How To Manage The Passwords Saved By The Internet Explorer App

Users who work with a large number of services on the Internet know that having to log in every single time you visit a particular service or website is annoying. For this reason modern web browsers offer you the option to have them save your passwords and autocomplete the login for you the next time you visit a website. In this article we will show how to manage your saved passwords when using the Internet Explorer app for Windows 8.1.

How To Save Your Passwords When Using The Internet Explorer App

The Internet Explorer app allows you to remember the passwords for websites that you are visiting. However, you will never see your saved passwords, making this approach more secure if someone else gets their hands on your computer, because they will never be able to see your password, like they would in Firefox or Chrome if you didn't set a master password.

To learn how make the Internet Explorer app ask for permission to save your passwords, please read the Change How Internet Explorer Deals with Passwords section in this article.

Now, every time you try to login on a website and you enter a username and password, a dialogue is shown, asking for permission to save your password.

You can choose one of the following options:

  • Yes - the username and password you just introduced is saved by the browser and the next time you try to get into your account on that website the login form will autocomplete.

  • Not for this site - the browser will never ask again for permission to save your login data from this website.

  • Ask me later - the browser will not save your data for now but will pop up the dialog box the next time you try to login on that website.

How To Manage Your Saved Password In The Internet Explorer App

The Internet Explorer app allows you to see a list with all the accounts that are saved by the browser and gives you the chance to manage them.

To get to your saved passwords, open the Internet Explorer app and bring up the charms. Select Settings and then Options. Then, scroll down to the Passwords section and press the Manage button.

Here you can see a list with every website for which the browser saved your sign in data.

To view your saved account info for a particular website, all you have to do is click or tap its entry in the list.

As you can see, the available information is the Account name, which holds the website for which the password was saved and the User name for that account. You don't have direct access to the saved password.

If you choose to remove the entry, simply click or tap the Remove button under the account details.

Conclusion

For some people, remembering all the passwords for their accounts may be a difficult task, especially for the websites that they don't visit often. For this reason, every browser including the Internet Explorer app offers you the option to remember your passwords. However, this can put you at risk if someone else uses your computer, as the login forms will be auto completed by the browser, leaving your guest one click away from accessing your accounts. To make sure that your login data is safe, we recommend you to use a specialised software like LastPass, so you only have to remember a single password for all your accounts.