Google provides various helpful features to assist us in different fields, such as “smart lock” and “password manager”. Google password manager automatically enters login credentials on our favorite sites and apps. This feature only works when the specific platform password has been saved in our Google account. However, this feature also causes security issues, as someone who has access to our device or Google account can easily unlock our account used on different apps or websites.
This tutorial will illustrate the suitable methods to disable Google password manager on Android phones and PC/Laptops.
How to Disable Google Password Manager on Android Smartphones?
The Autofill feature is used to fill the password into the target fields that are saved within a Google account. To turn off the Google password manager from account settings, follow the step-by-step process listed below:
- Step 1: Open “Google Chrome” on the device.
- Step 2: Tap on the “three horizontal dots” and select the “Settings” option:
- Step 3: Select the “Password Manager” option:
- Step 4: Here, toggle the switch to turn off the “Auto Sign-in and Save Passwords” option:
- Step 5: If we want to turn off the Password Manager for a specific app or website, then tap on that website/app and select the “Delete” icon. Choose the “Delete Password” option:
How to Turn Off Google Password Manager on PC/Laptop
Within the computers, the Google Chrome browser is used to save the passwords to the Google accounts; so, make sure we have logged into Chrome with that specific Google account for which need to turn off the password manager feature.
- Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on the PC and select the three vertical dots. Here, click on the “Settings” option:
- Step 2: Select the “Autofill and Password” option and then choose the “Google Password Manager” option:
- Step 3: Click on the “Settings” tab and then turn off the “offer to save password or Sign in Automatically” option:
These steps will turn off the Google Password Manager feature for the specific Google account through the Chrome browser.
Why We Should Disable Google Password Manager?
Google Password Manager provides great features and benefits, however, there are a lot of vulnerabilities that come with these benefits. For example, if data got breached from the Google server in any kind of attack then it might affect the Google account and reveal data like saved passwords.
There is also a possibility that if ever PC/Mobile got compromised and someone gained unauthorized access to our account then all of the precious passwords of banks or social accounts along with the email or username can be accessed by someone else.
We can turn off the Google password manager by two different methods, one is by disabling it through “An Android device”, and the other is by using a “ Laptop/PC”. To turn off the Password Manager on Android, open the Google account settings and then choose the “Password Manager” option. After that, turn off the “Save password and Auto Sign-in” switch. To turn off the Password Manager from the Laptop/PC, first, from the browser settings, select the “password manager” option and then disable the “Autofill and save password” option. This guide has wrapped up the 2 efficient methods to turn off the Google Password Manager.