How to Enable or Disable Autofill in Chrome with Just a Few Clicks

If you are not using Chrome autofill or if it is causing problems, follow these steps to disable autofill in the Chrome browser.

As with most web browsers, the Chrome browser has a built-in autofill mechanism. Compared to older versions, Chrome has improved the autofill feature by strides.

Since the autofill feature in Chrome is enabled by default, I regularly use it to autofill details like addresses and credit details. Additionally, Chrome autofill being integrated into Android is such a useful feature.

That being said, maybe you don’t like Chrome having all that data or you don’t like using the Chrome autofill feature. In those cases, you can easily disable the Chrome autofill feature with just a few clicks. Let me show you how.

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Autofill feature in Chrome

Unlike in the older versions of Chrome, the autofill feature is divided into three major parts. Those are as follows.

  • Passwords: Passwords autofill can generate new passwords and save and sync passwords between devices.
  • Payment methods: This category stores your debit or credit card information like card number, CVV, expiry date, name, etc.
  • Address and more: This category is dedicated to storing address details.
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Since the autofill settings are neatly divided into three categories, you can disable the category you don’t want to use.

For example. I already use an external password manager. So, I generally disable Chrome passwords autofill. If you want nothing to do with the Chrome autofill feature then you should disable all three categories to turn off Chrome autofill completely.

Disable Autofill in Chrome

Follow these steps to turn off Chrome autofill.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click the “Menu” icon (three vertical dots).
  3. Choose the “Settings” option.
  4. Click on “Autofill” on the sidebar.
  5. Turn off the following categories.
    • Disable “Passwords” autofill.
    • Disable “Payment methods” autofill.
    • Turn off “Address and more” autofill.
  6. With that, Chrome autofill is disabled.

Steps with a bit more detail:

To disable autofill on Chrome, open the Chrome browser and click on the Menu icon (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner. Select the Settings option.

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Click “Autofill” on the sidebar of the Settings page.

As soon as you do that, you will see all three categories of the Autofill feature. As I said earlier, you can disable individual categories.

  • Disable password autofill in Chrome: Open the “Passwords” option and turn off the “Offer to save passwords” option.
  • Disable credit card autofill in Chrome: Open the “Payment methods” option and turn off the “Save and fill payment methods” option. Optionally, turn off the “Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved” option.
  • Turn off address autofill in Chrome: Open “Address and more” and turn off the “Save and fill addresses” option.

To disable Chrome autofill completely, turn off all three autofill categories.

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That is all. You’ve disabled Chrome autofill.

One thing to remember is that even after you disable Chrome autofill, the autofill information is still present in the browser so that the autofill works as it should when you enable the feature again.

If you want to clear Chrome autofill data, you have to manually delete each and every entry manually in the autofill section.

Enable Chrome Autofill

The Chrome autofill feature is enabled by default. If you disabled it and want to enable it back, follow the below steps.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click the “Menu” icon (three vertical dots).
  3. Choose the “Settings” option.
  4. Click on “Autofill” on the sidebar.
  5. Turn on the following categories.
    • Enable “Passwords” autofill.
    • Enable “Payment methods” autofill.
    • Turn on “Address and more” autofill.
  6. With that, Chrome autofill is enabled.

Disable Chrome Autofill on Certain Sites

As of writing this, there is no way for Chrome users to disable Chrome autofill on specific sites. You either turn off autofill in Chrome for all sites or not. There is no middle ground.

That is all. It is that simple to turn off Chrome autofill.

I hope this simple Chrome how-to guide helped you.

If you like this article, do check out these other Chrome tips.

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