How to Disable Form Autofill in Google Chrome

Protect your privacy by disabling the Chrome autofill feature

Form autofill in settings
 Scott Ortega

By default, the Google Chrome browser saves certain information that you enter into website forms such as your name and address and uses this information the next time you are prompted to enter the same information in a similar form on another website. Although this Autofill features saves you some keystrokes and offers an element of convenience, there is an obvious privacy concern. If other people use your browser and you do not feel comfortable having your form information stored, the Autofill feature can be disabled in just a few steps.

How to Disable Chrome Autofill on a Computer

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click on Chrome's main menu button located in the upper right corner of the browser window and represented by three vertically aligned dots.
  3. When the drop-down menu appears, click Settings. You can also type the following text into Chrome's address bar in place of clicking on this menu item: chrome://settings.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Settings screen and click on Advanced
  5. Scroll down a bit further until you locate the Passwords and forms section. To disable Autofill, click the arrow to the right of Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.
  6. Click the slider in the Autofill settings screen to the Off position.

To re-enable the feature at any time, repeat this process and click the slider to move it to the On position.

How to Disable Autofill in the Chrome Mobile App

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

  1. Open the Chrome app.
  2. Tap the Chrome menu button represented by three vertically aligned dots.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap the arrow next to Autofill Forms.
  5. Toggle the slider next to Autofill Forms to the Off position. You can also toggle the slider next to Show addresses and credit cards from Google Payments.