How To Force Google Chrome to Save a Password

Passwords. We all have them. Plenty of them, because more and more websites require you to create a profile and log in, especially those that need your personal information, such as social media or shopping sites.


How To Force Google Chrome to Save a Password


The more passwords we have, the more challenging it becomes to remember which password goes with what site and what the password is.


To make life easier for us, Chrome offers an autofill function that saves the passwords to these sites and then autocompletes the information each time we log in. No more having to remember multiple passwords.


You may find that this autofill function does not always present itself when you need to save a new password, though. This guide will show you how to get Chrome to save your passwords for sites on various devices.


How To Force Chrome to Save Password for a Site on Windows PC


There are a few reasons why Chrome is not saving your passwords when you go onto a new site on your Windows PC. Let’s take a look at these and how to resolve them:


Your “Save Passwords” Option Is Unchecked


An unchecked “Save Password” option is the most common reason Chrome does not save your passwords on your Windows PC. Fixing this issue is simple if you follow these quick steps:



  1. Open your Chrome browser on your computer.

  2. Click the three dots on the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. From the pop-up menu, choose “Settings.”

  4. Scroll down and under the heading “Autofill,” select the “Passwords” option.

  5. Make sure that the “Offer to save passwords” option is checked. Once you have done this, the slider should turn blue.

  6. You can now close the “Settings” tab on your browser.


Your Chrome browser will now ask you if you want to save your password when you sign in to a new website.


Another way to do turn on this feature is through your Google account. Here’s how:



  1.  In the browser bar at the top of your Google home page, type in: “passwords.google.com” and press “Enter.”

  2. The “Password Manager” page will open. From here, click the gear icon at the top right of the page.

  3. A “Settings” menu will open. Choose the “Offer to save passwords” option by sliding the toggle to the right. Once selected, it should turn blue.

  4. You can now close this tab on your browser.


Delete “Never Save” Sites


Chrome offers the option for you never to save your sign-in information for a particular site. This option comes as a pop-up that asks you if you want to save the sign-in information or never save it. If you choose the “Never Save” option, Chrome will not ask you again if you’re going to save the password for this site, even if you have password saving enabled. Here is how to go about reversing the “Never Save” option so you can save your password for that website:



  1.  Open your Chrome browser on your computer.

  2. Navigate to the three-dot icon on the top-right of the page and click on it.

  3. From the menu that pops up, choose “Settings” and then select “Passwords,” which you will find under the “Autofill” heading.

  4. Scroll down until you find the “Never Saved” menu.

  5. Here you will see a list of all the websites you selected as “Never Save.”

  6. Look through the list until you find the relevant website and click the “X” next to it to remove it from the list.

  7. You can now close this tab in your browser.


Now that you have deleted the website from this list, Chrome will ask if you want to save the password the next time you log onto the site.


Sites That Don’t Allow You to Save Passwords


Another reason why Chrome may not ask you if you want to save a password for a site is that some sites don’t allow you to save your password as part of a security measure. For example, banking websites prevent passwords from being saved. However, there is a way around this.


Here’s how to get started:



  1.  Open your Chrome browser.

  2. In the address bar type in: ‘chrome://flags/#enable-password-force-saving’, then press “Enter.”

  3. Choose “Enabled” from the drop-down menu under the “Force-saving of passwords” option.

  4. Navigate to the bottom right of the page and click the blue “Relaunch” button.

  5. Now re-open your Chrome browser.

  6.  Go to the website that usually prevents the “Save Password” pop-up and sign in to your account.

  7. Before logging in, right-click in the password box and choose the “Save Password” option.

  8. Chrome should now autofill your password for this page.


While this option is handy, we don’t advise using it; many sites have this protocol to protect you and your account security for a reason.


How To Force Chrome to Save Passwords for a Site on a Mac


Are you having problems with Chrome saving passwords on your Mac? There are a few reasons you could be struggling with this problem, and each is relatively simple to resolve. So, let’s take a look:


Your “Save Passwords” Option Is Unchecked


Another reason Chrome is not saving passwords on your Mac may be because the autofill function is not enabled. Here’s how you do it:



  1. Open your Chrome browser on your computer.

  2. Click the three-dot icon on the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. From the pop-up menu, select “Settings.”

  4. Scroll down and under the heading “Autofill,” choose the “Passwords” option.

  5. Make sure that the “Offer to save passwords” option is checked.

  6. You can now close the “Settings” tab on your browser.


The next time you use your Chrome browser, you should see the pop-up asking if you want Google to save your password on a website that requires you to sign in.


How To Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an iPhone


Getting Chrome to save your passwords on your iPhone makes life easier, especially when you’re on the go. However, if you find Chrome is not asking you if you want to save your password, chances are the password saving function is not enabled. Rectifying this is simple:



  1. Launch the Chrome app on your iPhone.

  2. At the bottom right of the screen, tap “More,” which is indicated by a three-dot icon.

  3. Tap the ‘Settings” icon, which looks like a cog. From this menu, select “Passwords.”

  4. Turn on “Save Passwords.”

  5. Close your browser.


When you go into Chrome and visit a new website, Chrome should ask if you want to save your password when you sign in.


How To Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an Android Device


Chrome on an Android phone offers the advantage of keeping your password for new websites you visit. Unfortunately, this feature doesn’t always pop up when we need it. Luckily, it’s an easy fix:



  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android phone.

  2. Locate the three-dot icon on the top-right of your screen. From this menu, choose the “Settings” option.

  3. Tap the “Passwords” option.

  4. A new screen will open. From here, turn on the slider called “Save Passwords.”

  5. When you see the slider turn blue, you can close your browser.


Enabling “Save Passwords” should enable the pop-up for new sites that requires signing in.


How To Force Chrome to Save Passwords on an iPad


Enabling Chrome to save your passwords automatically on an iPad is similar to how you would do it on your iPhone. Check out these steps to set up this feature on an iPad:



  1. Launch the Chrome app on your iPad.

  2. At the bottom right of the screen, tap “More.” A three-dot icon indicates this.

  3. Tap the ‘Settings” icon, which looks like a cog. Then select “Passwords.”

  4. Turn on “Save Passwords.”

  5. Close your browser.


Additional FAQs


How do I get Chrome to stop saving passwords?


Perhaps you’re in the position where you no longer want Chrome to ask if you’re going to save your passwords. Maybe you have decided you don’t want to save passwords for security reasons, making the Chrome “Save Password” pop-up unnecessary. The steps below will show you how to get Chrome to stop saving passwords.


1. Open your Chrome browser.


2. Navigate to the three-dot icon and click on it.


3. From the menu that opens, choose “Settings.”


4. Next, select “Passwords.”


5. Navigate to the “Save Passwords” toggle and turn it off.


6. Close your browser.


After turning off this function, Chrome will no longer ask you if you would like to save your password on a site that requires you to sign in. You can easily apply these steps to any of the devices mentioned above.



Access Granted!


Forcing Chrome to save your passwords can make life simple. You no longer have to write down your different credentials for multiple sites. This feature makes life easier, and it keeps your information safe.


Figuring out how to enable this feature can be challenging, but once you’ve followed the simple steps in this article, you’ll be saving passwords in no time at all.


Have you enabled saving your passwords with Chrome before? Did you use a method similar to those outlined in this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.

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