How to enable or disable password generator on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now has a password generator, and here's how to enable or disable the feature.

Microsoft Edge password generator
Microsoft Edge password generator

Microsoft Edge now includes a password generator that automatically suggests strong passwords when creating an account online – whether it’s for a retailer, bank, or your favorite website. 

The feature also suggests new complex passwords that are difficult to guess when changing existing credentials. When using this feature, if you decide to use the suggested password, Microsoft Edge will save and sync it automatically across all your devices connected with a Microsoft account.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable or disable the password generator built into Microsoft Edge.

How to enable suggest strong password on Microsoft Edge

To enable the automatic password generation feature, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Profiles.

  5. Under the “Your profile” section, click the Passwords option.

    Microsoft Edge password option
    Microsoft Edge password option
  6. Turn on the Suggest strong passwords toggle switch.

    Edge enable password generator
    Edge enable password generator

Once you complete the steps, any time you are on a site creating an account, the browser will popup and suggest a complex password. If you decide to use it, Microsoft Edge will automatically fill out and save it.

How to disable suggest strong password on Microsoft Edge

To prevent the Edge from suggesting passwords, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Profiles.

  5. Under the “Your profile” section, click the Passwords option.

    Microsoft Edge password option
    Microsoft Edge password option
  6. Turn off the Suggest strong passwords toggle switch.

    Edge disable password generator
    Edge disable password generator

After you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will no longer help you create strong passwords when signing up on websites.

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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 About.me. Email him at [email protected].