How to manage saved passwords on Android with Google Password Manager

By MUO Staff

Want an easy and reliable way to manage all your Android passwords? Using the built-in Google Password Manager on your smartphone can help.

When you log in to an app or website for the first time, you will see a pop-up asking you to save your credentials. When you press the Save button, it will ask you to select the Google Account, and once you have done so, your phone will not only save your username and password, but also fill them in automatically the next time you sign in.

The AutoFill feature works even on your computer if you use the same Google Account. In addition to automatically filling in the fields, Google Password Manager also allows you to manage saved passwords on your smartphone. Here’s how you can do it.

How to view saved passwords on Android

When you frequently use autofill, chances are you’re forgetting the password for a website or app. Fortunately, Google Password Manager stores all of your credentials so you can view them whenever you want.

To view a saved password on an Android device:

  1. Go to and sign in with the Google Account you used to store your passwords.
  2. On the following page you will find a list of all your saved passwords.
  3. Tap the account name for which you want to see the password. Then verify yourself by entering either your Android lock screen password or your Google Account password.
  4. Once you have completed the verification, you will have access to the credentials associated with the account.


How to update saved passwords on Android

The steps to update saved passwords on Android are almost like seeing them. You can update a saved password in two ways. First, when you sign in with a new password, you will see an on-screen pop-up asking you to update your Google Password Manager password. Press Update the button automatically updates the password for you.

If you do not get the pop-up window, you can always manually update the password for a website / app. Here’s what you need to do to update a saved password on Android:

  1. Visit using the Chrome browser on your Android and sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Tap the account for which you want to update the password.
  3. Verify yourself using your device’s lock screen password or your Google Account password.
  4. After confirmation, you will see the username and password. Below the password you can see Edit button.
  5. Press Edit button, enter a new password, and then press Saving to update it.

How to delete saved passwords on Android

Google Password Manager is a very handy feature implemented on Android devices. With its one-touch save and auto-fill services, chances are you may have created a mess of usernames and passwords that you no longer need. Follow the steps below to get rid of all such passwords.

  1. Go to and sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Search and select the account for which you want to delete the credentials.
  3. First, authenticate yourself using either your device’s password or your Google Account password.
  4. Once the authentication is successful, you will have access to the login information. Press Delete possibility.
  5. It will ask for confirmation. Once confirmed, the credentials associated with the account will be deleted.

When you delete an entry from Google Password Manager, the password is deleted from Google’s database and you can not recover, so always think twice before deleting it.

Is Google Password Manager secure?

Any password manager, including Google Password Manager, is secure as long as the parent’s login information is strong and secure. Once your parents’ login information is compromised, your passwords are no longer secure.

With Google Password Manager, you can even use two-factor authentication to keep your data secure. This extra layer of security will help you when someone tries to sign in to your Google Account.

Why use Google Password Manager?

For Android users, it is the best choice for a password manager as most of the options are paid and mostly offer features that are unnecessary for casual users. Another reason is that Google Password Manager was developed by Google, which is also the company behind Android. You can trust it with your passwords, and the chances of data breaches from Google are small.

Here are some features offered by Google Password Manager:

  1. Unlimited storage space: You can save as many passwords as you want as there is no restriction.
  2. Password availability: You can also manage all passwords from your desktop, as they are stored in your Google Account and synchronized between all devices, provided you are logged in with your account.
  3. Generating passwords: If you’re tired of creating a new, strong password for each site you visit, Google Password Manager can help you. Google Password Manager allows you to generate passwords that comply with the secure password guidelines. For example, some sites ask their users to choose a password with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number.
  4. More credentials: Unlike other password managers, Google Password Manager can store multiple passwords for a single website or app. It further allows you to choose which account you want to log in with by entering a drop-down menu containing the additional credentials for the site.
  5. Password control: Google Password Manager lets you control the security of passwords stored in your Google Account. It will not only tell you the strength of the password but also tell you if it was revealed in a third party data breach.

Easily manage all your passwords in one place

The one-touch password and auto-fill feature on your Android is convenient and works flawlessly with all Google Accounts logged in to your phone. With Google Password Manager, you can view, edit and remove your passwords anytime you want.

Google Password Manager is reliable, feature-rich and easy to use. It is one of the best free password managers currently available for your Android phone. That said, if you need a password manager with premium features such as VPNs and identity monitoring, you can get one by spending some money.

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