How to View and Edit Google Chrome Auto-Fill Settings

Using the autofill feature on Google Chrome can be very convenient. After all, it remembers your contact information, credit card details, email addresses and more. But what to do when you need to update or remove this information? In this article we will show you how to view, edit and clear Google Chrome autofill settings.

But what happens when you move to another apartment or change your credit card? Don’t worry, we have you covered. In this article, we’ll show you how to view, edit, and remove data from Chrome Autofill.

How to clear Autofill data in Chrome

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your computer.

  2. Click the three dots at the top right corner.

  3. Go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data.

  4. Choose All time and click Clear data.

Autofill data is stored in Google cloud. If you save credit card details on your computer, this data will also be available on your smartphone and tablet. Deleting browsing history, sign-in data, and passwords will wipe that information from all your devices.

Changing the settings in Chrome on your smartphone is not that much different, although it might slightly vary.

How to disable Autofill in Chrome

  1. Open your Chrome browser.

  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner.

  3. Go to Settings and look for the Autofill section.

  4. Click on the item (Passwords, Payment methods, Addresses and more) for which you want to disable Autofill.

  5. Toggle the Auto Sign-in setting off for each item separately.

How to change the Autofill data

To edit credit card details, address, and other data saved in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser.

  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner.

  3. Go to Settings and find the Autofill section.

  4. To add an address, go to Addresses and more > Add, type the address and click Save.

  5. To add a new credit card, go to Payment methods > Add, type credit card details and click Save.

  6. To edit an existing address or credit card, just click on the three dots on the right and select Edit.

  7. To delete an existing address or credit card, click the three dots on the right and select Remove.

Disabling Autofill for a specific website

  1. Open your Chrome browser.

  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner.

  3. Go to Settings, look for the Autofill section, and select Passwords.

  4. You will see a list of websites with usernames and passwords.

  5. Click on the three dots next to the password you want to delete and select Remove.

Next time Chrome offers to save your password for that specific website, just dismiss the suggestion.

Is it safe to use Google Chrome’s Autofill?

In short, no. While Autofill seems like a convenient tool, it doesn’t protect your passwords. Users typically don’t log out of their Google accounts, so your sensitive information is protected only by the lock screen of your device. If somebody was to steal your smartphone and manage to pass through the lock screen, all your passwords and credit card details would be exposed.

That’s where the NordPass app comes to the rescue. Besides automatically filling online forms, it generates and securely stores strong passwords. The best thing is you can access your vulnerable information from any device and platform, be it Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS. While Chrome Auto-fill does its job, a password manager is a must when you’re looking for extra security and more advanced features.

Chad Hammond
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Chad loves traveling and technology. His global view and open-mindedness add interesting angles to various security topics. He has already traveled to over 80 countries and is not planning to stop any time soon.
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