In Google Chrome 66, rolling out now for iOS and Mac, Google has brought a new password export feature to the web browser through which your login details can easily be migrated to any another browser using a third-party password manager app.
In this blog, I will show you how you can export your passwords from Chrome on iOS and Mac.
When you reach at the end of the process, you will only have a CVS file holding all of your login credentials. The most recommended managers like 1Password and Enpass are meant to accept the CSV files in a proper manner for importing login data.
Note: Be careful about the CSV file you export from Chrome because you will get it in plain text. That means anyone could have access to your credentials, and these credentials could really be an easy target to be read by others. So, you need to make sure that you securely delete the file once you are done importing the data into the password manager of your choice.
How to Export Passwords from Chrome on the Mac?
- Open your Google Chrome browser.
- From the Chrome menu bar, select Chrome.
- And go to the Preferences.
- Then tap on the Settings button. You will find it in the upper left corner of the tabbed Settings screen of your browser.
- Tap on the Advanced option in the Settings side panel.
- Now you need to tap on the Password and Forms option in the drop-down menu.
- Then tap on the Manage Passwords option.
- Here you have to tap on the column of vertical dots. You will find it near the top right of the Save Passwords option.
- Then in the pop-up menu, you will have to tap on the Export Passwords option.
- From here, you will need to acknowledge the pop-up warning dialog by tapping on the blue Export Passwords button.
- Also, you may need to enter your system password if asked to do so.
- And then in the Export Window, you will have to choose a location on your Mac to start exporting the CSV file.
- Finally, tap on the Save File option.
Launch the password manager of your choice and search for the import option with the login data that has been exported to your computer. The import option is typically found in the app’s menu bar under File. As soon as you finish importing the data from your CSV file, don’t forget to delete it, if possible, remove the file with a file shredding apps such as Incinerator or Secure Delete.
How to Export Chrome Passwords in the iOS?
- Open your Google Chrome browser on an iPhone or iPad.
- Click on the three dots. You will see them in the upper right side of the browser tab.
- Click on the Settings option located in the drop-down menu.
- Then click on the Passwords option.
- Now you need to click on the Export Passwords option.
- And then you will have to acknowledge the pop-up warning dialog by clicking on the Export Passwords option
- With the Share Sheet, you need to choose a secure method (i.e., exclude Mail) in order to export the CSV file.
- Then, at last, clicking on the Save to Files option will let you save the CVS file on your iOS device or in iCloud Drive.
Thank you for reading my blog; I hope this information will be helpful to you.
Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup