To remember passwords, many of us rely on password managers. And, just like Google Chrome and many other mainstream browsers, including Microsoft Edge gives you the facility to save passwords. However, many users have bumped into issues where the password manager of the Microsoft Edge browser on their PC was not working – It surfaced issues like not remembering passwords or not saving passwords.
In this post, we’ll give you some quick ways to fix the issue and save yourself from the plight of remembering passwords.
What To Do If Microsoft Edge Doesn’t Remember or Save Passwords on Windows 11/10
Solution No. 1 – Enable Save passwords
In case the password manager of your Microsoft Edge browser is refusing to save passwords or failing to remember passwords, it is likely that you have disabled the Offer to save passwords button. To enable it, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1 – Launch Microsoft Edge on your PC.
Step 2 – Click on the three horizontal dots (ellipses) at the top-right corner of the screen and click on Settings.
Step 3 – From the left, click on Profiles, and from the right-hand side, click on Passwords.
Step 4 – Enable the Offer to save passwords.
Now head to a website and see if Microsoft Edge asks you to save passwords or not. If not move on to the next step.
Solution No. 2 – Enable Browser Cookies
Sometimes in order to save passwords using Microsoft Edge browser’s password manager, it is important that you enable browser cookies. To check if you have done that or not, follow the steps mentioned below –
Step 1 – Click on the ellipses and select Settings as shown above.
Step 2 – Click on Cookies and site permissions from the left-hand side.
Step 3 – From the right, click on Manage and delete cookies and site data.
Step 4 – Toggle on the switch that says Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)
Step 5 – Also check the Block list and check if the websites for which you are unable to save passwords are listed here. If they are, remove them from the list.
Solution No. 3 – Use A Password Manager
Up until now if none of the above solutions have been able to fix the issue, you can try out a dedicated password manager.
A third-party password manager like TweakPass Password Manager is a great alternative to Microsoft’s Edge own password manager. It comes packed with some great features and as far as how secure it is – It saves your sensitive information using the strongest AES encryption.
To know more about TweakPass Password Manager, its various features, pricing, and all other major aspects, check out this post.
To give you a small demonstration and get you started, here is how you can download and work with TweakPass Password Manager’s extension for Microsoft Edge –
Step 1 – Get TweakPass Password Manager from the Microsoft Store.
Step 2 – Click on the three horizontal dots from the top right side (ellipses) select Extensions and click on TweakPass: Free Password Manager.
Step 3 – Sign up for an account if you haven’t yet or log in using credentials.
And, that’s how you can start saving the passwords for websites on your Microsoft Edge browser again.
Solution No. 4 – Did You Add Websites To Never Saved List
Another reason why the Microsoft Edge browser is unable to save passwords could be that you have added some websites to the Never Saved list. In that case, Microsoft Edge won’t save or remember passwords for those websites. In order to check or remove websites from the Never Saved list, follow these steps –
Step 1 – Open Settings using the steps shown above.
Step 2 – Click on Passwords.
Step 3 – Scroll down till you reach the Never saved passwords section. You can either check the list of websites for which Edge is not saving passwords or you can enter the website in the search bar and see if it is the Never saved passwords list.
Step 4 – Click on the X icon to remove a website from the Never saved passwords list.
Are You Able To Save Passwords On Microsoft Edge?
We hope that after trying out the solutions above, your Microsoft Edge will again be able to remember and save passwords. If you found the information helpful, do let us know in the comments section below. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek. You can also find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Flipboard, YouTube, and Facebook.