Saving passwords on browsers can make accessing sites easier, but it’s not the best thing you can do when it comes to safety.
But, it can be annoying having to say no every time your browsers ask you if you want it to save the login info you just entered. The good news is that the solution is only a few clicks away.
How to Stop Chrome from Asking You to save Your Passwords
Chrome means well when it asks if you want it to save your passwords, but if you instead it didn’t you need to:
- Click on the three dots at the top right.
- Go to Settings
- Under the Auto-fill section, click on Passwords.
- Disable the option that says Offer to save passwords
Keep in mind that if you’re using a VPN, the option to disable saving passwords will be greyed out. You will see an option to disable the VPN, and only then will you be able to toggle it off.
As long as you’re there, if you see that you have some saved passwords that you forgot you saved, you can remove them by clicking on the three dots to the side of the password. When the pop-up appears, click on the Remove option.
How to Stop Opera from Asking You to Save Passwords
Stopping Opera from asking you to save your passwords is just as easy as it was in Chrome. To turn off the password saving feature:
- Click on the red O at the top left of the browser
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down to Advanced
- Click on Passwords
- Toggle off the Offer to Save passwords option
If you have any saved passwords in Opera, they will be displayed below, just like they were in Chrome.
How to Make Microsoft Edge Stop Asking You to Save Your Passwords
With Microsoft Edge, you’ll disable the password-saving feature in less than 20 seconds.
- Click on the dots at the top right.
- Go to Setting
- Go to Passwords
- Toggle off the Offer to save passwords option
Any previously saved passwords will appear below as well.
How to Stop Firefox from Asking to Save Your Passwords
To disable the password saving feature in Firefox, click on the three-lined menu option at the top right and go to Options. When the options window pops up, click on Privacy & Security on the left of your screen.
Scroll down to Logins & Passwords and uncheck the option that says Ask to save logins and passwords for websites.
To the right, you’ll see the Exceptions options where you can add sites where you don’t want your logins being saved. Type the URL in the indicated box and click on the Block button.
If you ever change your mind, there’s a Remove All Websites button at the bottom. There’s also an option to remove specific sites as well.
Regardless of the browser that you’re using, preventing it from asking you if you want your password to be saved is quick and easy. Which browser do you use? Share your thoughts in the comments below.