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How to disable your browser/mobile built-in password manager

Most web browsers and mobile devices include built-in password management that prompts you to save passwords for sites that you visit.

We will see in this help page how to disable this feature in web browsers and set passbolt as default password manager on iOS / Android to avoid confusion and enhance security.

Google Chrome

  • Go to chrome://settings/autofill and select Passwords
  • Turn off Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in.
Disable Google Chrome built-in password manager fig. Disable Google Chrome built-in password manager

Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to about:preferences#privacy
  • Scroll down to Logins and Passwords menu
  • Uncheck Ask to save logins and passwords for web sites
Disable Mozilla Firefox built-in password manager fig. Disable Mozilla Firefox built-in password manager

Microsoft Edge

  • Go to edge://settings/passwords
  • Turn off Offer to save passwords
Disable Microsoft Edge built-in password manager fig. Disable Microsoft Edge built-in password manager

Brave

  • Go to brave://settings/passwords
  • Turn off Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in.
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iOS

Disable iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain keeps informations like your Safari usernames and passwords, credit cards and Wi-Fi passwords up to date on any Apple device you approve.

You can disable it if you want these data located only on passbolt.

  • From settings, tap you name:
iOS settings fig. iOS settings
  • Select iCloud:
iCloud fig. iCloud
  • Select Keychain:
Keychain fig. Keychain
  • Turn off iCloud Keychain
Turn off iCloud Keychain fig. Turn off iCloud Keychain

Verify AutoFill settings

  • Go to Settings > Passwords > AutoFill Passwords
  • Select Passbolt in Allow filling from
Configure autofill on iOS fig. Configure autofill on iOS

Android

  • From Settings, go to Passwords & accounts
Passwords & accounts fig. Passwords & accounts
  • Ensure AutoFill setting is set to passbolt
Verify AutoFill setting fig. Verify AutoFill setting
Verify AutoFill setting fig. Verify AutoFill setting
  • Go back and tap on Google:
Tap on Google logo fig. Tap on Google logo
  • Select the account you want to manage. If you have multiple accounts, you will have to execute the next steps for each account.
Select your google account fig. Select your google account
  • Tap the setting icon:
Android password manager fig. Android password manager
  • Turn off Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in:
Android password manager fig. Android password manager

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