How Can I Disable AutoFill in Google Chrome?

How do I turn off the auto-fill feature in Google Chrome? The suggestions are not always helpful and I'd like to disable this feature.

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You can easily disable the auto-fill feature in Google Chrome by following the steps given below: 1. Open Google Chrome on your computer. 2. Click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of Chrome. This will open the More menu. 3. From the More menu, find and click on "Settings". 4. In the Settings page, scroll down and click on "Auto-fill" - it should be under the "Privacy and security" section. 5. There, you can manage the settings for "Passwords", "Payment methods", and "Addresses and more". 6. Click on each of these sections (one at a time) and toggle off the auto-fill option. Here's a more granular instruction for each section: - Passwords: This controls whether Chrome auto-fills your passwords on websites. You can turn it off by clicking the switch next to "Offer to save passwords". - Payment Methods: This controls whether Chrome autofills your credit card number, expiry date, and the CSV code. Switch off "Save and fill payment methods" to disable it. - Addresses and More: This controls whether Chrome auto-fills forms with your addresses, contact details, etc. Disable "Save and fill addresses" to turn this feature off. Note: These steps apply to the most recent versions of Google Chrome. If your browser is heavily outdated, the settings might be located in a different place. Updating to the latest version is always a good idea for maintaining security and compatibility. Remember, while it might be convenient to have your browser remember passwords and other information, it is generally safer to use a dedicated password manager. These apps usually provide more security than a browser's built-in password management tools. If autofill gets in the way of your browsing, or if you're concerned about privacy, disabling autofill is a good step to take.
Answered on August 25, 2023.
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Disabling AutoFill in Google Chrome is indeed quite easy and straightforward. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it: 1. Launch Google Chrome. 2. Click the Chrome menu button, which is represented by three vertical dots in the upper-right corner. 3. Click on "Settings" from the dropdown menu. 4. Scroll down and click on "Autofill" section. It has three options "Passwords", "Payment methods", and "Addresses and more". 5. Click on each one of them and disable the "AutoFill" feature by toggling the switch to "Off" position. a. Passwords: Here you can switch off "Offer to save passwords" and "Auto sign-in". b. Payment methods: Switch off "Save and fill payment methods". c. Addresses and more: Toggle off "Save and fill addresses". You've now successfully disabled the AutoFill feature in Google Chrome. Remember, by turning off this feature, Chrome will no longer store new information such as passwords, payment details, or forms. Consequently, you'll need to manually input these details each time you need them. In a similar spirit, while this could lead to a reduction in convenience when filling out forms, it's worth noting it does add an extra level of security and privacy, since storing sensitive information in your browser could potentially expose it if your computer were compromised. Finally, if you're particularly concerned about such information being stored, consider using 'Incognito Mode' in Chrome, as this feature ensures that your browsing history and input data are not saved once the browser is closed.
Answered on September 2, 2023.
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