How to disable Google Password Manager

Lukas Grigas
Cybersecurity Content Writer
how to turn off google password manager

Ready to make the next step in your password management journey and move on past the Google Password Manager? Well, you’re in the right place.

As much as Google's password manager is convenient, some of you might be looking for higher levels of protection and flexibility. Be it more advanced encryption, in-depth insights on password strength, or the ability to handle your passwords seamlessly across any device, NordPass can serve as an excellent alternative. Let's see why you may want to make the change and how you can disable Google’s password manager.

Important: Before you disable Google’s password manager

Before you disable the Google Password Manager, we highly recommend exporting all of your saved passwords. This step is critical in case something goes wrong during the transition to the new password manager. It also simplifies the process of importing all the login data into your next password manager such as NordPass, ensuring a seamless transition without the loss of any critical information. On top of that, having a copy of your stored passwords provides peace of mind; if you encounter any issues during the transition, you will still have a copy of your login credentials for your most important online accounts and services.

How to export your passwords from the Google Password Manager

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide for exporting your passwords from the Google Password Manager in Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to Settings.

  2. Select the Autofill and Passwords tab and click Google Password Manager.

  3. Open Settings and select Download File.

  4. Enter your device's password to export the passwords.

  5. Save the CSV file to your device.

That’s it! You’ve successfully exported your password from the Google Password Manager.

How to turn off Google Password Manager in Chrome on desktop

The Google Password Manager is turned on by default in all Chrome browsers. Switching it off is quick and easy though. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Google Chrome and select your profile in the upper-right corner.

  2. Select the key icon under the profile image.

  3. Open Settings.

  4. Now switch off the toggle next to Offer to save passwords and Sign in automatically.

That’s it! The Google Password Manager on Chrome is now disabled.

How to turn off Google Password Manager on Android

Here’s a quick rundown of how you can turn off the Google Password Manager on your Android device:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android device.

  2. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

  3. Open Settings.

  4. Tap Password Manager.

  5. Select the gear icon next to Password Manager.

  6. Turn off the toggle next to Offer to save passwords and Auto sign-in.

You’re all done, the Google Password Manager is now turned off on your Android device.

How to turn off Google Password Manager on iOS

Here’s how you can turn off the Google Password Manager on your iOS device:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iOS device.

  2. Tap the three dots in the bottom-right corner.

  3. Select Password Manager.

  4. Turn off the toggle next to Offer to save passwords.

How to set up a third-party password management solution

Transitioning from the Google Password Manager to a dedicated password manager such as NordPass is a significant step towards enhancing your online security and simplifying your online interactions.

NordPass is designed with user convenience and security in mind and offers a more tailored and robust password management experience. By setting up NordPass as your dedicated password manager, you'll get a more secure and efficient way of managing your login credentials, credit card data, personal information, and more. The switch to NordPass is seamless and can be done in just a few simple steps. Here's how you can set up NordPass as your primary password manager:

Download and install NordPass

  • Visit the NordPass website to download the extension or go to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) to get the mobile app.

  • Follow the setup instructions provided on the website or app store.

  • Sign up for a new account.

Import your passwords on desktop

Once you have NordPass installed, the next step is importing your passwords. This process ensures that all your login credentials from Google Password Manager are transferred to NordPass without any data loss. Here’s a rundown of how to do it:

  1. Open the NordPass extension on your browser.

  2. Open Settings.

  3. Navigate to the Import section.

  4. Select Google Password Manager or Google Chrome from the list of options.

  5. Click Import. (Alternatively, you can choose the Other option in the Import menu.)

  6. Now, upload the CSV file you previously exported from Google Password Manager.

That’s it! Your passwords from Google Password Manager will now appear in your NordPass Vault.

Import your passwords on mobile devices

  1. Open the NordPass application on your mobile device.

  2. Open Profile.

  3. Select the browser you want to import your login information from.

  4. Follow the steps on exporting your passwords from the specific browser.

Once you complete these steps, all saved passwords will appear in your NordPass vault.

Set up NordPass as your default password manager

To make the most out of NordPass, setting it as your default password manager will ensure all your new passwords and changes are automatically saved. Here’s how you can do that:

For Desktop:

  1. Download the NordPass browser extension from the Chrome Web Store or your preferred browser’s extension store.

  2. Install the extension and log in with your NordPass account.

For Android:

  1. Open the NordPass on your Android device.

  2. Select Profile and open Settings.

  3. Switch the toggle next to Turn on autofill.

  4. Select Open Autofill Service.

  5. Now select NordPass as the preferred autofill service in device settings.

That’s it! Now NordPass will allow you to autosave and autofill your credentials, which will essentially make NordPass your default password manager on your Android device.

For iOS:

  1. Open your device’s Settings.

  2. Go to Passwords.

  3. Tap Autofill Passwords.

  4. Select NordPass and disable any other services for the best autofill experience.

By following these steps, you will effortlessly transition to NordPass as your default password manager, enjoying a more secure, efficient, and comprehensive password management experience.

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