Manage Chrome safety and security

For a more private and secure browsing experience, you can use Chrome’s safety features, like Safety Check and Safe Browsing.
Compromised passwords

If you notice an unfamiliar activity on your account or think that your password may have been compromised, change your password immediately. Learn how to secure a compromised Google Account.

To change your password from another site, follow the instructions in Chrome. Learn how to manage passwords.

Safe Browsing protection levels
With Google Safe Browsing, you get alerts about malware, risky extensions, phishing or sites on Google’s list of potentially unsafe sites. Learn how to choose Safe Browsing protection level.
Automatic Chrome updates
To make sure you're protected by the latest security updates, when available, Chrome can automatically update to the newest browser version. Learn how to update Chrome.
On-device encryption for passwords
Important: Make sure you’ve already set up on-device encryption. Learn how to set up on-device encryption.

Once on-device encryption is set up, you can use your Google password or the screen lock for compatible phones or tablets to unlock your password. This type of encryption means that only you have the key to unlock your passwords.

Run a Safety Check on an iPhone or iPad

You can manage Chrome's safety and security with Safety Check. Safety Check searches for:
  • Compromised passwords
  • Safe browsing status
  • Available Chrome updates
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Select Safety Check and then Check now.
  4. If Chrome finds any issues, tap the item with the issue.
    • Follow the instructions on screen.
Turn on Always Use Secure Connections

When a website’s URL has HTTPS, it can indicate a secure connection. Connections to sites that use HTTPS are more secure than sites that don’t. When you turn on Always Use Secure Connections, Chrome attempts to load all sites over HTTPS and displays a warning before you visit a site that doesn’t support it.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security.
  4. Turn on Always Use Secure Connections.

Tip: When you’re about to load a site that doesn’t use HTTPS in its URL, a “Not Secure” warning appears in the address bar.

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