In this tutorial, we will show you how to view, edit, and delete saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser. You might have logged in across a plethora of websites until now. And it is never an easy task keeping a note of all of them. This is where an in-built password manager comes in handy. Microsoft Edge browser comes pre-built with a handy password management tool that allows you to efficiently manage all your saved passwords. You could get a hold of the login ID, password, and the complete URL of the website as well.
It is anything but obvious that you would need the administrative account to log in to the browser. Apart from that, there aren’t any other pre-requisites that need to be met. With that said, there exist two different methods to view and delete saved passwords on Microsoft Edge. The first one is from the browser itself while the second route involves using the Web Credentials option from the Control Panel. We will list out both the methods. Go through both of them and settle for the one that suits your needs.
Manage Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge
Let’s first check out the steps to view and manage saved passwords right from the Microsoft Edge browser. Here are the steps for that:
- Launch the Edge Browser and click on the three horizontal dots situated at the top-right.
- Click on the Settings option from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Then head over to the Profiles section from the left menu bar.
- Click on the Passwords option. From the next time onwards, you could directly use the edge://settings/passwords URL to access the password page of the browser.
- The first toggle spells out “Offer to save passwords”. When this option is enabled, Microsoft Edge will display a pop-up asking you whether or not it should save the new password that you have just entered.
- The next option is regarding the Sign In automatically. Once enabled, the browser will automatically pick up from the saved passwords and log in to the concerned website. On the other hand, if this option is disabled, Microsoft will then ask for your permission every time before signing in to a website.
- Saved passwords will be the third and final section, and this is what you might be looking for. It holds all the saved passwords, along with the website name and the username.
- To view any of your saved passwords, just click on the Eye icon and enter the administrative password.
- On the other hand, to delete your saved passwords, click on the three horizontal dots and select Delete next to the password that needs to be removed.
- From the same menu, you could get a hold of Saved password details. This also shows the same details (website, username, and password), albeit in a tabular form.
So these were the steps to manage all your saved passwords via the Microsoft Edge browser. Let’s now turn our attention towards the Web Credentials method from the Control Panel. Follow along.
Manage Saved Passwords via Web Credentials
- Search for Control Panel from the Start menu. Within that make sure the view is set to Category. Then click on User Accounts.
- Now click on Manage Web Credentials. This should be present within the Credentials Manager Screen.
- You would now be able to view all your saved passwords. Clicking on any of these passwords will further expand the menu.
- Within that, you will be able to get a hold of the Website Address (URL), Username, Roaming, Saved By, and Password.
- Now if you wish to view any password, click on the Show option next to that saved password.
- On the other hand, you could make use of the Remove option to delete any of these saved passwords. It goes without saying that you need to have an administrative account to either view or delete these passwords.
So this was the second method to manage your saved passwords in Microsoft Edge. If at any point in time, you have to delete all the saved passwords at once, then the above-mentioned approaches might take up a lot of time. This is because you will have to manually remove each one of the saved passwords. Fortunately, there exists another method through which you could delete all the saved passwords at once. Follow the below steps to carry out this process.
Deleting All Passwords at Once
- Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
- Click on the three horizontal dots situated at the top right and head over Settings.
- Now choose the Privacy and Services option from the left menu bar.
- Scroll a little bit down until you reach the Clear browsing data section.
- Click on the Choose what to Clear button right next to Clear browsing data now option.
- In the next popup that appears, click on Time Range and select All Time (or the option that suits your needs).
- Next, select the Password option and untick all the other options.
- When that is done, click on the Clear Now button.
That is all from this guide on how to effectively manage all your saved passwords from the Microsoft Edge browser. We have shared two different methods to carry out the said process, chose the one that meets your needs. Furthermore, the steps to delete all the passwords at once has also been mentioned. If you still have any other queries left, do let us know in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that deserve your attention as well.