The Safari browser offers an export feature that allows us to export saved data like passwords in a CSV file and bookmarks in HTML.
The exported files can be uploaded to the Chrome browser in the respective section to import saved data and make it ready to use. We can even use these files to import them into any other browser if required.
In this guide, we have shared the steps to export your saved passwords and bookmarks from Apple Safari and then import them to Google Chrome.
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Exporting Bookmarks and Passwords from the Safari app
Export Bookmarks as HTML File
- Open the Safari app on your Mac.
- Click on the File menu from the menu bar.
- Select Export > Bookmarks… option.
- Choose the Safari Bookmarks file location and hit the
Safari Bookmarks HTML file will be created at the chosen location.
Export Saved Passwords in CSV File
- Launch the Safari browser on Mac.
- Click on the File menu and select Export > Passwords… from the menu list.
- Hit on the
- You must authenticate yourself with a System Password or Touch ID.
- Choose the Safari Password.CSV file location and hit the
The Safari Password file will be stored in the selected location in CSV format.
Importing Bookmarks and Passwords into Chrome App
Now that we have exported bookmarks and password files from the Safari browser, we need to manually import the files into the Chrome browser in respective sections.
Import Bookmarks in Chrome using an HTML file
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on your Mac.
- Click the More for the option list.
- Navigate to the Bookmarks > Import bookmarks and settings option.
It will open the Import Bookmarks and Settings dialog box.
- Select the Bookmarks HTML File option from the drop-down and ensure the checkbox for the Favorites/Bookmarks option is enabled.
- Click the button, and select the exported Safari Bookmarks file from local storage.
- Hit on to complete the bookmarks import.
Import Passwords in Chrome using a CSV file
- Launch the Chrome browser on your computer.
- Access chrome://password-manager/settings in the address bar to open the Password Manager settings page.
- Click on the
option under the Import passwords section.
- Choose the exported Safari Password CSV file from Mac Finder.
- Hit on the command button to complete the password import.
We successfully migrated passwords and bookmarks from Safari to Google Chrome browser.
Viewing the Import Passwords in Chrome on a Computer
If you want to cross-check the imported passwords after migrating the browser data, follow these steps.
- Open the Chrome browser on your computer.
- Click the Chrome Profile icon at the browser’s top-right corner.
- Select the Key icon to access the Google Password Manager.It will open the Chrome Passwords page.
- Select the Site URL to view the corresponding saved password page.
- Hit on the Eye icon to view the password.
To view saved passwords, you must authenticate yourself with your system password or Touch ID.
We must manually import the exported data from the Safari app to the Chrome browser. The bookmarks can be exported in an HTML file, whereas the passwords can be exported to a CSV file.
The Chrome browser can sync the saved data with your connected Chrome devices. If you’re using Chrome on your iPhone or Android Smartphone, the bookmarks and passwords will also be available on your computer device.
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