Google Chrome and other web browsers offer an autofill option to quickly fill in details like commonly used addresses, payment methods, first name / last name, etc. This is a very handy feature that allows you to fill out forms and contact details when ordering, signing up for a service, or creating an invoice. However, if you are switching from Chrome to another browser such as Edge, Firefox, or Safari, it is advisable to remove these details from Chrome.
It’s also useful when other family members are using Chrome on your shared PC or Mac. Other users may receive irrelevant suggestions when filling out forms or payment details on the web. You can still use the profile selector on Chrome, but most of the family stick to the default account and settings on the Chrome browser.
The good news is that it’s easy to remove or edit Chrome’s autofill details. This article shows you how to remove autofill form details from Chrome web and mobile apps. Let’s start.
Use Google Chrome Desktop
You can use the desktop version of Google Chrome to find the saved autofill details and make changes. Follow the steps below and remove AutoFill details from Chrome.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser on the desktop.
2nd step: Make sure you’re signed in using Google Account credentials.
Step 3: Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner and select Settings.
Step 4: Select Autocomplete from the sidebar. Google has carefully divided the autofill menu into three parts: passwords, payment methods, addresses, and more.
Step 5: Click Addresses and you will see all the registered addresses in the list. This could be your contact details, those of your customers, or addresses frequently used on commercial sites.
Step 6: Tap the three-dot menu next to it and select Edit to edit the details or use Delete to remove the address from the Chrome database.
Step 7: In the Edit address menu, you can edit information such as first name, last name, PIN, email address, mobile phone number, state and country.
This is useful when you no longer need a customer address or are moved to a new address. Chrome will present the relevant autofill options when you try to fill in details on the web. For example, in the email address hook, you will only receive the saved email suggestion. No other unnecessary details will appear, unless this page is poorly designed.
After making the necessary changes, return to the autofill menu and select Payment methods.
Normally, I don’t recommend saving payment details on a web browser. Having said that, if you have added credit / debit card information on Google Chrome, you can edit or delete that information.
Tap the three-dot menu to edit or delete card details. For the default card payment method, you will need to select the share icon and remove the card details from the Google Payments menu.
You can also make the same changes from the Chrome mobile apps.
Use Google Chrome mobile apps
Google Chrome offers one of the best web browsing experiences on iPhone. It is also easy to use and feature rich. Follow the steps below to remove AutoFill details from Chrome on iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app on the iPhone.
2nd step: Tap the three-dot menu in the lower right corner.
Step 3: Go to settings.
Step 4: The details of autofill can be found directly in the Settings menu.
Step 5: Tap on payment methods and remove irrelevant card details from the menu.
Step 6: Open Addresses & more and select Edit above.
Step 7: Select the address and press Delete at the bottom.
Google Chrome is the default web browser on Android. Follow the steps to edit autofill details on Google Chrome.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app on Android.
2nd step: Tap the three-dot menu above and navigate to Settings.
Step 3: You’ll notice some familiar options in Chrome’s settings.
Step 4: Tap on payment methods and remove irrelevant card details from the menu.
Step 5: Open Addresses & more and select Edit above.
Step 6: Select the address and press Delete at the bottom.
When you switch from Google Chrome browser to a competing offer, there is no way to export payment details or saved addresses to the new browser.
It is also recommended that you review the passwords saved in Chrome and remove the ones you no longer need. Follow our step-by-step guide to removing saved passwords from Chrome. My advice would be to invest in a cross-platform password manager such as 1Password, Enpass, Dashlane, or SafeInCloud.
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It is essential to review the autofill section in Chrome and remove or change the appropriate details. Otherwise, you will continue to receive irrelevant autofill suggestions, which is not ideal for the end user. Follow the steps above and customize your Google Chrome like a pro.
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Last updated on Oct 14, 2020
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