Is Microsoft Edge not saving passwords on your PC? Then check this guide out to know all the troubleshooting methods to fix this issue. We all are habituated to browsing dozens of sites every day. Web browsers such as Microsoft Edge offer the feature to save passwords. When you sign up for any website, you have to create a username and password.
It is not practically possible to remember the unique passwords of various websites that we visit. So, syncing the password of the website account and saving it securely in the Edge browser helps us to log in easily in the subsequent times we access that website.
There is a feature on the Edge web browser that offers you to save the password you freshly create on any website. If this feature is not enabled, then Microsoft Edge won’t offer to save your passwords. Also, having accumulated junk data in the browser cache may temporarily disable the feature of saving passwords.
It is important to ensure that passwords created or updated are syncing with the browser. Also, they are getting updated on all the devices on which you use. If the same is not done, then Microsoft Edge will not be saving passwords that you will create.
How to Fix Microsoft Edge Not Saving Passwords?
There may be other reasons, such as faulty or buggy third-party extensions installed on the Edge browser, which may cause the browser not to save the password even you have enabled the feature to offer to save the passwords that you create.
Now that we know the various reasons why Microsoft Edge is not saving passwords let us implement the various fixes and resolve the snag.
Update Edge Browser
It is important to always use the latest version of the software. This will ensure a bug-free user experience and the least amount of glitches. As per a few users, updating the Edge browser on their PC to the latest version has fixed the unsaved password issue, and the browser now offers to save all the new passwords that get created.
- Open the Edge browser on your PC.
- At the top-right corner, click on the 3-dot button to expand the menu.
- Select Settings.
- On the next page, at the left-hand panel, click on About Microsoft Edge.
- Make sure at this point your PC is connected to WiFi/internet. Then automatically, the Edge browser will update itself to the latest build that has been released for the public.
Enable Offer to Save Passwords That You Will Create
To allow Edge to offer to save the passwords that you create on any website, you have to enable the concerned feature. Here are the steps to do it.
- Open the Edge browser settings by clicking on the 3-dot icon at the top-right corner.
- When you are redirected to the settings section, click on the Profiles option on the left-hand side.
- On the right-hand side, click on Passwords.
- Under that, click on the toggle beside the setting Offer To Save Passwords.
Don’t Keep Website in the Never Saved List of Edge
When you do not allow saving passwords for any website you created an account on, Edge browser lists that website under its Never Saved section. You may have sometimes accidentally disallowed the saving of passwords. The move can be undone, though.
- Launch Microsoft Edge on your PC.
- In the URL bar, type in edge://settings/passwords and press enter.
- Under the Passwords section, scroll to the Never Saved list.
- Click on the ‘X’ icon for each website that is listed in the Never Saved section.
Clear Browser Cache
Here are the steps to clear out the cache of the Microsoft Edge browser. It will refresh the junk data, and the browser features won’t glitch.
- Launch Microsoft Edge browser.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete to open up the Clear Browsing Data dialog box.
- Set the Time Range to All Time.
- Ensure to click on the checkbox Cached Images and Files.
- Then click on Clear Now.
- Restart the Edge browser, and now it should save passwords that you create on any website.
Enable Syncing of Passwords Across All Devices
Every time you create a password to update the existing ones, the change should reflect across all the devices on which the Edge browser is being used.
- Open the Edge browser.
- Click on the Profile picture of your account through which you have signed in to the browser,
- Then click on Manage Profile Settings.
- Click on Sync.
- Under the Sync settings, navigate to Passwords and click on the toggle beside it to enable the feature.
Remove Third-Party Extensions That You Do Not Use
Most of the time, I have observed that users will randomly integrate a lot of third-party web browser extensions but not use most of them or use very less. This results in extensions that do not get updated and may get buggy due to compatibility issues with the browser on which they are integrated.
So, removing the unused extensions from the Edge browser can help the browser to save passwords easily.
- Launch the Edge browser.
- Type edge://extensions.
- You will see the list of the extensions that you have integrated into the browser.
- Simply click on the toggle beside each extension that you do not use to disable them.
- Relaunch the Edge browser after disabling the extensions. Now, the browser should save passwords easily.
Reset the Edge Browser
If none of the fixes are working, you can try to reset the Edge browser. This will clear out the settings and renew the browser.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
- In the URL bar, type edge://settings/reset and press enter.
- Click on Restore Settings to Their Default Values.
- Confirm by clicking on the Reset button.
- Relaunch the browser after the resetting process is over. Now, Edge should offer to save passwords without any hassles.
So, try all these troubleshooting tips if the Microsoft Edge browser is not saving passwords on your devices. I’m sure the issue will be fixed in no time.
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