A reader is having a hard time seeing her passwords.
“Google changed something about seeing all your passwords. I can’t seem to find mine at all. Nothing in their instructions helped me. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for your help.”
I’m not sure if you’re talking about Passwords saved in the Google Chrome browser or finding your passwords for your Google accounts in general, but I can help with both.
To find your saved passwords in the Chrome Browser, click the three-dot menu icon at the top-right of your browser and choose settings from the drop-down menu. Or go to this link: chrome://settings/
Remember, this only works in the Chrome browser.
Scroll down and click on Advanced Settings.
Scroll down to Passwords and forms. If you want Chrome to automatically fill in information for you, click the arrow next to Autofill settings.
Make sure Autofill is turned on. This is also where you can add any credit cards you’d like Chrome to remember.
To see your passwords, choose Manage passwords.
If you want to automatically sign in, make sure Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in are turned on.
Scroll down to view your saved passwords. If you don’t see any saved passwords and you know that you previously had them saved, there are a couple of possibilities. Make sure you’re logged into Chrome with the same Google ID you used when you saved those passwords. The other possibility is that perhaps you got a little overzealous with security and deleted all of your saved information.
Or go to passwords.google.com. Then sign into your Google Account. You should be able to see all of your saved passwords.
To check on or change the passwords for your Google accounts like Gmail or YouTube, go to https://myaccount.google.com/. Log in with your username and password unless you already see your name on the welcome screen.
Select Sign-in and security.
Arrow down to Password and sign-in method and click the little arrow. Sign in using your Google ID and password. If you can’t remember it, click on Forgot Password.