How to Remove Saved Pass­words on Firefox

Parth Shah

It’s quite easy to create an online account and then forget about login credentials. People often invest in a decent password manager to keep their private info and password details safe. The leading browsers, such as Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari, also offer a built-in password manager to make the auto-fill process hassle-free. Consumers usually save the login info in the browser’s password manager. When you switch to another browser, then you should export or remove the saved passwords from an old browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Firefox remove passwords

The problem is, while switching to a new browser like Microsoft Edge, people only import bookmarks and history. They often forget about saved passwords on the old browser and leave the confidential information behind.

Suppose you are moving from Firefox to a rival browser or want to simplify the saved password entries. In that case, you should delete those unused and irrelevant passwords from the Firefox browser.

In this post, we are going to talk about how to delete saved passwords on Firefox. Users can either opt for the Firefox desktop browser or use the Firefox Lockwise app (more on that later) to modify or remove saved passwords.

Use Firefox Desktop

Users can use the Firefox desktop app to look at the saved passwords and make changes. Go through the steps below, remove passwords from Firefox.

Step 1: Open the Firefox app on the desktop.

Step 2: Make sure you are signed in using the Firefox login credentials.

Step 3: Tap on the Settings menu at the upper right corner.

Firefox options

Step 4: Open the Logins and Passwords menu.

Step 5: Firefox has rebranded its password manager as Firefox Lockwise. You can either use the Search bar at the top, or the scrolling menu to go through the saved login and password info.

Step 6: Select the item that you want to delete. You will see the website address, username, password, created date, modified date, last used date, and more. Tap on the ‘Remove’ at the upper right corner and double-confirm your decision.

Remove

From the same menu, you can edit the password information as well. You should take a look at last used information at the bottom and see if it’s still relevant for you or not.

You can also access the Firefox Lockwise by going into Firefox Settings > Options > Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Logins and Passwords and tap on the ‘Saved Logins’ option.

Login and passwords

Use Firefox Lockwise on Android or iOS

Unlike Chrome or Edge, Firefox offers a separate password manager called Firefox Lockwise on Android and iOS. You can download and use the Firefox Lockwise app as any other third-party password manager on Android and iOS. The process makes it easy to auto-fill login info on the mobile apps.

You can modify and remove the saved password from Firefox Lockwise as well. Go through the steps below to delete unwanted passwords from mobile apps.

Step 1: Download and install the Firefox Lockwise app on Android or iOS.

Step 2: Open the app and sign in using Firefox account credentials.

Step 3: Give the service a couple of minutes, and it will sync the saved passwords from desktop to mobile.

Step 4: Tap on the login info that you want to delete.

Firefox lockwise
Delete login on mobile

Step 5: Select ‘Delete Login’ from the following menu.

Firefox Lockwise is a basic password manager on the phone. You can’t add new items, modify the existing ones, and even lack the multiple vaults support. The entries only get added when you try to log in a service using the Firefox browser on the desktop.

Export Login Info

Users usually remove passwords from Firefox when they plan to move to another browser or are not using the older credentials. In such cases, it’s advisable to export the login information with you. Firefox allows you to export the login details so you can easily add them to the new browser. Follow through the steps below to export login info in the Firefox browser.

Step 1: Open the Firefox app on the desktop.

Step 2: Make sure you are signed in using the Firefox login credentials.

Step 3: Tap on the Settings menu at the upper right corner.

Step 4: Open the Logins and Passwords menu.

Firefox options

Step 5: Tap on the three-dot menu beside the profile picture.

Export firefox logins

Step 6: Select Export Logins and Firefox will create and save a CVC file on your device.

Export as csv

Now, you can import the CSV file to the new browser and enjoy the seamless auto-fill process.

Delete Saved Passwords From Firefox

As I mentioned earlier, People often forget to remove unnecessary login info from the old browser. The practice makes users vulnerable to potential data theft. If you plan to move on from Firefox or want to keep the Firefox Lockwise clean, you should remove the unwanted and irrelevant login entries from the Firefox Lockwise.

Next up: Are you getting confused between Firefox and Chrome on Android? Read the post below to find the differences between the two.


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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at Guiding Tech writing about apps comparison, tutorials, software tips and tricks and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.