How to Make Microsoft Edge Suggest Strong Passwords

Creating strong passwords for your online services is important. And Microsoft Edge can generate and save them for you. Here’s how.

Microsoft Edge, by default, will ask to save your password credentials when you log into a website. It can save and sync your passwords, too. That makes it easy to manage them between devices. But if you have a hard time coming up with strong passwords that you can remember, Edge can do it for you. That way, you don’t need to use a separate password manager. You need to remember your Microsoft account password, and Edge will sync passwords, settings, and more. Here’s how to set up Edge to generate strong passwords for you.

Make Microsoft Edge Suggest Strong Passwords

To get started, launch Microsoft Edge on your desktop, click the Settings and more (three dots) button, and click Settings.

Edge Settings

Then from the left-hand column, click on Profiles.

Edge Profiles

Next, from the list on the right, click on the Passwords option from the menu.

Edge Passwords Options

First, turn on the “Offer to save passwords” switch at the top. Then turn on the “Suggest strong passwords” button. Note that when it’s on, Edge will suggest strong passwords, and if you choose it, it will save the password. And the password will be auto-filled the next time you need it.

Edge Suggest Strong Passwords

Note: Since you are getting recommendations for strong passwords, you’ll probably want to make sure the Sync feature is enabled, too. This ensures that your strong passwords are synced between devices when logged in with your Microsoft account.

Now that you have strong password recommendations enabled, the next time you create an account for a new site, Edge will suggest a strong password for it. Like in the example below. If you don’t like the password, you can always click the Refresh button to get a new one.

Strong Password Offered by Edge

Note: For most sites, you’ll need to click in the password field before a strong password is generated. Also, unlike password managers such as LastPass or 1Password, you can’t specify the password’s length and complexity.

Password Manager Generate Password

Password managers like 1Password and LastPass allow you to manage password complexity.

And for more on Microsoft Edge, check out how to view saved passwords. Or, if you are using a separate password manager, check out how to make Edge stop asking to save passwords.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Mr R C Window

    May 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    I don’t have that option but have got the latest version of Edge?
    Why is this?

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