Browser Security

Delete Saved Passwords

Updated: December 5, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
Internet Security

Using your browser to store your passwords is easy, convenient and everybody does it. But what happens if they fall into the wrong hands? Almost all browsers and devices can be hacked, which is why you should learn how to delete your passwords. And we recommend not storing them in your Browsers

Why would you want to delete your Passwords?

Saved passwords are easily accessible by third parties, It could be your X or just a friend borrowing your computer. Your friend might not do much damage by accessing your social media accounts. However, a more tech savvy person will know that most Browsers today will let them check passwords even being off-line. Surprisingly, this information can be revealed with a few simple clicks of the mouse

Hackers can also establish a back door to your device and see your saved passwords to access your accounts (starting with your email and ending with your bank credentials). They can use those accounts to steal your identity or your money. So with that being said lets get started

Deleting saved passwords on your PC or Lapp-top

Google Chrome

Click on the "Profile" icon and select "Passwords". To delete your password, click on the 3-dot menu button and select "Remove"

Mozilla Firefox

Click on the "Menu" icon and select "Options". A new tab will open. From the panel on the left hand side, click "Privacy and Security", scroll down to "Forms & Passwords", then click "Saved Logins". A new window will pop up. Select the website and password you would like to delete and click "Remove" or "Remove All" if you want to delete all passwords

Internet Explorer

On the Menu bar, click "Tools" and select "Internet Options". A new window will pop up. Click "Content" tab and then "Settings". Click "Manage Passwords". A new window will open. Click on "Web credentials". Then click on the drop down arrow next to the website and password you would like to delete and click "Remove"

Apple Safari

Open Safari and click on "Preferences". Click on the "Passwords" key icon to see all of your saved passwords. It may prompt you to enter your account password before you are allowed to edit it. Then select the website and password you would like to delete and click "Remove". A new window will pop up. Click "Remove" to confirm

MS Edge

Open Edge. Click on "Settings and More". Select "Settings" and go to "Privacy and Security". Under Clear Browsing Data, select "Choose What to Clear". Select "Passwords" and click on Clear

Opera

Open an Opera window. Click on the Opera logo on the top left corner. Select "Settings" and go to the "Advanced" section. Click on "Privacy and Security" and find the Passwords and forms section. Click on "Passwords" and a new tab will open up. You’ll see various passwords saved on the browser. Click on the three dots next to each password and select Remove. To clear all passwords, go to Privacy and Security and click on Clear Browsing Data. Go to the Advanced tab and under Clear Browsing Data, select “Passwords and other Sign-in Data” Click on the Clear Data button

Deleting Passwords on your Mobile Device

Android Chrome

Open the Chrome app. On the right, next to the address bar, tap the three-dot menu button. Click "Settings" and select "Smart Lock for Passwords" or "Passwords". Click the password you would like to remove. This will open a separate page. Then click "Delete"

iPhone Safari

Go to "Settings" and scroll down to "Passwords and Accounts". Click on "Website & App Passwords" – It will prompt you to either use Touch ID or enter your password. Click on the website and password you would like to remove. Click "Edit". Click the red "-" button to delete the record


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