Similar to other browsers, Microsoft Edge lets you save passwords for the websites. This helps in not remembering passwords for every website you visit and also saves time making your browsing faster. Whenever you open the site that you have saved the password previously, Edge will autofill the details for you. In this article let’s see how to manage passwords in Microsoft Edge.
Related: How to manage passwords in Chrome?
How to Manage Passwords in Edge?
Following are the various ways in which you can manage passwords in Microsoft Edge:
- Enable or disable save password option
- Saving password
- Viewing saved sites with password
- View passwords in Credential Manager
- Delete the saved password
- Edit the password inside Edge
1. Enable Save Passwords Prompt
You must turn on the save password prompt first so that Edge can ask for saving passwords. To enable this feature:
- Open Edge from your desktop/start menu/taskbar.
- Click on the ‘Settings and more’ button at the top-right corner of the Edge browser.
- Click on ‘Settings’ option.
- Scroll down in the ‘Settings’ and under ‘Advanced settings’, click on ‘View advanced settings’.
- Under ‘Autofill settings’, make sure the ‘Save passwords’ option is turned ‘On’.
Now, whenever you fill up any login form, Edge will ask for saving password for that site.
2. Saving Passwords in Edge
Turning just an option on in Edge does not make your password save automatically. To save passwords:
- Open Edge and navigate to any website’s login form for which you want to save the password.
- Type in the username and password then press ‘Enter’ key from your keyboard.
- Click on ‘Yes’ to save a password in the bottom prompt.
After this, you don’t have to worry about remembering the password for this site again. Edge will autofill the username and password whenever you reopen the site.
3. View Saved Sites with Password
If you want to look for the saved passwords in the Edge then follow the steps given below:
- Launch Microsoft Edge and click on the ‘Settings and more’ option from the top-right corner of the screen.
- Navigate to this path ‘Settings > View advanced settings > Manage passwords’.
- In this section, you can view all the sites that you have saved password previously. Also you will see the list of sites that you have never saved password or chosen not to save password when prompted by Edge.
4. View Saved Password in Windows Credential Manager
Search “credential manager” in Windows search box and hit enter. Or go to “Control Panel > User Accounts > Credential Manager”. Click on “Web Credentials” tab to see all the sites stored in Edge. Normally the passwords are masked and hidden.
Click on the “Show” link against password for the site you want to view the saved password. You should enter your Windows login password to view the saved password.
If you use PIN, click on “more choices” and choose PIN then enter the PIN to view the saved password from Edge.
5. Deleting Saved Passwords
If you have stop using login details for any website then the saved password is just a waste Edge. You might want to delete it. To delete saved password:
- Start the Edge browser and click on the ‘Settings and more’ option from the top-right corner.
- In ‘Settings and more’, click on ‘Settings’.
- Scroll down to the bottom and click on ‘View advanced settings’ button.
- Under ‘Autofill settings’, click on the ‘Manage passwords’ button.
- Hover the cursor on the website details and click on the ‘X’ sign to delete it.
The site details will be no longer available in Edge after this.
Related: How to manage passwords in Firefox?
6. Edit Saved Passwords
If you want to change the saved password for any website then it is possible in Edge. To edit them:
- Open Edge and click on the ‘Settings and more’ option from the top-right as shown above.
- Go to ‘Settings > View advanced settings > Manage passwords’, same as in the previous step.
- Click on the website for which you want to change the password. Then click on the password input field and start typing and new ‘Password’.
- Hit ‘Save’ button to save the edited password.
This is a strange thing in Edge that you can directly change the password while you can’t view or export. This makes it difficult to import the saved passwords to another browser like Firefox or Chrome. You can only import favorites and not the passwords easily.
Though managing password is very easy with Edge, be sure to use the computer single handedly. Never save the passwords, if the laptop or PC is used by many people or you are in public network. Also as mentioned importing passwords to Chrome or Firefox is not an easy task as the passwords are stored in credential manager and not in the browser.