Autofill forms

Tired of filling out web forms with the same information time and time again? Autofill lets you complete forms with just one click.

How to use Autofill

  • Store address information: The first time you fill out a form, Google Chrome automatically saves the contact information that you enter, like your name, address, phone number, or email address, as an Autofill entry. You can store multiple addresses as separate entries.
  • Securely store credit card information: Chrome can save your credit card information, with your explicit permission. When you enter credit card information on a form, Google Chrome asks you at the top of the page whether you'd like to save the information. Click Save info if you'd like the credit card to be saved as an Autofill entry.
  • Fill out a form in one click: When you start filling out a form, the Autofill entries that match what you're typing appear in a menu. Select an entry to automatically complete the form with information from the entry.

    Google Chrome also saves the text you've typed in specific form fields. The next time you fill out the same field, text that you've typed in the past appears in a menu. Just select the text you want to use from the menu to insert it directly into the field.

  • Preview a form before you fill it out. To see how Google Chrome will complete a form before it actually fills it out, hover over an Autofill entry in the menu with your mouse. The fields that can be automatically completed are highlighted in yellow.

It's important that you use Autofill only on websites you trust, as certain websites might try to capture your information in hidden or hard-to-see fields. Some websites prevent browsers from saving text that you've entered, so Google Chrome won't be able to complete forms on those sites.

Edit Autofill entries

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Passwords and forms" section.
  4. Click Manage Autofill settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, you can create as many profiles as you'd like:
    • To save a new address entry, scroll to the end of the "Addresses" section and click Add new street address.
    • To save a new credit card entry, scroll to the end of the "Credit Cards" section and click Add new credit card.
    • To edit an existing entry, double-click it in the list to open the editing dialog.
    • To delete an existing entry, select it from the list and click the x that appears at the end of the row.
    • If you're using a Mac, addresses from your Address Book are included as potential Autofill matches by default. If you'd prefer not to see those addresses, deselect the "Include addresses from your Address Book" checkbox.

Delete your form data

Delete all Autofill entries and saved text

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Clear browsing data.
  4. In the dialog that appears, check the "Clear saved Autofill form data" checkbox.
  5. Use the menu on the top to select the amount of data you want to delete. Select the beginning of time to clear everything.
  6. Click Clear browsing data.

Delete specific Autofill entries

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Passwords and forms" section.
  4. Click Manage Autofill settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, select the entry you'd like to delete from the list.
  6. Click the x that appears at the end of the row.

Delete specific saved text

When you type in a form field, a menu may appear, containing past text that you've typed in the field. To delete a specific piece of saved text, select it in the menu using the arrows on your keyboard, then press Shift+Delete.

Turn Autofill on or off

Autofill is turned on by default. Follow the steps below to turn it off.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Passwords and forms" section.
  4. Deselect the "Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click" checkbox.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator may turn Autofill on or off for you, in which case you can't change this setting, here. Learn about using a managed Chrome device