How to Manage Google Chrome Autofill Settings

Filling out your personal information, such as name, age, address, etc., on the internet could be tiring and annoying. Also, there is a chance to commit a mistake. But you can avoid all these hassles if you are using Google Chrome. Yes, Chrome has Autofill settings, which stores your details whenever you fill out your information on different websites. But it has demerits too since if you enter wrong data even once then the same error will be repeated in the future. Later in this article, we will see how to manage Chrome Autofill settings.

What all information gets saved in Chrome autofill?

  • Name – First name and last name
  • Organization details
  • Home address
  • Office address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Sometimes Credit Card information too

If you look at above data, credit card information is sensitive and could be compromised if not taken care. Also, if other people are using your Chrome browser, then you should be careful with Autofill settings.

How Autofill stores the data?

For your information, Autofill data is in Google cloud, not on a local device. So, it means that if you are logging in Chrome on a different device, the information is carried over with the help of cloud. That’s why it is essential to make a note of things which are getting stored. You can always edit the Autofill data on your phone as well as on desktop or laptop.

How to change the Chrome Autofill data on a Desktop or Laptop?

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • Open the settings menu by clicking on the three vertically stacked dots
  • Scroll down to Advanced Settings and click it
  • Look for Passwords and Forms section and click the Manage Autofill settings
  • If you want to add an address, then click Add new street address
  • Click Add new credit card, if you want to add credit card details
  • You can also edit an existing credit card’s saved address. Just hover over the credit card entry and click Edit
  • If you want to delete an address or credit card, then hover over its entry and click Delete
  • Click Done when you’re finished

Suggested Read – How to clear Google Chrome History?

How to turn off Autofill settings?

If you get paranoid with all these facts about Chrome Autofill settings, then you can just turn off this feature. If you are not turning off this feature on all devices, then you might want to look at how these devices are synced from Chrome perspective.

Follow these steps to turn off Chrome Autofill settings on desktop or laptop.

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Go to Settings by clicking on the three dots on top right
  • Scroll down and click Advanced Settings
  • Look for Passwords and forms
  • Just disable the radio button which says ON

You can turn off Autofill on the Android or iOS devices by going into Chrome Settings and then Autofill forms. Click the toggle switch to off position.