How to Disable Form Autofill in Google Chrome

Protect your privacy by disabling the Chrome Autofill feature

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By default, the Google Chrome browser saves certain information that you enter into website forms such as your name and address. It uses this information the next time you're prompted to enter the same information in a similar form on another website.

Instructions in this article apply to Google Chrome for desktop computers, laptops, and mobile devices.

How to Disable Chrome Autofill On A Computer

The Autofill feature saves keystrokes and offers an element of convenience, but there may be a privacy concern. If other people use your browser and you don't feel comfortable having your form information stored, disable the Autofill feature in just a few steps.

  1. Open the Chrome browser and go to the main menu (the three vertical dots).

  2. Select Settings.

    If you don't want to use the menu, place the cursor in the address bar, type chrome://settings, and press Enter.

  3. In the Autofill section, select Payment methods.

  4. Turn off the Save and fill payment methods toggle.

    Screenshot of Payment Methods in Google Chrome settings
  5. If you want to enable Autofill at a later time, turn on the Save and fill payment methods toggle.

How to Disable Autofill in the Chrome Mobile App

The Autofill feature also works in Chrome mobile apps. To disable autofill in the apps:

  1. Open the Chrome app.

  2. Tap the Chrome menu represented by three vertically aligned dots.

  3. Tap Settings.

    Screenshot of Chrome App menu
  4. Tap Payment Methods.

  5. Turn off the Save and fill payment methods toggle.

    Screenshot of Payment Methods in Chrome settings on an Android phone
  6. Tap the Back arrow to return to the Settings page.

  7. Tap the Back arrow to return to the browser window.