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How to Import Passwords to Safari Mac from Chrome

The Safari browser can import the passwords and other data directly from the installed Chrome browser. All you need is to run the importer in the Safari browser from the options menu. Alternatively, you can download the data file in CSV format from Chrome and import it into the Safari Mac browser.

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:

  1. Launch the Safari browser on macOS.
  2. Click on the File menu from the menu bar.
  3. Hover on the Import From option and select the Google Chrome app.
    Import From option in Safari browser File menuThis will open a small window to select the feature to be imported.
  4. Enable the checkbox for Passwords.
    Select the Items to Import on Safari Browser
  5. Hit on the Import command button.
    This will prompt you with the Keychain window.
  6. Enter your keychain password, and click on the Allow 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.

Safari import Browsing History Passwords and Bookmarks

Click on OK to 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:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Mac.
  2. Click on More vertical 3dots icon for the menu option, and select the Settings menu.
  3. Choose the Passwords tab under the Autofill section.
    To open the Passwords Settings page, you may visit chrome://settings/passwords in the address bar.
  4. Click on the More vertical 3dots icon right next to Saved Passwords.
  5. Choose the Export option.
    Google Chrome Import/Export Passwords optionA file window will appear to save the export.
  6. Enter the file name, select the desired output folder, and hit the Save command button.
    Export Passwords from Chrome as CSV

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.

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Rahul Verma

Rahul is a Computer Science Engineer with an MBA degree. He is keenly interested in the field of tech and cryptocurrency. He has 6+ years of technical content writing experience and is mainly spent experimenting with computer and mobile operating systems. Connect him on LinkedIn.

3 thoughts on “How to Import Passwords to Safari Mac from Chrome”

  1. 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?

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