How to Manage Android Autofill Settings

Enable, disable, and customize autofill on Android

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > System > Language & Input > Advanced > Autofill service > Add service and follow the onscreen instructions to enable autofill.
  • If you use Google as your autofill service you will be able to customize your autofill experience on Android, but it won't work the same with third-party services.
  • You can delete autofill data from within Settings if you use Google to autofill, but you will have to go into your chosen service's app to delete third-party autofill information.

Android autofill saves personal information, addresses, payment methods, and passwords. It connects to Google apps, including Google Maps, Google Pay, and Chrome password manager. If you use a different password manager, you can also add that, but you can only have one autofill service at a time. Here’s how to enable autofill, adjust settings for autofill on Android, and edit the information Google saves.

These instructions apply to Android 10, 9.0 (Nougat), and 8.0 (Oreo). The screenshots are from Android 10; older versions of the operating system might look different.

How to Turn on and Customize Android Autofill

It’s easy to enable and disable Android autofill as well as adjust key settings, and edit saved information. You can allow autofill from Google or third-party password managers.

  1. Open the Settings app. 

  2. Scroll down and tap System > Language & Input.

  3. Tap Advanced to expand the section.

    Android input settings.
  4. Tap Autofill service.

  5. Tap Autofill service again. 

    Your screen will either display None or an app name, if you’re using one. You’ll see a list of apps that can autofill. Google is on the list by default; you can also add password managers.

  6. Tap Add service.

    Android input settings.

    If you select None, that disables the autofill service.

  7. Select a password manager, then Google will prompt you to confirm that you trust the app. Tap OK if you do.

    Adding a password manager to Android autofill.

For some Android devices, you may need to restart your phone for the changes to take effect.

Manage Google Autofill Settings

If you chose a third-party password manager in the steps above, there are no available settings to adjust; if you chose Google in the steps above, you’d see a settings cog next to it. Here’s how to add and edit your autofill data.

  1. Tap the Settings cog. It will display the primary email address associated with your phone.

  2. Tap Account. If the right email is displaying, tap Continue.

    Android autofill service settings.

    If not, tap the down arrow next to the email address and choose another address. If you don’t see it, you’ll have to add it; Android supports multiple Gmail accounts.

  3. On the Autofill with Google screen, you’ll see Google autofill settings, including personal information, addresses, payment methods, and passwords. You can edit Personal information, addresses, and payment methods.

  4. Tap Personal information to edit your name, email, education, work history, sites, profiles (YouTube, Twitter, etc.), gender, birthday, and more. Tap the pencil icon to edit any of this information.

    Google autofill settings.
  5. Tap Addresses to bring up Google Maps and places you’ve saved.

  6. Tap Payment methods to connect to Google Pay. (The app blocks screenshot captures.)

  7. Tap Passwords to connect to Google’s password manager–you can enable Offer to save passwords, Auto sign-in, and any declined sites or apps that you’ve blocked from password saving. You can tap Add more to manually add passwords.

    Google password manager settings.

How to Delete Android Autofill Data

You can edit Android autofill data, as outlined above, and you can also delete data that’s incorrect. If you’re using a third-party password manager, you can remove passwords directly from that app. If you’re using Google, you can access and delete your data in Settings.

  1. Open the Settings app. 

  2. Scroll down and tap System > Language & Input.

  3. Tap Advanced to expand the section.

    Android input settings.
  4. Tap Autofill service.

  5. Tap the Settings cog next to Google.

  6. Tap Personal information, Addresses, Payment methods, or Passwords.

    Android autofill service settings.
  7. On the Personal information screen, tap the pencil icon. Delete the information you want to remove, then tap OK.

  8. On the Addresses screen, tap a list, tap the pencil icon, then the X next to a location.

    Accessing Android autofill personal information.
  9. On the Payment methods screen, tap Remove next to the credit card or account.

  10. On the Passwords screen, tap the website you want to remove, tap Delete, then tap Delete again on the confirmation message.

    Updating the Google password manager.
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