How to Auto Save Passwords

By Shannon Cotton

Popular Web browsers have features that allow them to remember passwords so you don't have to constantly enter login information on the websites you visit. If your browser does not automatically ask if you would like to save the passwords you type, you can quickly turn the feature on and begin saving your information.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer, and click "Tools."

Step 2

Click "Internet Options," and then select the "Content" tab.

Step 3

Click "Settings" under the "AutoComplete" heading.

Step 4

Locate the box that says "User names and passwords on forms" and click the box to check it. If you want Internet Explorer to ask your permission before saving a password you type, check the box next to "Ask me before saving passwords."

Step 5

Click "OK," and then click "OK" again.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Navigate to the login page of the site you want to save a password for, and enter your password.

Step 2

Click "Remember" when Firefox asks you if you want the password to be remembered.

Step 3

Turn the Password Manager on if you are not prompted to save the passwords that you enter. This feature is turned on by default, but if it has been disabled you can enable it. Click "Tools," "Options" and "Security," and then check the box next to "Remember passwords for sites."

Apple Safari

Step 1

Open a browser window, and select "Safari" from the menu bar.

Step 2

Click "Preferences," and then click 'Autofill."

Step 3

Check the box next to "Usernames and passwords." Your passwords should be saved from now on.

Tips & Warnings

  • You might not want to save your passwords if you share a computer with other people. This could give them easy access to your login information.