How to Force Gmail to Remember Your Login Email Address
Gmail is synced to your Google account, so it should remember your login information. Also, if you’re using a particular browser all the time, its cache memory will save all the Gmail accounts you have logged in to so you can switch between them easily.
However, there are instances where Gmail refuses to remember your login email address, and the reason is almost always your browser’s preferences.
In this article, we will look at how to undo these settings in multiple browsers so Gmail remembers your account and logs in automatically.
How to Make Gmail Remember Your Email in Chrome
When you try to log in to your email for the first time via Google Chrome, the browser will prompt you whether you want to save your email and password for future sessions.
If you’ve clicked on ‘Never,’ Chrome won’t ever remember the email and password of your account. You won’t be able to automatically log in and you’ll always need to type everything from scratch. To fix this, you should follow these instructions:
- Click the ‘More’ icon on the top-right of the Chrome window (three horizontal dots).
- Select ‘Settings.’
- Click ‘Passwords’ under the ‘Autofill’ section.
- Find Gmail in the ‘Never Saved’ section and hit the ‘X’ button next to it.
Now when you sign in to Google Chrome and the dialog box pops up, click the blue ‘Save’ button and Gmail will always remember your credentials for this account.
How to Make Gmail Remember Your Email in Firefox
Getting Gmail to remember your login email address in Firefox is an easy task. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Gmail web page.
- Enter your credentials.
- Hit ‘Sign in.’
- Select ‘Remember Password’ when the small window appears near the top of the page. It should say ‘Remember password for (email) on Google.com?’
The next time you open Gmail, it should automatically log in to your Gmail account. If not, you should see your email and password already displayed and you’ll only need to click the ‘Sign In’ button.
If you weren’t prompted to save your email and password after you logged in, then you probably clicked on the ‘Never Save’ option in the dialog box sometime in the past. You can fix this in a few steps.
- Click the ‘Menu’ button on the top-right of the screen (three horizontal dots).
- Select ‘Options.’
- Go to ‘Privacy and Security.’
- Tick the ‘Ask to save logins and passwords’ option from the ‘Logins & Password’ section.
- Select the ‘Exceptions’ button.
- Check if Gmail is on this list.
- Click on Gmail and then on ‘Remove Website.’
After this, you should be prompted to save your email and password the next time you sign in to your Gmail account.
How to Make Gmail Remember Your Email in Opera
Opera asks you whether to save your login credentials in a similar fashion to other browsers. It also has a pre-installed password manager that will memorize your login email, username, and password if you allow it to.
If you’ve signed in to Gmail for the first time and you accidentally clicked the ‘Never’ option in the dialog box, you’ll need to undo it.
- Click the ‘Options’ button on the top-left of the Opera window.
- Select ‘Settings.’
- Choose the ‘Privacy and Security’ tab from the menu on the left.
- Go to ‘Manage saved passwords.’
- Find Gmail under the ‘Never saved’ section.
- Right-click on it.
- Select ‘Remove.’
The next time you sign in to Gmail, make sure to click on the ‘Save password’ option and it will always remember your login email address.
How to Make Gmail Remember Your Email in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge can also save your email and password for certain sites so you can log in automatically the next time you visit them. That said, you can also accidentally click on the ‘Never Save’ option. If you do, Edge will never remember your credentials.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to fix this.
- Click the ‘More’ icon on the top-right of the Edge window (three dots).
- Select the ‘Settings’ button.
- Click the ‘Passwords & Autofill’ tab to the left.
- Go to ‘Manage passwords.’
- Find Gmail under the ‘Never Saved’ section.
- Click the ‘X’ next to it to remove it.
After you sign in to your Gmail account, you need to select the ‘Save password’ option and Gmail will always remember your credentials and automatically log you in.
Don’t Leave Your Data in the Open
Even if it’s more convenient and quicker for your browser to remember your Gmail address and password and log you in automatically,, you should always be careful about leaving your credentials for anyone to find.
Use the browser options mentioned on this website only for your personal computer and never save your email and password on a computer that’s used by multiple accounts. Even if it’s only used by the people you trust, there’s a risk that your credentials may fall into the wrong hands.
Do you think it’s better to leave your email account’s information out in the open as long as it’s your personal computer? Would you save your login information on a computer you share with other family members? Share your thoughts in the comments below.