Have you heard of chrome autofill? Do you know what chrome autofill does in chrome? Have you ever been tired of typing in your contact information over and over again? Wouldn’t it be great someone somewhere figured out how to automatically fill in that data for you?
The chrome autofill extension serves one purpose: fill forms fields automatically on page load without any user interaction. This is its primary function but it can do so much more, chrome has a built-in auto-fill feature but it doesn’t work on all fields and requires you to select from a drop-down menu.
Most users never have to see or edit these preferences in order to utilize autofill, the browser watches the person filling out forms and when it recognizes an address or a credit card it will ask if the user wants them to save that information to reuse later.
An outdated browser cache can prevent the autofill functionality in chrome from kicking in so when using it you will have to try clearing it. Chrome autofill is great as a time-saving tool but it’s also prone to attacks and especially vulnerable in a case like this. It’s best to use these on sites you completely trust or alternatively turn them off completely.
Chrome Autofill Forms
To set up chrome autofill to automatically populate your information in online forms you will have to follow these steps below:
- Click the chrome button in the upper right corner of the browser and choose settings.
- Scroll all the way down and click show advanced settings.
- Scroll further until you see passwords and forms.
- Click the manage autofill settings link.
- To input your contact information, click add new street address button, and the dialogue box in figure 1 displays.
- Fill in the information you want to store, all of it is optional so it is up to you how much information you want available for autofill.
- Click ok.
With these steps, you will be able to set up chrome autofill to populate your information.
Chrome Autofill Delete
You can clear specific auto-fill data from chrome and the guidelines on how to do it are right here:
- Click the Chrome menu icon.
- Click settings.
- In the autofill section on the left-hand side, expand the area for which you wish to clear specific data.
- Find the entry you wish to delete.
- Click the three dots icon at the right beside the entry and click remove.
With these guidelines, you will be able to clear auto-fill data from chrome, but if you want to delete chrome autofill you will have to follow these steps below:
- On your phone open the chrome app.
- To the right of the address bar tap more settings. Autofill and payments.
- Tap addresses and more or payment methods.
- On the Add, edit, or delete info tap on delete info.
With these, your information on chrome autofill will be deleted immediately.