I know browsers usually have the best intention at heart and want to be helpful when they offer to save my passwords when I sign into websites.
Sometimes, however, it can be quite annoying.
Now if you are like me and also find this annoying, or if you use a separate password manager like LastPass or 1Password—or if you just want to store your passwords in your own brain—you can make your browser stop asking you to save passwords.
To find this setting in Chrome for desktop, click on Chrome’s menu > Settings. At the bottom of the Settings page, click the “Show advanced settings” link. Under Passwords and forms, uncheck “Offer to save passwords with Google Smart Lock for Passwords“.
You can click the “Manage passwords” button here to see what passwords Chrome remembers and delete them, if you like.
In Chrome for Android, iPhone, or iPad, click menu > Settings. Tap the “Save Passwords” option under Basics and set it to “Off”.
You’ll also see a list of saved passwords you can manage on this screen, if you have any passwords saved. Tap “Edit” to edit your list of saved passwords.
In Firefox, click menu > Options. Click the “Security” tab at the left side of the options page and uncheck “Remember logins for sites”.
You can click the “Saved Logins” button here to see what passwords Firefox has already saved and remove them from Firefox, if you like.
In Safari on a Mac, click Safari > Preferences. Click the “AutoFill” tab at the top of the window and uncheck “User names and passwords”.
You can see which user names and passwords Safari already remembers by clicking the “Edit” button to the right of User names and passwords or clicking the “Passwords” icon at the top of Safari’s preferences window. You can remove saved passwords from this list, if you like.
On an iPhone or iPad, you’ll find this option in the main Settings app. Head to Settings > Safari > AutoFill. Disable the “Names and Passwords” option.
You can see what names and passwords Safari already remembers by heading to Settings > Safari > Passwords. You can also remove them from here, if you like.
In Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, click menu > Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings pane and click the “View advanced settings” button. Scroll down to the “Privacy and services” section and set “Offer to save passwords” to “Off”.
You can click the “Manage my saved passwords” link here to see which passwords Edge already knows and remove them, if you like.
In Internet Explorer, click menu > Internet Options. Click the “Content” tab and then click the “Settings” button to the right of AutoComplete. Ensure the “User names and passwords on forms” option here is unchecked.
You can click the “Manage Passwords” button to see which user names and passwords Internet Explorer has already saved and remove them, if you like.
If you’re using anther web browser, you’ll find the option in a similar place. Head to your web browser’s options and look for an option named something like “save passwords”, “remember passwords”, or “autofill user names and passwords”.