How to find saved passwords on Android

Lukas Grigas
Cybersecurity Content Writer
find passwords on Android

Gone are the simpler days when just one password was all it took to get you through the day. Now, we're swamped. Everything needs a password – from the loyalty card at your favorite coffee place to your bank accounts. Keeping track of them all has become a mission of its own. And if you're trying to untangle this knot on an Android device, finding that one password you've let slip can be a hassle, especially if you don’t know where to look.

But worry not, because there's one thing that can help you find those saved passwords and make sure your accounts are safe — a friendly, easy-to-digest guide. So, without further ado, let’s jump in.

How to find passwords stored on your Android device

Using built-in settings

Android comes equipped with a handy feature that lets you check your saved passwords on demand. All you need to do is access your Android device’s settings and search for Passwords & accounts. There, you’ll find a list of accounts with saved passwords and will be able to manage, update, or delete your credentials as needed.

Using Google Chrome

For the many of us who lean on Google Chrome for our online activities, there’s good news. Chrome on Android makes it incredibly easy to view, manage, or remove saved passwords.

Here's a quick rundown of how to do that:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on your Android device.

  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner of the browser.

  3. Now select Settings.

  4. Choose Passwords.

Once you've completed the final step, you will have access to all of your saved passwords and manage them as needed.

For a detailed guide on managing your passwords in Chrome, refer to our comprehensive blog post here.

How to find saved passkeys on your Android device

Passkeys are a novel, more secure alternative to passwords, introduced by the FIDO Alliance and adapted by Google to make logging into websites and apps simpler and safer. This innovation marks a significant leap beyond traditional password protection, offering a seamless blend of simplicity and enhanced security for website and app logins.

With passkeys, the process of logging into websites and apps becomes significantly faster and more secure as it eliminates the vulnerabilities associated with traditional password-based systems. For Android users, this means an upgrade to a more secure, efficient way of accessing online services without the constant worry of password theft or phishing attacks.

To dive deeper into all things passkeys and learn how to use them on your Android device for a safer, more streamlined online experience, be sure to check out our blog post covering the topic of passkeys in detail.

A simpler way to store and manage your passwords and passkeys on Android

Let's be honest, the convenience of built-in password management tools is great, but when you really want to level up your online security, third-party password managers such as NordPass are where it's at.

Think of password managers as your Swiss Army Knife of the online world; not only do they keep all your passwords in a single secure place, but they also step up by creating strong, complex and, one-of-a-kind passwords for each of your accounts.

Imagine not having to hit the "forgot password" link every time you log into an account because your password manager remembers all your complex passwords for you. And we're not talking about passwords using your pet's name followed by ‘123’. We're talking about passwords so strong that even a seasoned hacker would think twice before trying to crack them. Plus, with a password manager like NordPass, you're not just getting a storage unit for your passwords and passkeys; you’re getting a variety of other handy security features such as Data Breach Scanner, Email Masking, machine-learning enhanced autofill, and more.

So, while sticking with the built-in options might seem convenient, embracing the prowess of a third-party password manager could be the upgrade your online security needs. It's like choosing between a regular door lock and a state-of-the-art security system for your home. The choice is clear for those who value their online safety.

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