Google to restore passwords eaten by Chrome iOS app
Browsing "Incognito" on Chrome for iOS may help protect users' privacy, but it was having the opposite effect on their saved passwords.
The Next Web reported earlier today that numerous iPhone and iPad users had been complaining about their saved passwords vanishing in the recently updated Chrome iOS app. According to a thread on the Chrome development site Chromium, the problem had to do with closing an Incognito tab after browsing anonymously. But it seems the Chrome folks heard the gripes:
"We know about the data loss and are working to recover your passwords and typed URLs (omnibox search history)," reads a post in the Google Chrome forum pointed to by Google Consumer Experience Specialist Sie Deen Aguilar. "We've also blocked further automatic deletes from happening, so no additional passwords should be lost while we fix this."