So you’ve set yourself up with a password manager and you’re feeling like a cybersecurity wizard – as you should! Flying high, you hop online, ready to effortlessly log in with a single click – but suddenly, it happens.
Your go-to browser is still offering to save your passwords, getting in the way of your smooth sailing. Not cool.
These prompts can turn from mild inconveniences to major annoyances fast, so it’s best to turn them off as soon as possible. Struggling to find the right option or toggle to disable your browser’s built-in password manager? Here’s a quick guide for Chrome, Safari, Edge, Brave, and Firefox.
Disabling browser password manager prompts
First, if you haven’t already, make sure to move any passwords you’ve saved in your browser over to your password manager so they’re safely stored and easily accessible. Now you can move on to disabling your browser password manager prompts:
- Launch Chrome.
- At the top right, select Profile and then Passwords.
- Turn Offer to save passwords off.
- Launch Firefox.
- In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, select Firefox and select Preferences. Select the menu button.
- Select Privacy & Security in the panel to the left.
- Scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section.
- Uncheck the box next to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites.
- Launch Safari.
- Select the Safari menu and choose Preferences.
- Select the AutoFill icon.
- Turn off all the AutoFill settings: Using info from my contacts, Usernames and passwords, Credit cards, and Other forms.
- Launch Edge.
- Select Settings and more and then choose Settings.
- Select Profiles and then choose Passwords.
- Turn off Offer to save passwords.
- Launch Brave.
- Open the Main Menu in the top right.
- Select Settings then Additional Settings then Auto-fill then Passwords.
- Turn off Offer to Save Passwords.
Once you’re all set, don’t forget to erase any passwords that you might have saved using your browser’s built-in password manager. This will make sure your sensitive information is only stored in one, easy-to-find spot, and has the added benefit of helping you cut down on digital clutter.
Take full advantage of your password manager
Once you’ve disabled your browser’s password manager prompts, you can enjoy the full benefits of a dedicated password manager, including:
- Access to your logins on every device and browser.
- The flexibility to store any kind of sensitive data, not just passwords.
- A tool focused only on storing and protecting your data, and nothing else.
The simple life
Adopting a password manager like 1Password is all about making your life as simple and secure as possible, so don’t let unwanted browser prompts get in the way. It can be easy to put off this little bit of digital housekeeping, but trust us – it’s a task worth completing sooner rather than later.
Once you’ve turned off your browser’s built-in password manager, you can get back to seamlessly saving and autofilling passwords throughout the day, regardless of which device or browser you’re using.