saved.

IE AutoComplete Settings - User names and passwords setting

5. Click OK. Close and restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.


  1. Heather says

    I too am having the same problem as Gery. All AutoComplete have been unchecked and IE still continues asking for passwords.

  2. Gery says

    I unchecked ALL boxes and it still keeps asking me to save passwords :-(. Any idea’s how to really get rid of it? Maybe do something in the register?

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