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Published on March 11th, 2024 | by Sandy Writtenhouse

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How to Manually Add Passwords to Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari

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While you can automatically save passwords in your web browser, you may have the need to add one manually. Maybe you have the autofill feature disabled, accidentally denied the request to save your credentials, or jotted it down from another location.

We’ll show you how to manually add passwords in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

Copy the URL and Sign in

Before you get started, make sure that you have the website URL copied to your clipboard or another location. You’ll need the site’s link so that you can add and save the password. 

To copy a URL from your web browser, click inside the address bar to select the link, right-click, and pick Copy.

Copy a URL

You should also sign into your browser if necessary. 

Sign into Chrome screen

Add Passwords to Google Chrome

Adding new passwords in Google Chrome has gotten easier with the Google Password Manager. This allows you to sync your passwords and manage them all in one spot.

  1. Open Chrome and do one of the following:
    • Select the Customize and control Google Chrome icon (three dots) on the top right and choose Google Password Manager.
    • Click your profile icon and pick the Google Password Manager icon (key).
    • Go directly to Google Password Manager page.
Google Password Manager selection options
  1. Choose Add at the top.
Google Password Manager Add button
  1. Paste or enter the website’s link in the Site box at the top.
  2. Paste or type both your Username and Password in those fields.
  3. Optionally, add a Note if you like.
  4. Pick Save.
Add and Save password screen for Chrome

Add Passwords to Mozilla Firefox

You can add a new password as well as manage your current passwords easily in Firefox.

  1. Open Firefox and select the Open application menu icon (three lines) on the top right.
  2. Choose Passwords.
Passwords in the Firefox menu
  1. Click the plus sign at the top of the left-hand sidebar.
Plus sign to add a password in Firefox
  1. Paste or enter the site’s link in the Website address box at the top.
  2. Paste or type both your Username and Password in those fields.
  3. Pick Save.
Add and Save password screen for Firefox

Add Passwords to Microsoft Edge

If Microsoft Edge is your preferred browser or you use it in addition to another, you can add a new password and select its category to make finding it a quick process.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and select the Settings and more icon (three dots) on the top right.
  2. Choose Settings.
Settings in the Edge menu
  1. Pick Profiles on the left.
  2. Select Passwords in the Microsoft Wallet section on the right.
Passwords in the Profile settings in Edge
  1. Choose Add at the top.
Edge Add button for a password
  1. Paste or enter the site’s link in the Website URL box at the top.
  2. Paste or type both your Username and Password in those fields.
  3. Optionally, select a Category if you keep your passwords organized by topic and add Notes if you like.
  4. Pick Save.
Add and Save password screen for Edge

Add Passwords to Safari

If you’re using a Mac, then you probably use Safari as your default browser. Plus, you can sync your passwords with Safari on your iPhone and iPad making it easy to access them on the go.

  1. Open Safari and select Safari > Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Go to the Passwords tab and enter your device password or use Touch ID.
  3. Click the plus sign at the top and choose New Password.
New Password on the Passwords tab in Safari
  1. Paste or enter the site’s link in the Website box at the top.
  2. Paste or type both your User Name and Password in those fields.
  3. Optionally, add a Title and include Notes if you like.
  4. Pick Add Password.
Add Password screen for Safari

When you find a new website that you want to log into and use regularly, saving your password just makes sense. And because each popular browser offers its own password manager, you can not only automatically save it, but add it manually if needed.

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has a BS in Information Technology and worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, Department Manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time.



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