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How to Use Suggest Strong Password in Edge Computer?

Learn how to enable and use the Suggest Strong Password feature on the Microsoft Edge browser. You can sign-in and sync these strong passwords across devices.

Nowadays, there’s always an increased risk of our account being accessed by unauthorized users or being a part of an unwanted data breach. To mitigate these risks or rather avoid them in the first place, there are quite a few methods that you could opt for. These include the likes of setting up a two-factor authenticator or two-step verification.

However, both of them act as an additional layer of security. The first one is still your account credentials. Until and unless you set up a strong password involving a combination of alphanumeric characters and symbols, the clouds of uncertainties will always surround your account.

With that said, choosing such a password and then remembering it is no easy task either. Fortunately, you could now leave all that to your browser. Microsoft Edge comes with a built-in Password Manager that automatically suggests a strong password as and when you are about to create a new one.

Related: How to Save and Manage Passwords in Edge Computer?

Furthermore, it will also save this password to your account, which could then be accessed from all your signed-in devices. So with that in mind, let’s check out the steps to enable and use this Edge’s Suggest Strong Password feature.

Suggest Strong Password on Edge Computer

These passwords suggested by Edge are a combination of random upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. As a result, it might become a tedious task in remembering them. Therefore, a much better approach to let the browser save this password to your account.

Strong password example generate with Microsoft Edge

Not only will it negate the need to manually remember these strong passwords, but it would also make it possible to access them from all the signed-in devices. Therefore before you start using this feature, it is highly recommended that you sign in to this browser via your Microsoft Account.

Sign in to Edge Chromium Browser

It’s helpful and easy for the browser to remember different passwords for different accounts. The Microsoft Edge offers saves and sync password that eliminates the effort to store the passwords elsewhere. All we need is to sign-in to the Edge browser using a Microsoft account.

Here are the steps to sign-in Microsoft Edge browser on a computer PC:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on the Profile icon situated at the top right.
  3. Hit on the Sign in button.
    Sign-in button on Edge Chromium PC
  4. Click on the Microsoft Account option, type in your account credentials, and confirm it.
    If you’re already signed in with a Microsoft account on Windows PC, you can directly use that account.
    Sign-in Edge with Microsoft account on ComputerYou shall be getting few pop-ups and personalized settings.
  5. Click on Allow or  No, Thanks button per your preferences.
    Allow or Block Personalized Ads on Microsoft Edge
  6. Complete the Sign-in process.

That’s it. Your account is now added. You could also verify the same by clicking on your profile icon situated at the top right.
Microsoft Edge Chromium Computer Sync is on

You will be signed-in to your Microsoft Edge account using your Microsoft account.

Enable the Suggest Strong Password Option

Once the account has been added to Edge browser, you may enable the Suggest Strong Password feature in Edge’s PC build. The Edge browser will automatically detect the password field and suggest the strongest password combination that hard to even remember.

Here are the steps to enable Suggest Strong passwords option in Edge:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon for menu options, and select Settings.
  3. Go to the Profiles section and click on Passwords.
  4. Enable the Suggest Strong Password toggle button.
    Enable toggle for strong password suggestion in Edge

This will immediately enable the strong password suggestion feature within the Edge browser. Just relaunch the browser to make this work seamlessly.

Save Passwords in Edge

Once you have added your account and enabled the strong password suggestions, let’s now instruct Edge to save these passwords and sync them with all your linked devices.

Here are the steps to strong suggested password in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon for menu options, and select Settings.
  3. Go to the Profiles section, and click on Passwords.
  4. Enable the option Offer to Save passwords toggle button.
    Offer to save passwords in Edge computer browser

From now on, all your passwords (including the suggested ones) will be synced and saved to your account, granted your reply is in the affirmative in the pop-up dialog box.

Try out Edge’s Strong Password Suggestions

Now that we have check-marked all the required prerequisites, it’s time to put this feature to the test. You can visit any website that you want to create a strong password. This will also work if you are changing the passwords for any existing account.

Here are the steps to check the strong password suggestion in action on Edge Chromium:

  1. Head over to the account creation page on the site of your choice.
  2. Input the required details, and click on the Password field.
  3. A drop-down menu will now appear, hit on Suggest strong password.
    Suggest Strong Password option while account creationMicrosoft Edge shall bring up a randomly generated password.
  4. Select the suggested password to apply in the password field.
    Strong password generated with Microsoft Edge
  5. Proceed to account signup and creation.

Once done, the associated details of this account (including the suggested password) will be synced and saved to your Microsoft account.

Bottom Line: Edge Suggest Strong Password

So this was all from this guide on how to create and use Suggest Strong Password in Edge PC. This Chromium-based browser comes with a decent password manager functionality, and the addition of the aforementioned feature to its arsenal will surely prove to be quite useful for the end-user.

Moreover, it is highly recommended that you sign in to your account before trying out this feature. Otherwise, it would get really challenging in keeping a note of this randomly generated password.

Related: How to Save and Manage Passwords in Chrome Computer?

On that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries concerning the just concluded instructions, do let us know in the comments section below.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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1 thought on “How to Use Suggest Strong Password in Edge Computer?”

  1. Gerrit van der Heide

    From a security standpoint we would not allow users to synchronize their passwords in Edge. Is it possible to use the strong-password feature without activating the possibillty to synchronize passwords? In anyway? Plugins?

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