Creating different passwords for different accounts and websites is a practical and safe idea. If one of your accounts was hacked, you can still keep your other accounts secured by using unique passwords.
Google Chrome offers a feature that helps users organize and remember their passwords. The browser’s built-in password manager saves your passwords, so you do not have to copy it somewhere and manually type your password whenever you log in to a website. The password manager will automatically log you in.
However, if you are planning to use a dedicated password manager, with much safer options like Lastpass or 1Password, it is ideal to delete your saved passwords in Chrome. The reason is to prevent duplicates in the future and avoid errors in your login.
Deleting your passwords is easy but what if you have more than a hundred saved passwords?
Delete All Saved Passwords from Google Chrome in Bulk
Deleting your passwords in bulk saves you time. However, Google Chrome does not have an option that allows this. You will have to manually delete each password one at a time. But, there is a way on how you can bulk delete all your saved passwords in Chrome without doing the manual method. The workaround is resetting your Chrome sync.
But, before you start to reset your Chrome sync, it is recommended to do a backup of your bookmarks. Resetting your Chrome sync will still restore your bookmarks and extensions but you can never be too sure. Having a backup is double assurance in case something wrong may happen during the process.
How to Perform Backup for your Google Chrome Bookmarks
- Launch your Chrome browser.
- Click the Menu button or the three-dotted icon.
- Select Bookmarks and click the Bookmarks manager.
- On the upper right corner, click the menu button.
- Choose Export bookmarks.
How to Reset Google Chrome Sync to Remove All Saved Passwords
- On your Chrome address bar, type https://chrome.google.com/sync and click Enter.
- Sign in your account.
- Look for the Reset Sync button and click to initiate the process.
- Select OK to confirm the reset process.
- Once done, click the Menu button.
- Click Settings.
- Click the Turn off button to turn the sync off.
- Look for Privacy and Security and under it, click Clear browsing data.
- Select Advanced.
- Under Time Range, set to All time.
- Check only the Password and other sign-in data option.
- Now, click Clear data.
The process above will delete all your saved data. If you want to restore your bookmarks and extension, follow the process again and click Turn on sync. Now, you can sign in to your Google account. Everything will be synced back to your device again except for your passwords.
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