Are you planning to shift from the Chrome browser to Apple Safari? If so, you may also require importing your passwords, logins, and saved bookmarks to make the shift between the browsers even easier.
Previously Safari for Mac didn’t have the option to import your essential credentials from Chrome to Safari. With the macOS Catalina 10.15.4 update, Apple finally provides a solution to import Chrome passwords directly to Safari. Not only passwords, but you can also import the browsing history and bookmarks along with saved passwords.
After the macOS Catalina update, the Safari browser received many exciting and overwhelming features, such as built-in language translation, start-page customization, custom background images, and many more.
However, the Chrome browser is well enough to give a seamless performance. But, Chrome is lagging in some cases if we compare it with the Safari browser. Hence, users are opting for the Safari browser over Chrome.
If you don’t know how to import your passwords from Chrome to Safari Mac, then you are in the right place. Today, we have a guide where you can learn about transferring your valuable data, especially passwords, from Chrome to Safari Mac.
Import Passwords to Safari Mac
Using the built-in feature, we can directly import the passwords from the Google Chrome browser to Safari. We do not need to export and import files; everything happens in the background.
Before proceeding to the steps, ensure you’ve quit the Google Chrome browser. The Import doesn’t work if the Chrome browser is active on a mac computer.
Here are the steps to Import Passwords into Safari Browser:
- Launch the Safari browser on macOS.
- Click on the File menu from the menu bar.
- Hover on the Import From option and select the Google Chrome app.
This will open a small window to select the feature to be imported.
- Enable the checkbox for Passwords.
- Hit on the
This will prompt you with the Keychain window. command button.
- Enter your keychain password, and click on the button.
Now, you’ll have to wait until the Import is complete. Once the process is completed, you’ll get a message on your screen containing information about how many passwords were imported, along with other imports like bookmarks and history.
Click onto close the dialog box.
We have successfully imported all the saved passwords from Google Chrome to the Safari browser without exporting them on the local machine. You can follow the same procedure to import passwords from any browser listed under the Import file menu.
Export Passwords from Chrome Mac
If you’re planning to delete the Google Chrome browser from your Mac computer, keeping a backup file of all the passwords is a good idea. Chrome allows exporting the passwords in .CSV format in human-readable form.
Here are the steps to Export Passwords from Chrome Browser:
- Launch the Chrome browser on your Mac.
- Click on More for the menu option, and select the Settings menu.
- Choose the Passwords tab under the Autofill section.
To open the Passwords Settings page, you may visit chrome://settings/passwords in the address bar.
- Click on the More right next to Saved Passwords.
- Choose the Export option.
A file window will appear to save the export.
- Enter the file name, select the desired output folder, and hit the
This will export the passwords from Google Chrome to the local computer in .CSV file extension. You can use the simple preview mode in macOS to view the password. You can also open the Chrome Passwords.csv file in any spreadsheet app.
Bottom Line: Import Passwords from Chrome to Safari
Importing the passwords from Chrome to the Safari browser is relatively easy with the built-in feature. Perhaps, you can also use the same procedure to import your favorites, auto-fill data, search history, bookmarks, and many more from any other browsers such as Firefox or Opera.
People want to switch from Chrome to Safari for many reasons, such as recent performance improvements and privacy. One of the recent addition, Privacy Report in Safari, built over Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), is a great feature that I love.
That’s all we have for you on importing Password credentials from Chrome to Safari on a Mac computer. We hope this guide helped you. If you cannot import passwords from Chrome to Safari, let us know in the comment section.
Does the import overwrite any existing entries with the same username and password for the particular website?
Nope, it will create a separate entry within the passwords. You have to manually delete the outdated password.
I do not have a Passwords option, I only have Favorites and Bookmarks. Do you have any idea why I don’t have Passwords as a option?