Everything from our social media accounts to online bank accounts, to food ordering, to even our work websites, all require a password to keep your data safe and secure. Modern browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, etc., provide a built-in password manager that stores all the passwords you enter for different websites. Though this feature is convenient most of the time, often it can become annoying, as it asks to save passwords for websites that are not important. Some may also worry that it is not secure enough. Here we show you how to disable the password manager in various web browsers.
Disable Password Manager in Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome on your PC and click the three-dot menu button at the top right. Under the three-dot menu, select Settings.
2. Under the Auto-fill section, click on Passwords.
3. On the next screen you will see the option “Offer to Save Passwords.” Toggle off this option. Additionally, toggle off the “Auto Sign-in” option, which is right below the “Offer to Save Passwords” option.
Note that disabling the “Auto Sign-in” option will prevent Google Chrome from automatically signing in to websites using the stored login credentials.
4. You have now disabled the built-in password manager on the Google Chrome browser.
Disable Password Manager in Firefox
1. Open Firefox and click on the hamburger menu button at the top right. Under the drop-down menu, select Options.
2. From the left menu pane, click on the “Privacy & Security” option. Scroll down and under the “Logins and Passwords” section, deselect the “Ask to save logins and passwords for websites” option.
3. That’s it! You have disabled the password manager on Firefox and won’t be interrupted with the save password prompt anymore.
Disable Password Manager in Microsoft Edge
1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC or laptop. Click on the three-dot button at the top right, then click on Settings.
2. From the list of options presented on the next screen, select the Passwords option.
3. Toggle off the “Offer to save passwords” option.
4. Following the above steps, you you can now disable the built-in password manager on the Microsoft Edge browser.
Disable Password Manager in Safari
1. Click on the Safari menu button, and from the drop-down menu select Preferences.
2. Select the AutoFill icon.
3. Make sure to deselect all the options, such as “Using info from my contacts,” “User names and passwords,” “Credit cards,” and “Other forms.”
While you can disable the password manager on a web browser to get rid of the annoying save password prompt, you are at the risk of forgetting passwords for websites. If you do not trust the built-in password manager on these browsers, then you can use third-party password managers. If you need a platform-specific solution, check out the best password managers for every OS and platform.