How to disable Google Chrome autofill option

    Google Chrome autofill option may be helpful while signing into a website but it can be risky as well. Know how you can disable it.
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:07 IST
    Google Chrome
    Simple and easy steps to disable autofill form options in Google Chrome. (Unsplash)
    Google Chrome
    Simple and easy steps to disable autofill form options in Google Chrome. (Unsplash)

    Google Chrome as well as other internet browsers come with autofill form option making it easy to fill up login credentials automatically. This feature is quite useful and takes the annoyance of remembering passwords every time you sign into websites. However, it can also prove to be a privacy nightmare, especially when you use a shared computer or smartphone. In such case avoid the autofill form option. And if you already have saved passwords and login credentials, do not forget to delete them all. You can disable the Google Chrome autofill option for forms and websites on desktop and mobile as well. Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can do it with ease. Also Read: Google Chrome to bring new screenshot tool soon! Check highlights

    How to disable Autofill in Google Chrome

    Autofill is usually enabled by default, but you can disable it manually for obvious privacy reasons. Here's how you can disable or turn off the autofill feature in Google Chrome:

    Turn Off Google Chrome Autofill on Desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) this way

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    30 Minutes
    • Smartphone
    • Laptop
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1:

    First, open Google Chrome on your computer/mobile and click on the three-dot menu button at the top-right corner. There, go to “Settings” tab. You can also go to the Settings directly by searching for chrome://settings in the Chrome address bar.

    Step 2:

    In the Settings window, find the “Auto-fill” option, and disable autofill individually for all the three categories — Passwords, Payment methods, & Addresses and more.
     

    Step 3:

    To turn off autofill for passwords, click on “Passwords” and switch off the toggle next to “Offer to save passwords”. Also, toggle off the “Auto sign-in” option if it isn’t turned off already. Once done, your browser will no longer automatically sign you into websites using stored credentials.
     

    Step 4:

    For details, tap on “Payment methods” section under Auto-fill in Chrome and repeat the process as you did for passwords.

    Step 5:

    The same process would be repeated for “Addresses and more” as well. After you disable all the three autofill option in Google Chrome, it will no longer fill any information or passwords in any forms on your computer/ mobile in the future. 

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