Google Chrome – How to Delete Autofill Information
Autofill is, in most cases, a very useful tool for web browsing. It saves you the time of typing things over and over again and having to use entire web addresses. If you frequently visit a particular subpage on a website, you don’t want to have to type the entire web address every single time, and this is where autofill helps.
However, autofill can also be a pain. It tends to pop up when you don’t really need it, getting in the way of getting to the webpage you’re aiming for. For instance, when you’re busy and want to go to a website’s main page, autofill may take you to a subpage you used to frequent.
Make no mistake, this is a problem, and we’re here to help you fix it. Here’s how to deal with and tame the autofill tool in Google Chrome.
How to Delete Autofill Information in Google Chrome?
If you’re generally a fan of autofill, but there’s that one entry that keeps taking you to a particular page when all you want is going to the main website, your best bet would be physically deleting the autofill information before hitting Enter. Here’s how to do it.
- Start typing in the web address of the site in question
- When you’ve finished typing the address, hit Delete to remove all the extra autofill info
- Hit Enter
This is how to physically delete autofill information on Google Chrome. Granted, you’ll still have to type out the entire address, but at least you won’t end up on that annoying webpage every time. You can also use Tab to shuffle through the recommended website search options below the address bar.
How to Remove Autofill From Google Chrome?
The only way to make your browser “forget” about the autofill data is to remove the autofill data altogether. Unfortunately, Google Chrome doesn’t allow you to remove the autofill data for a single website. Here’s how to “refresh” the autofill options in Google Chrome.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Navigate to the three-dot icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Hover over More tools.
- Select the Clear browsing data option (alternatively, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + Del shortcut to open Clear browsing data directly).
- To remove the autofill data, navigate to the Advanced tab in the tab that pops up.
- Uncheck all options except for Autofill form data.
- Hit Clear data.
This will completely clear the form autofill data from your Google Chrome browser. It will not, however, deactivate the automatic autofill data remembering option. From that point on, Chrome will start “remembering” the websites and pages you visit. And fill the autofill forms.
How to Disable Chrome’s Autofill Feature?
Unfortunately, when it comes to the form autofill feature (where Chrome suggests an entire address for you) it is permanently turned on. In other words, the form autofill feature on Chrome cannot be disabled. However, Chrome provides the autofill function for passwords, payment methods, and things such as shipping addresses and information. The autofill setting for these can be disabled.
- Open Google Chrome Settings.
- Navigate to the Autofill category.
- Click Passwords.
- Turn off the Auto Sign-in option.
By disabling this Chrome feature, each time you want to log in to a website, you’re going to have to enter your credentials before signing in. Alternatively, you can delete each previously saved password by referring to the list of Saved Passwords below. Click the three-dot icon next to a password and hit Remove. Unfortunately, you can’t remove all passwords in this way.
- Open Google Chrome Settings.
- Under the Autofill category, click Payment methods.
- Turn the sliders off next to Save and fill payment methods and Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved.
This will make sure that your payment details aren’t auto-filled and that websites won’t check for saved payment methods.
Addresses and More
- Open Google Chrome Settings.
- Select Addresses and more under Autofill.
- Turn the slider next to Save and fill addresses off.
Once you’ve turned this feature off, Google Chrome will no longer save or autofill your information that includes shipping and email addresses, and phone numbers. To remove the currently saved addresses, check the list below and click the three-dot icon next to the address that you wish to remove. Then click Remove. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to do this manually for each entry.
How to Disable and Clear Autofill Info From Google Chrome?
The only way to completely disable the autofill feature on Google Chrome is by following the methods mentioned above. Bear in mind that disabling the form autofill feature altogether is impossible on Chrome. The closest thing to clearing the form autofill information is to navigate to the Clear browsing data menu, check the box next to Autofill form data, and select Clear data.
If you really mind the autofill form option, the best way to completely avoid it is to perform an autofill form info clear every time you use the browser.
How to Clear Payment Methods in Google Chrome?
If you want to disable the autofill setting when entering payment information, refer to the instructions mentioned above. If you want to remove a payment method from Google, that is a whole different story. Here’s how to do it.
- Go to https://play.google.com/.
- Sign in to your account (if you aren’t signed in already).
- On the list of options to the left, you’ll see the Payment methods entry; click it.
- In the next screen, select Edit payment methods.
- You should see a list of available payment method options.
- To clear payment methods from Google, click Remove under each one and confirm.
How to Delete Autofill Information in Google Chrome on iPhone?
The same thing that’s annoying you on the desktop/laptop version of Google Chrome can annoy you on the mobile/tablet version, as well. You can actually disable the autofill form setting on the iOS version of the app.
- Open the Google Chrome app.
- Tap the three-dot icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
- Select Settings.
- Go to Sync and Google Services on the next page.
- Tap Manage Sync.
- Turn off the switch next to Sync Everything.
- Turn off the switch next to Autofill.
You can also turn off the password, payment method, and addresses autofill settings, as on the computer version of the browser.
- Open the Settings screen inside the Google Chrome app.
- Tap Passwords.
- Uncheck Save Passwords.
If you want to remove all the saved passwords, you’re going to have to remove them one by one. Swipe left on each and tap Delete.
- Open Settings in Google Chrome.
- Turn off the switch next to Save and Fill Payment Methods.
Addresses and More
- Open Settings in Chrome.
- Turn off Save and Fill Addresses.
If you want to delete saved addresses, do the same thing as with saved passwords, as instructed above.
How to Delete Autofill Information in Google Chrome on Android?
Android and iOS apps for Google Chrome used to be somewhat different. Nowadays, they are nearly identical. The only difference regarding deleting the autofill information in Google Chrome on Android devices compared to iOS is that you need to tap and hold the password/address that you want to delete instead of swiping left. Everything else is identical.
1. How Do I Remove and Reinstall Google Chrome?
To uninstall Google Chrome from your computer, open the Start menu, type in “add or remove programs,” and hit Enter. Scroll through the list of installed apps and find the Google Chrome entry. Click it, select Uninstall, and confirm.
Then, open your available browser (most likely Microsoft Edge) and search for Google Chrome. Download the installation and install the browser.
2. How to Delete Autofill Information in Safari?
Go to the Safari menu and select Preferences. Navigate to AutoFill. Click Edit next to the User Names and Passwords entry. Go to Remove All to delete all autofill data. Alternatively, go through the list and remove the entries one by one. To turn the autofill feature off, uncheck the “Other Forms” and “Using info from my Contacts Card/Address Book Card.”
3. How to Delete Autofill Information in Firefox?
Open the Firefox menu and select Options. Navigate to Privacy and Security. From there, go to Clear History in the History section. Select the range under Time Range to Clear (select Everything to delete all autofill info). Check Form & Search History and select Clear Now. To autofill off, uncheck Autofill Addresses under Forms & Autofill.
4. How to Delete Autofill Information in Microsoft Edge?
Go to Settings and More and select Settings. Click Privacy and Services. Under Clear Browsing Data, go to Choose What to Clear. Select the time range. Check the Autofill Form Data (Includes Forms and Cards) entry. Go to Clear Now. If you want to turn off the autofill feature, go to Your Profile under Settings, and toggle Passwords, Payment Info, and Addresses, and more to off.
Dealing With Autofill in Google Chrome
Unfortunately, Google Chrome doesn’t allow you complete control over the autofill feature. However, we are certain that you can make things work for you using our guide.
We hope that we’ve covered everything here. If you have any additional questions or tips, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.