How to disable Windows Hello to access saved passwords on Chrome

If you're getting annoyed by those Chrome's Windows Hello prompts to fill in password, here are the steps to disable the feature.

Windows Hello on Chrome
Windows Hello on Chrome

On Google Chrome, you can turn off the ability for the browser to prompt you to authenticate using Windows Hello to access and automatically fill in passwords for sites you visit.

As part of the latest security improvements, Chrome shows a “Protect passwords with Windows Hello” dialog to protect access to your stored passwords for your favorite sites. According to Google, this new feature adds an extra layer of security to confirm it’s you whenever you use a saved password and share the Windows 11 device with other people.

The caveat with this feature is that it’s causing some confusion among users (via Windows Latest) as the banner to enable the experience shows up randomly, and then if the user turns on the feature, they will have to authenticate every time they want to fill in a password.

This guide will teach you the steps to disable the Windows Hello protection to access saved passwords on Google Chrome.

Disable Windows Hello for filling passwords on Google Chrome

To prevent Chrome from trying to use Windows Hello to fill passwords online, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome on Windows 11.

  2. Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Autofill and passwords.

    Autofill and passwords

  5. Click the “Google Password Manager” setting.

  6. Click on Settings from the left navigation page.

  7. Turn off the “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” toggle switch.

    Use Windows Hello when filling passwords

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will stop prompting you to enter your Windows Hello authentication to automatically fill in a saved password every time you visit a webpage.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].