How to Remove or Remember a Password on Internet Explorer

By Kevin Lee

Internet Explorer can remember login passwords. This means that you don’t have to re-enter them every time you visit a password-protected website. If you manage many passwords, you can save time by letting the browser fill in login forms automatically. You also don’t have to remember passwords because Internet Explorer keeps track of them. It does this by using a function called AutoComplete. AutoComplete, by default, is disabled. You can enable it by using the browser’s control panel.

Remember a password

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer and click “Tools”

Step 2

Click "Internet Options".

Step 3

Click "Content" to open the content window.

Step 4

Click "Settings" in the AutoComplete section of the content window. The AutoComplete Settings window will appear. This is where you manage password settings.

Step 5

Put a check mark by "User names and passwords on forms" if you want Internet Explorer to remember passwords. Otherwise, uncheck the box to stop Explorer from remembering passwords.

Step 6

Put a check mark by "Prompt me to save passwords" if you want Internet Explorer to prompt you before saving a password.

Step 7

Click “OK” to close the window. Internet Explorer will begin remembering passwords.

Remove a password

Step 1

Click “Internet Options” at the top of the browser.

Step 2

Click “Delete” to open the Delete Browsing History window.

Step 3

Click “Delete passwords”. Internet Explorer will delete all saved passwords.

Step 4

Click “OK” to close the window.

Step 5

Visit a website for which Internet Explorer has remembered a password. Verify that the site’s login form is empty.