How to Edit Saved Passwords

By Heather Gunn and Nathan Tinga

Have you ever entered a password on a site, and then accidentally clicked the “Remember password” option that pops up instead of clicking “never”? 

We’ve all been there. You saved a password that you didn’t want to save, and now you don’t know how to fix it. Or, you wanted to save a password at the time, but now you want to get rid of it. 

But don’t worry, there’s way to change this! You can remove saved passwords from your browser to increase your internet security. 

In FireFox, click the menu button, and then select “Preferences”. From there, select “security” and then “saved passwords”, which will give you the option to edit what you need to. 

If you use Internet Explorer, it’s a bit more complicated. Open the “tools” menu and select “internet options”. Then, click “content”, and under where it says autocomplete, click on “settings”. Next, you will select “manage passwords” and “web credentials manager”.

You’ll then want to click on the drop down menu, and choose the website you’d like to edit the password for.

Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers, so chances are it’s the one you have saved passwords in. When you have Chrome open, go to the toolbar and click on “settings”. In the passwords and forms section, you’ll want to select “manage passwords”. 

And finally, Safari, another very popular web browser. Open the browser menu, and select “preferences”. Then, switch to the auto-fill tab and select the edit button for usernames and passwords, and delete the entry that corresponds with 

If you don’t use one of the browsers we mentioned, try looking in your preferences menu to see if passwords can be edited or deleted.

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