This year, more than ever before, a lot of us have opted for online shopping instead of going to physical stores. However, even before the COVID pandemic, shopping over the web has long offered a more convenient, time-efficient, and energy-saving alternative to traditional shopping.

If you’re a frequent online shopper, you have probably used or are currently using Chrome’s Autofill feature, which allows for a quick checkout. With this feature, you don’t have to fill in your contact and credit card details every time you want to make a purchase. The main purpose of Autofill is to automatically fill in the details you have previously used when shopping online. This typically includes your name, shipping address, credit card details, and sometimes even passwords.

Setting up Autofill is really easy — you won’t even have to make any changes in Settings. Typically, the Chrome browser will simply ask you if you want to have the information you’ve just entered saved for future use. If you accept, the next time you shop online, your saved contact and payment details will be filled in automatically. The same will happen when you log into your social media accounts, frequently used apps and more. The only thing you might be asked to fill in again is the CVV code for your credit card — this is done for security measures.

Autofill is a great way to save time. However, there are still some precautions you will need to take to avoid problems. For instance, it is recommended to only use this feature on your private computer. If you are sharing your PC with co-workers or family, using Autofill may not be a good idea. For one, doing so give others access to your private data. Secondly, other users of the same device may get annoyed if your information is filled in automatically when they are online.

Finally, even though using Autofill is mostly safe, there are still some risks. If your computer gets infected with malware, others may get access to your payment details — and this is never good. This is why it is important to know how to delete unwanted Autofill entries on your Chrome browser.

Below, we will tell you about several methods that you can use to manage Autofill information in Chrome.

How to Clear Autofill Information in Chrome on Windows 10?

There are several ways you can go about clearing Autofill details in Chrome. Below, we will cover the following points:

  • How to edit the Autofill information on your phone and tablet
  • How to clear all the Chrome Autofill information on your phone and tablet
  • How to disable Chrome Autofill on your phone and tablet
  • How to edit the Chrome Autofill information on your PC
  • How to clear all the Chrome Autofill information on your PC
  • How to disable the Chrome Autofill information on your PC

Let’s start from the beginning.

How to Edit the Autofill Information on Your Phone and Tablet

Credit card details:

  • Go to the Chrome browser.
  • Tap the three dots in the upper-right corner to access Settings.
  • Select Payment methods.
  • Go to Saved information.
  • Select Edit and go on to edit or remove the payment methods you no longer want to be saved.
  • If you want to add a different payment method, simply tap Add card or Add payment method at the bottom of the window.

Contact details:

  • Go to the Chrome browser.
  • Open Settings (tap the three dots in the upper right corner).
  • Go to Addresses and more.
  • Select Saved information.
  • Edit your contact details and tap Done.
  • If you want to delete an address, tap it and then tap the trash icon.
  • If you want to add a new address, go to the Addresses and more tab and select Add address.

Passwords:

  • Go to Chrome and enter Settings.
  • Select Passwords.
  • To change a password, tap View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account.
  • Select the password you want to change.
  • Confirm your identity.
  • Select Edit and change your login info.
  • If you want to delete your login information, select Delete.

How to Clear all Chrome Autofill Information on Your Phone and Tablet

If you want to simply remove all the information you have previously saved, here’s how to proceed:

  • Open Chrome.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Navigate to History and select Clear browsing data.
  • Next, go to Advanced and choose a time range.
  • Locate the following categories: Autofill form data and Saved passwords.
  • Check the boxes to remove Autofill information.

Note that this way you won’t be able to delete credit card information stored in your Google Play account. If you want to remove credit card information in Google Play, check the How to Edit Autofill Information on Your Phone and Tablet section.

How to Disable Chrome Autofill on Your Phone and Tablet

Credit card details:

  • Open Chrome.
  • Tap the three dots in the right corner to get to Settings.
  • Go to Payment Methods.
  • Uncheck the ‘Save and fill payment methods’ option.
  • Uncheck the ‘Save and fill payment methods’ option.

Contact details:

  • Open the Chrome browser.
  • Go to Settings and select Addresses and more.
  • Turn off Save and fill addresses.

Passwords:

  • Launch the Chrome browser.
  • In Settings, find the Password section.
  • Uncheck Save passwords.

How to Edit the Chrome Autofill Information on Your PC

Credit card details:

  • Go to Chrome.
  • Access Settings (three dots in the upper-right corner).
  • Find the Autofill option and click it (you should see it in the left corner of the window).
  • Select Payment methods.
  • To change a payment method, click the three dots next to it and select Edit.
  • If you want to add a different payment method, click Add.
  • If you want to remove payment information, click the three dots next to it and select Remove.

Contact details:

  • Open the Chrome browser.
  • Click the three dots in the top right corner.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Find the Autofill option and click it (check the left corner of the window)
  • Go to Addresses and more.
  • To change an address, click the three dots next to it and select Edit.
  • If you want to add a new option for your address, select Add.
  • If you want to remove an address, click the three dots next to it and select Remove.

Passwords:

  • In Chrome, go to Settings.
  • Make sure that Sync is turned on.
  • Locate the Autofill option and click it.
  • Go to Passwords.
  • To change a password, click the “View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account option.
  • Select the password you want to change and click Edit.
  • If you want to delete your login information, click Delete.

How to Clear all the Chrome Autofill Information on Your PC

If you want to remove all the saved information from your computer, here’s what to do:

  • Open the Chrome browser.
  • In the top right corner, click the three dots icon.
  • Go to More Tools and click Clear Browsing Data.
  • Navigate to the Advanced tab and pick a time range.
  • Go to Autofill form data and find Passwords and other sign-in data.
  • Check the box to delete all Autofill information.
  • Click Clear data to delete everything.

Keep in mind that this method won’t delete credit card information saved in your Google Pay account. If you want to remove it, go to the Payment Methods section and go to your Google Account.

How to Disable the Chrome Autofill Information on Your PC

Credit card details:

  • Go to the Chrome browser.
  • In Settings, go to Autofill and select Payment methods.
  • Disable Save and fill payment methods.

Contact details:

  • In Chrome, go to Settings.
  • In Autofill, click Addresses and more.
  • Uncheck the Save and fill addresses option.

Passwords:

  • Open Chrome.
  • Click the three dots in the top right corner to open Settings.
  • Under Autofill, click Passwords.
  • Turn off the Offer to save passwords option.
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