How To Lock Google Chrome Profile With A Password?

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Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world today. And it remains one of the easiest to use and provides a smooth experience. Those are the reasons why it has generated so much success and managed to become a dominant name in the browser world.

However, people do have security concerns over it. It does save a lot of personal data which you often use to your own advantage.

Once in a while, you do have other people accessing your system, and you wish to protect all the data that you have saved on your Google Chrome. I understand that concern, and I have experienced the same fear as well.

No matter how much you try to avoid it, sooner or later someone will access your system to do something. At that time, in order to protect your data, all you have to do is lock your Google Chrome Profile.

Locking your google chrome profile with a password will only allow them to surf through google chrome. But your profile and they can’t access any of the sensitive data without knowing the password to your Google Chrome Profile.

How to Make your Chrome Profile A Password Protected?

This is a very effective technique that you can use to stop others from accessing your personal data like your email or your drive. It does help a lot in putting your mind at ease. You will not be sweating whenever someone else is using your system for their work.

Check whether your privacy is maintained with your browser or not.

It is very important to add a new user profile as a supervised user into your chrome before enabling password protection for your chrome profile.

How to add a Supervised User in Chrome?

So if you want to lock your chrome profile let’s learn first how to add a supervised user profile. To do this we need to use a new profile management system in chrome. Follow the steps:

Step-1: Enter the following address into your address bar: chrome://flags/#enable-new-profile-management

Step-2: From the Drop-Down menu under New Profile Management System, Select “Enable

Step-3: Scroll down and click on Relaunch Now to restart Chrome.

Step-4: Go to the menu ( Three Lines/dots at the upper right corner) and select settings.

Step-5: Click on Add a new Person from the people section

Step-6: Enter the name and check the box for “Control and view the websites this person visits from xyz@gmail.com” and then click Add.

Step-7: Now you can see the information window telling you about the supervised user. Click on “OK Got It“.

That’s it you have successfully added the supervised user into your chrome.

Lock Google Chrome Profile

Now you can lock your chrome profile easily. Follow the instructions:

Step-1: Click on the profile name.

Step-2: Select Exit and Click on the lock

Now your google chrome profile is locked and protected.

How to Lock your Google Chrome Profile with Extensions?

Now, setting up the Google Profile and enabling it with password protection is a very simple task. However, the task may seem impossible to find on your own most of the time.

So, today, I will go ahead and guide you through the steps which you would need to follow in order to set that a lock for your google chrome profile. It is a fairly easy task to accomplish. And you do not need to be too tech-savvy in order to complete this task.

Let’s go ahead and proceed with the steps. I will leave the instructions for you step by step, and all you have to do is make sure that you follow them in that order, and you would be able to complete the task in less than 5 minutes or so.

Select Google Chrome Profile Before Downloading Extension

Before you download, make sure that you download the extension using the Profile which you want to protect.

How to Choose Google Chrome Profile
  1. Click on the top right-hand corner of Google Chrome, where the photo of the profile which is selected is visible or not.
  2. It would show you all the profiles that are available. From there, select the profile on which you want to enable password protection.
  3. Now, once that is done, then, please proceed ahead with the step of downloading the Google Chrome Extension.

Extention for Locking Google Chrome Profile with A Password

You would need to download a Google Extension to enable lock on your chrome profile, there are many extensions available for the task. I am here explaining the steps about the extension that you can add to chrome and which is known as LockPW, cause I personally use it and love it.

Lock Google Chrome Profile with LockPW

In order to download that or any other extension, all you need to do is visit the Google Store and you can search it over there. You would be able to find it pretty easily through the search.

  1. Find an extension on Chrome Web Store and then click on it to add it to chrome.
  2. Once the extension is downloaded, click on the mini puzzle-like icon.
  3. It will be available on the left-hand side of the profile photo.
  4. That icon is for various extensions which you have downloaded.
  5. Once you click on it, it will show you a drop-down menu with all the extensions on your profile.
  6. From the list, select the LockPW extension.
  7. It will open a new tab with the settings of the profile lock.
  8. On the right-hand side, you would be able to see the option where you can enter the password.
  9. Access the profile with a password.
  10. Enter the password that you would use to protect your Google Chrome Profile.
  11. Once that is done, it would show a third option which would enable you to enter a hint.
  12. Make sure that you enter a hint which makes the password pop up in your mind very quickly.
  13. Enter the password

Now, whenever someone tries to change the profile to your profile, it would ask for the password which you have set. You can use the hotkey to immediately lock the profile.

My Recommendations

  1. On the left-hand side, there are various settings that are available and you can explore. One of those options is opening a full-screen window for entering passwords. I would recommend that you turn it off. I found that to be very annoying as it blanks out the entire browser with just a box appearing with the space to enter your password.
  2. You can enable the hotkey option as well. With that option, all you have to do is use the hotkey, and the profile would get locked immediately.

Other Important Settings

  1. You can also set the number of attempts that anyone can make to enter the password.
  2. It would also show you three options below that option that would show the action that you want to take.
  3. If the person is not able to enter the correct password even after the number of attempts that you have mentioned.
  4. Once you are satisfied with all the settings, all you have to click is Save.

Perfect, just sit back relaxed when you have handed someone your PC or laptop for web browsing.

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Conclusion

Now, your mind would be at ease and the concerns related to your personal data security can fade away. This is definitely one of the best things that are available for Google Chrome.

This will help you so that you are able to hand over your system to anyone in their need without having any concerns about your personal data.


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