How to Manage Chrome Autofill Settings

Plus, how to delete autofill for contact information and payments

Chrome autofill saves contact information, and payment details, if enabled in the browser. Contact information includes physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. This feature makes it easier to fill in online forms and make purchases quickly. It saves a lot of typing and means you don’t have to keep fishing through your wallet every time you place an order online.

You can also save login information using the chrome password manager.

How to Enable Chrome Autofill

You can quickly enable and disable autofill in Chrome. Here’s how to enable autofill for addresses and payment information.

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Click the three-dot menu on the top right of your screen.

  3. Click Settings.

    Chrome settings menu.
  4. Under Autofill, click Payment methods.

    Chrome autofill payment methods.
  5. Toggle on Save and fill payment methods.

    Toggling on save and fill payment methods in Chrome.
  6. Click the back arrow to go back to Settings.

  7. Click Addresses and more.

  8. Toggle on Save and fill addresses. Close the Settings page by navigating to a website or closing the browser.

    Toggling on save and fill addresses in Chrome.
  9. Going forward, on most websites, you’ll get a prompt to autofill addresses and payment information.

If Chrome doesn't prompt you to autofill addresses or payment information, it means either the website you’re on is not secure or the browser can’t detect the appropriate form fields.

How to Manage Chrome Autofill Settings

When you’ve used Chrome autofill for a while, you’ll eventually have outdated information saved or mistyped addresses. You can add, edit, and delete your information for both addresses and payments.

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Click your profile icon on the top right. Underneath your profile photo and email address are three icons: Passwords, Payment methods, and Addresses and more.

    Chrome autofill settings.
  3. Click the Payment methods icon, then click Add.

    Adding a payment method in Chrome.
  4. Input your credit or debit card details and click Save.

    Chrome Autofill Settings
  5. Click the Addresses and more icon.

  6. Click Add. Input an address and click Save.

    Adding an address in Chrome autofill settings.

    You can add as many addresses and cards as you want.

  7. To edit or remove a payment or address entry, click the three-dot menu next to it.

    Payment method menu icon in Chrome autofill settings.
  8. Click Edit. Update the entry and click Save.

  9. Click Remove to delete an address or payment.

If you have syncing turned on, your address changes will show up on your other devices.

How to Update Payment Methods in Google Pay

If you sync your payment methods with Google Pay, you’ll have to make the updates there. 

  1. Click Payment methods.

  2. To add a card, scroll down and click Add payment method.

    Adding a payment method to Google Pay.
  3. To update information, click Edit below the card. 

  4. To delete a card, click Remove underneath it.

How to Delete Chrome Autofill Data

Finally, you can delete all the saved addresses and payment methods in Chrome at the same time by clearing browsing data

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. At the top right, click the three-dot menu

  3. Click More tools > Clear browsing data.

    Chrome clear browsing data.
  4. Choose a time range. Options include Last hour, Last seven days, and All time.

  5. Under Advanced, tick the box for Autofill form data.

    Chrome clear browsing data.
  6. Click Clear data.

This process will not delete cards stored in Google Pay.