How to Turn On or Off Password Generator in Microsoft Edge

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This post shows students and new users steps to turn on or off password generator in Microsoft Edge browser. It is recommended that you use a strong and unique password for each of your online accounts.

Creating strong and unique password for each account online is not an easy feat. Using a simple passwords and repeating them across your accounts can be dangerous practice because one compromised password can make you vulnerable across all your accounts.

Password Generator in Microsoft Edge is a game-changer. You can use password manager in Microsoft Edge to automatically generate a strong, unique password suggestion each time you need one.

Each time you generate a strong password, it is saved automatically in the browser and filled across all your signed-in devices so you don’t have to remember it.

Below is how to turn on or off password generator in Microsoft Edge.

How to turn on password generator in Microsoft Edge browser

As mentioned above, one can use password manager in Microsoft Edge to automatically generate a strong, unique password suggestion each time you need one. The generated password is automatically saved in the browser so you don’t have to remember it, and can be used to sign into your account online.

Below is how to use password generator in Microsoft Edge.

Password Generator requires you to be signed in and syncing passwords. To use password generator in Edge, make sure that you’re signed in and syncing your password in Edge.

Once password syncing is enabled, go to the Settings (ellipses at top corner)

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In the Settings pane, go to Profiles Passwords, then select the Suggest strong password tile, and toggle the button to the On position.

Alternatively, you can use the URL below to go directly to the password page in Edge.

edge://settings/passwords
microsoft edge suggest strong password

That’s it. The suggested password is now enabled in your browser and will automatically suggest strong and unique password each time you one to use it.

microsoft edge suggest strong password form

How to turn off suggested password in Microsoft Edge browser

If you don’t want suggested password in Microsoft Edge browser, you can quickly turn it off. To do that, reverse the steps above by going to Settings ==> Profiles ==> Passwords.

Alternatively, use the URL below to go directly to the password settings page.

edge://settings/passwords

Then select the suggested password tile, and toggle the button to the Off position to disable it.

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That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off password generator in Microsoft edge browser. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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