With the recent update, the Chrome browser added support for Windows Hello authentication. Once enabled, for sensitive tasks such as auto-filling saved passwords, Chrome will show a Windows Hello authentication prompt. As you can guess, the Windows Hello support in Chrome adds an extra layer of security and makes sure that no one can access your passwords just because they have access to your browser.
While the additional security is good, if you are the only one using your computer or if you find the Windows Hello prompt unhelpful or annoying, you can follow the steps provided below to stop Chrome from showing Windows Hello prompt when filling passwords.
Disable Windows Hello Prompt for Chrome Password Autofill
If you don’t want Chrome to show Windows Hello prompt for saved password auto-fills, follow the below steps to disable the feature.
Step 1: Launch the Chrome browser by searching for Google Chrome in the Start menu.
Step 2: Open the settings tab by clicking the Menu icon and selecting the Settings option.
Step 3: Go to the Autofill and passwords > Google Password Manager page.
Step 4: Navigate to the Settings tab and turn off the “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” option.
Step 5: Restart the Chrome browser.
To add an additional layer of security, turn off the “Sign in automatically” option. Once you do that, Chrome will prompt for a password the first time you use autofill after launching the browser, and doesn’t bother you again for the rest of the session. As you can guess, it gives you the best of both worlds where you don’t have to bother with constant Windows Hello prompts but your passwords are protected from unauthorized use assuming you close the browser window after using it. Of course, if you don’t want to use Chrome autofill, you can disable it completely.
I hope this tutorial helped you in disabling the Windows Hello prompt in Chrome.
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