Like many other web browsers, Edge does offer the ability to save passwords within the browser. When using the browser as a password manager, you don’t have to manually enter the password repeatedly every time you sign in to your online account.
This is good for the most part. However, when you change the password of your online account, Edge cannot detect the change for obvious reasons. As a result, Edge cannot auto-update the old password to the new password. The same is true for the saved usernames in Edge.
Since there is no auto-update feature, you have to manually update saved passwords in Edge every time you change the password. Of course, you can avoid all this if you are using a real and dedicated password manager like KeePass, LastPass, Enpass, etc. But, that’s for another article.
If you are stuck using the browser as your password manager, there is no need to fret; you can easily change the saved password in Edge. Here’s how to do it.
Note: This guide no longer works because the Old Edge browser is no longer present in Windows 10 or 11. I’m leaving this guide as-is for archival purposes.
Edit Saved Password in Edge
Just like with Google Chrome and Firefox, you can easily edit, update, or manage passwords saved in the Edge browser with just a few clicks. However, it is buried deep inside settings. To make matters worse, there isn’t any search feature to quickly search and open various settings.
But, don’t worry, here I am to guide you through the procedure.
1. To start, click on the Menu icon (three horizontal dots) appearing on the upper right corner of the browser and select the option “Settings” from the list.
2. In the settings panel, scroll down and click on the “Advanced Settings” button.
3. Now, scroll down until you see the “Autofill Settings” section. Here, click on the “Manage Passwords” button.
4. Edge will now show all the saved passwords. Find the account for which you want to change the saved password and click on it.
5. Now, enter your new password in the Password field and click on the “Save” button. If need be, you can even change the saved username by editing the “Username” field.
That’s it. You’ve successfully updated the saved password in Edge.
Change Saved Password in Edge – Wrapping Up
All in all, it is straightforward to edit saved passwords on Edge. You need to go through different settings.
However, for better usability and security, I recommend using a good password manager, like LastPass or Bitwarden.
For storing all your passwords offline, you can use a free and open-source password manager called KeePass. Though it is an entirely offline password manager, you can sync it using cloud services like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. There are also third-party extensions and mobile apps for you to access saved passwords on other devices.
If you don’t want to go through all that, then try Lasspass or Enpass. Both services are free to some extent and support automatic syncing between all your devices.
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I hope that helps. Comment below, sharing your thoughts and experiences using the above method to edit saved passwords in the Edge browser.