Full Fix: Google Chrome won’t save passwords on Windows 10, 8.1, 7
Keeping your passwords saved if great if you want to log in quickly, but many users reported that Google Chrome won’t save passwords at all. This can be a problem, and in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix this annoying issue.
Keeping your passwords saved is the fastest way to log in to a website, but many Chrome users reported issues with passwords. Regarding password saving issues, here are some problems that users reported:
- Chrome asks to save password but doesn’t – Sometimes this problem can occur if your user account is corrupted. To fix the issue, simply create a new user account and the problem should be resolved.
- Chrome won’t remember password for site – According to users, this problem can occur if password saving feature is disabled. To fix the problem, check your settings and make sure password saving is enabled.
- Google Chrome won’t offer to save password, ask to save password, save my passwords anymore, let me save passwords – These are various issues that can occur in Chrome, but you should be able to solve most of them by using our solutions.
Google Chrome won’t save passwords, how to fix it?
- Create a new user account
- Make sure that Google Chrome is allowed to save passwords
- Sign out of your Google Account and sign back in
- Reset Google Chrome to default
- Disable problematic extensions
- Update Chrome to the latest version
- Reinstall Chrome
- Try a password manager
Solution 1 – Create a new user account
If Google Chrome won’t save passwords, the problem might be your user account. Sometimes your user account can get corrupted, and that can lead to issues with Chrome. However, since there’s no easy way to repair your account, it’s advised to create a new one.
This is quite simple to do, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Open the Settings app and head over to the Accounts section. To open the Settings app quickly, you can just use Windows Key + I shortcut.
- Select Family & other people from the menu on the left. In the right pane click Add someone else to this PC button.
- Pick I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
- Now choose Add a user without a Microsoft account.
- Set the username and password for the new account and click Next.
Now you’ll have a new user account ready. Keep in mind that your new account doesn’t have administrative privileges, but we can easily fix that by doing the following:
- Go to Settings app > Accounts > Family & other people.
- Now locate your newly created account, select it and click the Change account type button.
- Set Account type to Administrator and click OK.
After doing that, you’ll have a new administrative account ready. Now simply switch to the new account and check if the problem is still there. If the issue doesn’t appear, you should move your personal files to the new account and start using it instead of your old account.
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Solution 2 – Make sure that Google Chrome is allowed to save passwords
According to users, if Google Chrome isn’t saving passwords, it’s possible that this feature is disabled in Chrome. However, you can enable it easily by doing the following:
- Click the Menu icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings from the menu.
- When the Settings window opens, click Passwords in the People section.
- Make sure that Offer to save passwords feature is enabled.
After enabling this feature, Google Chrome should ask you automatically to save passwords and the problem should be resolved.
Solution 3 – Sign out of your Google Account and sign back in
If Google Chrome won’t save passwords on your PC, the issue might be your Google Account. Sometimes temporary glitches can occur, and in order to fix the problem, it’s advised to re-log to your Google Account.
This is quite simple to do, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Click the Menu icon and choose Settings.
- Now click the Sign out button next to your username.
- Wait for a couple of moments and then try to log in back again.
This is a simple solution, and it might not always work, but it’s still worth checking out.
Solution 4 – Reset Google Chrome to default
Sometimes your settings can cause problems with Chrome and lead to certain issues. If Google Chrome won’t save passwords, then you might be able to fix the problem simply by resetting Chrome to the default.
To make sure that your important data such as bookmarks and passwords aren’t deleted, be sure to back them up or sync them in the cloud. After doing that, you can reset Chrome to the default by following these steps:
- Open the Settings tab in Chrome.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Advanced.
- Now click the Reset settings in Reset and clean up section.
- Click the Reset button to confirm.
After resetting Chrome to the default, check if the problem is still there.
Solution 5 – Disable problematic extensions
According to users, if Google Chrome won’t save passwords, the issue might be one of your extensions. Certain extensions can interfere with Google Chrome and cause this and other errors to appear. To fix the problem, it’s advised to disable all extensions and find the one that is causing the issue. To do that, follow these steps:
- Click the Menu icon in the top-right corner and select More tools > Extensions.
- List of installed extensions will now appear. Click the little switch next to the extension’s name to disable that extension. Do this for all extensions on the list.
- After you disable all extensions, restart Chrome and check if the issue is still there.
If the issue doesn’t appear, you might want to enable extensions one by one until you find the cause of the problem. Once you find the problematic extension, remove it and the problem should be completely resolved.
Solution 6 – Update Chrome to the latest version
Sometimes this issue can occur if Chrome is out of date. Bugs and glitches can sometimes appear, and in order to fix them, it’s best that you keep your browser up to date. Google Chrome installs the missing updates automatically for the most part, but you can check for updates on your own by doing the following:
- Click the Menu icon in the top-right corner. Navigate to Help > About Google Chrome.
- A new tab will now appear. You’ll see the current version of Chrome you’re using and the browser will check for updates.
If any updates are available, they’ll be installed automatically. Once Chrome is up to date, check if the problem is still there.
Solution 7 – Reinstall Chrome
If Google Chrome won’t save passwords, the issue might be your installation. Sometimes your installation can get corrupted, and that can lead to this and many other problems. To fix this issue, it’s advised that you reinstall Chrome completely.
This is relatively simple to do, and you can do it using several different methods. You can uninstall Chrome like any other application, but that will leave certain leftover files that might still interfere with Chrome after you install it again.
To completely remove Chrome, it’s important that you use uninstaller software such as IOBit Uninstaller. By using uninstaller software you’ll completely remove Chrome from your PC, along with all of its files.
Now you just have to install Chrome again and the issue should be resolved. If you want, you can try the Beta or the experimental Canary version since they have the latest updates and fixes available.
Solution 8 – Try a password manager
Password managers are useful tools since they allow you to automatically generate strong and hard to guess passwords. If Google Chrome won’t save passwords, perhaps it’s time that you consider a password manager.
Password managers come in a form of standalone applications, but many are available as extensions for Chrome, and they provide seamless integration with Chrome. If you’re interested in the benefits of password managers, we wrote a comparison between Smart Lock in Chrome and LastPass, so you might want to check it out for more information. If you’re looking for a good password manager, be sure to check our list of top 5 password syncing software and find a suitable password manager for you.
Not being able to save passwords in Google Chrome can be an annoying issue, but we hope that you managed to solve this problem after using one of our solutions.
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