How to: Remove autofill data in Google Chrome

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Many web browsers use autofill data feature that shows you all your recent inputs. This allows you to see all your previous inputs and to choose them from a menu, thus speeding up the entire process. Although this feature is useful, it will list sensitive information such as your email address. Fortunately, there’s a way to protect your sensitive data, so today we’re going to show you how to remove autofill data in Chrome.

How to remove remove autofill data in Chrome?

Solution 1 – Clear browsing data

Removing autofill data in Chrome is quite simple, and you can do it by clearing your browsing data. We have to mention that this method will remove all autofill data, so keep that in mind. To delete autofill data on Chrome, do the following:

  1. Click the Menu button in the top right corner and choose Settings from the menu.
  2. Scroll all the way down and choose Show advanced settings.
  3. Navigate to the Privacy section and click the Clear browsing data button.
  4. Be sure to only check Autofill form data option.
  5. In the Obliterate the following items from menu select the desired time period. If you want to delete all autofill data, select the beginning of time option.
  6. Lastly, click the Clear browsing data button to completely remove autofill data.

As you can see, removing autofill data from Chrome using this method is quite simple. Although this method is simple, it offers very limited options. You can’t delete specific autofill data, and you can only delete autofill data from past hour, day or week. There’s also an option to delete autofill data from last 4 weeks or all autofill data. This method is useful, but it offers limited options when it comes to data removal.

Solution 2 – Delete specific autofill data

Although the previous method is simile and fast, some users prefer more advanced approach. If you want to see your autofill data and choose which entry you want to remove, you’ll need to use this method.

  1. Open the Settings tab. For more instructions on how to do that, follow the steps 1 and 2 from the previous solution.
  2. Once you open advanced settings, navigate to the Passwords and forms section. Click the Manage Autofill settings.
  3. Now you should see your autofill information. Select the entries that you want to remove and click the X button to remove them.
  4. Repeat the previous step for all autofill entries that you want to remove.

As you can see, this method allows you to see specific information before you remove it. This is quite useful if you only want to remove certain entries from autofill settings. However, if you want to remove all autofill entries quickly, we suggest that you use the previous method.

Solution 3 – Use keyboard shortcut

One of the easiest ways to remove certain autofill entry from Chrome is to use a keyboard shortcut. This method is rather simple since it doesn’t require you to change any settings. To remove autofill entries using the keyboard shortcut, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the website that gives you autofill suggestions.
  2. Click the input field and start typing your input.
  3. After a suggestion appears, use the arrow keys to select the input that you want to remove.
  4. Now press Ctrl + Delete or Shift + Delete shortcut. By doing so you’ll delete that entry from autofill suggestions.
  5. Repeat the previous step for all entries that you want to remove.

We have to mention that this solution is quite simple, but it requires you to delete autofill entries manually. In addition to manual deleting, you’ll have to visit a specific website to delete autofill entries for it. This isn’t a problem if you want to delete entries for a website or two, but if you have multiple websites and multiple entries, you might want to use more advanced solution.

Solution 4 – Use Manage Passwords option

Just like many other browsers, Chrome can save your passwords and allow you to log in to your favorite websites quickly. This is quite useful if you don’t share your Windows 10 PC with others, but if you share it with your roommates or friends, you might want to remove your autofill data. This is a simple process, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Open the Settings tab and click on Show advanced settings. For detailed instructions on how to do this, be sure to check Solution 1.
  2. When Settings tab opens, go to Passwords and forms section and click on Manage passwords.
  3. List of all saved passwords will now appear. Select the desired autofill entry that you want to remove and click the X button next to it to remove it.
  4. Repeat the previous step for all autofill entries that you want to remove.

This method is quite simple, and it allows you to see the list of passwords and accounts that you have stored in Google Chrome. This is quite useful if you want to remove certain accounts such as your Facebook or bank account from Chrome thus preventing unauthorized access to it.

Autofill data can be useful if you want to perform certain searches again, or if you want to quickly enter your address or login information. If you’re sharing your PC with anybody else or if you’re concerned about your privacy or safety, you can easily remove autofill data by using any of our solutions.

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