How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome

Mar 21, 2021 - 6 Comments

How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome

Planning to switch to Google Chrome as your preferred web browser on your Mac? If so, you’ll be relieved to know that importing your saved passwords from Safari to Chrome is a lot easier than you think.

Safari is the default web browser on macOS devices, similar to how Microsoft Edge is on Windows. Most people hesitate to switch to a different browser, just because they’re worried about losing all their browsing data. However, that’s not an issue at all anymore considering most web browsers today allow you to import bookmarks, saved passwords, autofill data, etc. in a matter of seconds.

Interested in learning how you can seamlessly make the switch? Look no further, because in this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how you can import saved passwords from Safari to Google Chrome.

How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome

Importing browsing data such as bookmarks, saved passwords, autofill information, etc. is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure in Google Chrome. Make sure you’ve installed the latest version of Chrome on your Mac before you go ahead with the procedure.

  1. Open “Google Chrome” on your macOS device.

    Google Chrome Icon
  2. Next, click on the “triple-dot” icon located at the top-right corner of the window, right next to the profile icon, as shown below.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome
  3. Now, hover the cursor over “Bookmarks” to access more options.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome
  4. Next, click on “Import bookmarks and settings” to proceed further.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome
  5. This should open a pop-up on your screen. Here, use the drop-down to select “Safari” from the list of browsers you want to import data from. Make sure you’ve checked the box for “Saved Passwords” and click on “Import”. However, if you don’t see the saved passwords option, just check the box for “Favorites/Bookmarks” and Chrome should import your passwords too.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome
  6. Once Chrome is done importing your passwords, you’ll get the following screen. Click on “Done” to complete the procedure.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome
  7. To view the updated list of passwords, click on the profile icon located at the top-right corner and then click on the “key” icon. However, you’ll need to be logged in with your Google account to access this option. Simply click on the profile icon to sign in if you haven’t.

    How to Import Saved Passwords from Safari to Chrome

That’s pretty much all there is to it. Now you know how to import saved passwords from Safari to Google Chrome.

Although we were focusing on saved passwords in this article, you can use the same procedure to import other browsing data such as favorites, bookmarks, autofill data, search history and more from Safari. Just make sure to check the respective boxes while importing and you’re set.

One of the many reasons why Safari users might want to switch to Google Chrome is because of the robust password manager feature that’s baked into the web browser. If you’re switching to Firefox instead, you won’t be able to automatically import your Safari passwords, since Firefox lacks the Keychain integration that Chrome has.

We hope you were able to import your saved passwords from Safari to Chrome without any issues. What do you think about the automatic import feature that’s available on most modern-day web browsers? Make sure to share your thoughts and experience in the comments section down below.

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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Stephen W says:

    Unfortunately, your Windows screenshots do not reflect the Mac experience. The only way to get Safari bookmarks into Chrome is to first export them to a location on your computer (such as the Desktop) and them import them (as an HTML file) into Chrome. Currently there is no way to import passwords or other Safari functionality into Chrome on a Mac. (In both Catalina and Big Sur)

    In addition one of your screenshots mistakenly highlights “Downloads” instead of “Bookmarks”.

    If you’re going to provide instructions please verify them before posting.

  2. Diane Phillips says:

    I don’t have Safari as an option, only FireFox. How do we solve that?

  3. SEMurff says:

    Didn’t work for me. The “Import bookmarks and settings” window did not list Safari as a selection option.

  4. Burt says:

    The imported bookmarks go into a folder “imported from Safari.” I delete all the Chrome bookmarks, but still have my imported bookmarks all in this new subfolder.

    I can obviously rename that to “Safari’ or “imported” or whatever. I cannot find how to REPLACE this into the main bookmark bar though. That is, I really want the Chrome bookmark Favorites bar to look like the existing Safari Favorites bar.

    What am I missing???

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