Microsoft Edge is a new browser from Microsoft which was introduced in Windows 10. Unlike default Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge was is built in such a way that it can compete with other popular browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Another good thing about Edge browser is that it doesn’t consume much memory of the system, hence it is fast. This browser have got a neat and clean user interface, along with light theme (for day) and dark theme (for night) to provide best user experience. This browser is smooth, and won’t struck in between like IE browser, so you can also use this as default web browser for you system.
Though there are many new features available in Microsoft Edge, but there’s one thing in common among all popular and best web browsers, password saver. Whenever you log into a website for the first time using your email/username and password, every browser asks you to save password for that website. You can get this feature in Microsoft Edge too, when you get a notification “Would like to save your password for this website” when you log in. Though you should never use this feature on a public computer, but saving passwords in browser is really helpful.
How To Remember Passwords In Microsoft Edge Browser
Every browser, but default is set to ask you to save passwords whenever you log into any website using an email/username and password. If you are not getting save your password option while logging in with Microsoft Edge, then you might have turned off the feature named “offer to save password” from the settings. To enable it, simply click on the More button (three dots) from the top right corner of Edge browser, and then click on Settings from the drop down menu.
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Now scroll down and click on “View Advanced Settings”. This will open advanced settings for your browser, and now find “Privacy and Services” section where you can find “offer to save passwords” option. If it is turned off, then turn it On and now it will start asking you to save your passwords in Microsoft Edge next time when you log into any website.
Do remember that you should only use this feature if you are a single PC user and never on a public PC or on a system that is used by many people. By following the method above you can remember passwords in Microsoft Edge browser and enable the option to save passwords in Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10. Now let’s move on to section where we will be telling you about how to manage save passwords in Edge and how to delete passwords from Microsoft Edge browser.
Manage Saved Passwords In Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Browser
After saving the passwords with Edge browser, there comes the time when you want to view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge and there are only few guides available to show that. So now we are going to tell you about the method to manage saved passwords in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.
Another good thing to know about Edge browser is that you cannot view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10, which is just another good security feature in Windows 10. While saved passwords cannot be seen, but can be used for auto logging into websites, so don’t remember passwords in Microsoft Edge browser on a public PC.
To view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge browser you can visit the Credential Manager in Control Panel. Microsoft Credential Manager stores all of the saved passwords with their username/email that you use on your system to log into a website. Another good thing about Windows Credential Manager is that along with username or email, you can also find password details like the URL and the web browser on which it has been saved. Not just passwords, but Credentials Manger also have information related to administrator account, Wi-Fi details, internet details and many more. To view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows follow the steps mentioned below.
- To open Credential Manager on Windows 10, you can type Credential Manager in search box, and click on the option that appears on the first. Another thing you can do to open Credential Manager is open Control Panel, then click on User Accounts. Now there will be option for Credential Manager.
- Now there will be 2 options available: Windows Credentials and Web Credentials. If you want to view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge browser, then click on Web Credentials.
- Here you can see a list of saved passwords in Edge browser, and from here you can either delete, copy or manage your saved passwords. If you are not sure about any saved password, then you can have a look at the URL of the website to know more about it.
- If you want view more information about the saved password of a website, then click on the small down arrow icon to expand that section.
- By default all of your passwords will be hidden behind asterisks *****, and if you want to see them then just click on the “Show” link beside them.
- When you will click on Show link, you will be prompted to enter the current user account password of your system so that it can verify the ownership of that account. This will help you in securing your passwords from someone unknown who is using your device.
How To Delete Passwords Saved In Edge Browser
If you want to delete saved username and password for a website, then you can click on the Remove button at the bottom to delete it. When you will click on remove button, a confirmation dialog box will appear on your screen. Click on No to revert back without any changes or click on Yes to delete saved passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
When you will visit that website again, and log in with your username and password, then Microsoft Edge will ask you again whether you want to save password for that website or not. Don’t forget to click on NO button so that the credentials are not saved again.
If you are using Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 as your default web browser, then you should definitely remember passwords in Microsoft Edge for faster login. Though this setting is on by default, but you can turn it off if you don’t want to remember passwords in Microsoft Edge. There are many password managers available for Windows to save passwords, but while Windows Edge offers you to remember passwords, you don’t need any third party software for that. If you want to know anything about Microsoft Edge password saver, or if you want to know more about how to remember passwords in Microsoft Edge option, then do let us know about them via comments below.