How to view and edit Google Chrome Auto-fill settings

2020-06-22 - 4 min read

Imagine having to type your name, address, credit card details, and email address every time you buy something online or sign up for a service. Just the sound of it is exhausting. Having your contact information filled automatically in Google Chrome, on the other hand, is a lifesaver.

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 Auto-fill.

How to clear Auto-fill 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.

Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill section.

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

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

How to change the Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill 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 Auto-fill?

In short, no. While Auto-fill 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
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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