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How to Manage Chrome Autofill Settings 2021

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In This ArticleHow to Enable AutofillHow to Disable AutofillStep-by-Step: Manage Autofill SettingsUpdate Payment Methods in Google PayDelete Autofill Data

Chrome autofill saves contact information, and payment details, if enabled in the browser, making it easier to fill in online forms and complete purchases. If you want to prevent Chrome from using this information, learn how to enable, manage, and disable Chrome autofill settings.

You can also save login information using the Chrome password manager.

How to Enable Chrome Autofill

You can quickly enable and disable autofill in Chrome. Here's how to enable autofill for addresses and payment information.

Open Chrome.

Select the three-dot menu on the top right of your screen.

Select Settings.

Under Autofill, select Payment methods.

Toggle on Save and fill payment methods.

Select the back arrow to go back to Settings.

Select Addresses and more.

Toggle on Save and fill addresses. Close the Settings page by navigating to a website or closing the browser.

Going forward, on most websites, you'll get a prompt to autofill addresses and payment information.

If Chrome doesn't prompt you to autofill addresses or payment information, it means either the website you're on is not secure or the browser can't detect the appropriate form fields.

How to Disable Chrome Autofill

To disable the setting, go through the same steps to enable it. Instead of turning on Save and fill payment methods, just toggle that switch to the Off position.

Manage Chrome Autofill Settings

When you've used Chrome autofill for a while, you'll eventually have outdated information saved or mistyped addresses. You can add, edit, and delete your information for both addresses and payments.

Open Chrome.

Select your profile icon on the top right. Underneath your profile photo and email address are three icons: Passwords, Payment methods, and Addresses and more.

Select the Payment methods icon, then choose Add.

Input your credit or debit card details and select Save.

Select the Addresses and more icon.

Select Add. Input an address and choose Save.

You can add as many addresses and cards as you want.

To edit or remove a payment or address entry, select the three-dot menu next to it.

Select  Edit. Update the entry and choose Save.

Select  Remove to delete an address or payment.

If you have syncing turned on, your address changes will show up on your other devices.

Update Payment Methods in Google Pay

If you sync your payment methods with Google Pay, you'll have to make the updates there. 

Go to pay.google.com.

Select Payment methods.

To add a card, scroll down and choose Add payment method.

To update information, select Edit below the card. 

To delete a card, select Remove underneath it.

Delete Chrome Autofill Data

Finally, you can delete all the saved addresses and payment methods in Chrome at the same time by clearing browsing data. 

Open Chrome.

At the top right, select the three-dot menu. 

Select More tools > Clear browsing data.

Choose a time range. Options include Last hour, Last seven days, and All time.

Under Advanced, tick the box for Autofill form data.

Select Clear data.

This process will not delete cards stored in Google Pay.