Chrome not saving passwords on Mac? We got solutions for it

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers on the market, but even great browsers have issues.
  • Many Chrome users reported that Chrome isn’t saving passwords on Mac, and in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix that.
  • We covered Chrome issues in the past, and to read more about them, visit our Chrome errors section.
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Being able to save your passwords and log in quickly from the web browser can be quite convenient. Sadly, many users reported that Chrome isn’t saving passwords on Mac.

This can be a problem, since you’ll have to memorize all your passwords, and that’s not really convenient. So today we’re going to show you how to fix the issue with passwords that aren’t saving once and for all.

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What can I do if Chrome is not saving passwords on Mac?

1. Remove your Chrome user profile

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click your profile icon and select the gear icon.
    profile chrome chrome not saving passwords mac
  3. Click three dots next to the profile you want to remove and select Remove.
    remove profile chrome not saving passwords mac

Sometimes a corrupted Chrome profile is causing this issue, but after removing it, everything was resolved.


2. Remove Login Data directories.

  1. Close Chrome.
  2. Locate the following directories and remove them:
    • ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/<ProfileName>/Login Data
    • ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/<ProfileName>/Login Data-journal
  3. Start Chrome again and check if the issue is resolved.

3. Reinstall Chrome

  1. Sign out of your Google account in Chrome.
  2. Close Chrome completely.
  3. Go to the ~/<username>/Library directory.
  4. Delete the Google directory from the ~/Library/Application Support
  5. Go to ~/Library/Caches and delete the following directories:
    • com.google.Chrome.helper.EH
    • com.google.GoogleDrive
    • com.google.gpautobackup
    • com.google.Keystone.Agent
    • com.google.SoftwareUpdate
  6. Now go to ~/Library and delete the Google directory.
  7. Start Chrome again and the issue should be resolved.

This issue can occur if there’s a problem with the keychain, but after performing these steps, the issue should be resolved.


4. Try using a different browser

If the issue still persists, you might want to consider switching to a different web browser. Opera is quite similar to Chrome, it runs on Chromium engine and it can even handle Chrome extensions.

The browser is light on your resources, and it also has a built-in ad blocker, tracking protection, and a free unlimited VPN for extra security.

Opera has advanced tab management and you can easily search for open tabs or organize your tabs into workspaces.

It’s worth mentioning that the browser has a customizable RSS feed at the home page, so you can keep up with the latest news.

Lastly, Opera has integrated messenger, as well as Twitter and Instagram integration, so you can keep an eye on your social networks at all times.

If you’re looking for a good replacement for Chrome, Opera is one of the best choices.

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  • Fast browsing technology
  • Free VPN
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  • Has Dark Mode
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Not being able to save passwords in Chrome can be a big problem, but we hope that you fixed it using our solutions.

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