How to Disable Autofill in Your Browser

John John (304)

Web browser developers are continually inventing new ways to improve your browsing experience, and typing is a challenge for many users. So most browsers now implement some form of Autofill, which is a feature that lets you save things like your address, credit card information, and passwords. They then automatically fill in these values on relevant forms.

As convenient as this may be, it poses a security risk and can quickly become an annoyance or even conflict with other browser extensions (like password managers). In this case, you may want to fully disable Autofill in your browser. This guide will show you how to disable Autofill in major default browsers.

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  1. Click on the Chrome menu icon (three vertical dots on the top right of your screen)
  2. Click Settings
  3. Scroll down to the Autofill section
  4. Click the type of data you want to disable
  5. Use the toggles to disable

In the Autofill section, you'll be able to manage Autofill for multiple categories of data. To manage Autofill for each category, click on the category name, and then use the toggles to enable or disable Autofill.

Did you know you can also disable Pop-up blocker in Chrome?

  1. Click on the Firefox menu icon (three lines at the top right of your screen)
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click Privacy & Security
  4. Scroll down to the Forms and Autofill section
  5. Use the checkboxes to disable Autofill for each type of data

If security is your concern, you might consider leaving Autofill enabled and telling Firefox to require macOS authentication to actually fill out forms. You can manage that setting in this section as well.

  1. Click the More actions icon (three horizontal dots)
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Profiles
  4. Click Addresses and more
  5. Use the toggle to disable Autofill
  1. Click on the Safari menu item (at the top left of the screen)
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click the AutoFill icon
  4. Use the checkboxes to disable Autofill for each type of data
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