What Is Autofill And How To Disable It

Autofill is a great feature in Google Chrome which saves you a lot of time. This feature relieves you from filling web forms again and again. Google Chrome captures the information that you enter the first time you fill out a form. This is saved as an autofill entry. This entry may contain your name, location, email, contact information and address. This information can be stored in multiple entries.

How to manage Autofill ?

1) Go to Settings by clicking on the Chrome Menu.

Chrome Settings

2) Scroll down and click on the Show advanced settings.

Chrome advanced settings

3) Navigate to the Passwords and forms section and click on Manage Autofill settings.

Autofill forms

Autofill also saves your credit card information – only with your approval. You need to click on the ‘Save Info’ when it appears on the top of the browser while you are entering the information in a form. In addition to this, by enabling this feature, you can preview a form before filling it. You can also fill forms with a single click !

You need to be very cautious while using autofill. Some websites may try to capture the information that you provide in hidden fields. It is advised to use autofill only on the websites that you trust so that the information that is provided by you does not land up in wrong hands.

How to disable Autofill.

1) Go to Settings by clicking on the Chrome Menu.
2) Scroll down and click on the Show Advanced Settings.

Chrome advanced settings

3) Navigate to the Passwords and forms section.
4) Uncheck the Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.

Disable Autofill

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