How to Password Protect Your Chrome Browser and Incognito Sessions
Today we are going to look at how to lock your Google Chrome browser with a password. Why should you bother? Well, for one it doesn't really cost you anything, and two, it will prevent anyone you don't know or like from using your Chrome browser and looking into your private data.
Imagine you have friends over and they want to use your computer. You probably don't want them to see all the websites you visit, right? Same goes if you have children and visit sites with adult content. Luckily, Google thought ahead and implemented a password feature which allows you to lock your Google Chrome browser in just such cases.
How do I lock my Google Chrome browser?
It's very simple. Just follow the steps outlined in this guide.
First, you must make sure you're logged into your Gmail account. If you are not logged in then do so right now.
- Launch your Google Chrome browser on your computer.
- Press on the Utility icon.
- Choose "Settings".
- Select "Manage on other people".
- Hit "Add person".
- Enter a name and image to be associated with the person's account and click on "Save". A new page will open.
- Log into Google using your appropriate Gmail ID and Password.
- Upon signing in with the right user credentials you must press your account name. Afterward, select "Exit and child lock".
Now, whenever you wish to sign in, you will have to use your new Google password.
If are signed in to your Google account already, then you can just lock it by pressing your account name at the top left of your Google Chrome browser window and simply selecting "Exit and child lock".