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How to Delete Saved Passwords on Mac: No Magic Required

18.01.2018

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Why in the world would one want to erase the passwords stored in browsers on a personal Mac? Well, think 'security.' As the old saying goes, it's not wise to put all your eggs into one basket. The same way, keeping all your passwords in one place is not safe and could jeopardize your money or private data. As long as you do not let anyone else use your Mac, the threat is minimal. But what if you're selling your device or lend it to your friend or colleague? In any case, it is good to know how to get rid of the saved passwords on a Mac. From this article, you will learn how to clear all passwords the most popular browsers.

How to See Saved Passwords on Mac?

Here is how a Mac owner can find and observe the saved passwords in the most popular browser for Apple devices – Safari.

  • Launch Safari, go to the menu and select Preferences.
  • Pick the 'Passwords' tab.

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  • Or pick the 'AutoFill' tab and press 'Edit' next to the 'User names and passwords' line.

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  • At this point, you will be asked to enter the admin password.
  • In the popped-up window, select website from the list to view the saved password.

Mind that the passcode shows up only when it is chosen and allowed. The passwords cannot appear all at once.

One more thing to keep in mind before moving on: make sure you have all passwords saved elsewhere. The good idea might be to write them all down in the notebook. Handwriting still makes sense when it comes to things like that.

How to Delete Passwords from Safari?

After you're done writing down passwords elsewhere, you can move to eliminating all saved paroles and other login details in Safari. Follow these steps:

  • Launch the Safari browser.
  • In the menu bar, pick Preferences.
  • Choose the 'Passwords' tab and enter the admin password if required.
  • Select the password you want to delete.
  • Press the 'Remove' button in the lower right corner of the window.

How to Delete Saved Passwords in Chrome?

Even though most of the Mac owners prefer Safari, the Chrome browser is often used alongside with it. Once you need to remove passwords from Google Chrome, take these steps to clear them out in this browser:

  • Launch the Chrome browser.
  • Pick 'Settings' from the menu (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  • Click on 'Advanced' to expand the list of preferences.
  • Click on 'Manage passwords' in the 'Passwords and forms' section.
  • Open the drop-down menu (three vertical dots) next to the password you wish to erase and select 'Remove.'

How to Delete Saved Passwords in Firefox?

Much like in Chrome, you can find and remove the stored passwords in Firefox. This is, perhaps, the third most popular browser among Mac owners after Chrome and Safari. Here is a way to get rid of the saved passwords in Firefox Mozilla:

  • Launch Firefox on your Mac.
  • Open 'Settings' from the menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner.
  • Move to the 'Security & privacy' section.
  • Select 'Saved passwords.'
  • In the popped-up window, you can remove separate passwords or delete them all at once.

The External Solutions You Should Try!

Those Mac owners who prefer using multiple browsers may find it a bit time-consuming to clear passwords in each browser separately. Besides, saved passwords are not the only issue that may jeopardize your privacy. You should also clean caches on a regular basis so. Fortunately, there is a fast and easy way to clean user caches on Mac – try MacFly Pro cleaner. The app not only eliminates all user and system cache, but also wipes tons of garbage from the computer.

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