More and more people are buying online. Buying online is fast and convenient. When you buy products online, you are often asked for personal information such as the credit card number, your address, your phone number, etcetera. In order to autocomplete this information, Google Chrome has included the “Autocomplete” option in Google Chrome.
To use autocomplete, you do not necessarily have to go to the setting and enter the information separately. Usually, the Chrome browser will ask you if you want to save the information you have already entered in the website form for the future.
The same goes for payment information. If you enter your credit card information and accept Autofill to use it later, it will be filled in automatically the next time. However, it will still ask you for the security code due to security measures. The great thing is that the payment information is linked to Google Pay, which encrypts and stores the payment information on a secure server.
While Autofill is a great way to save time, you should only use it on a private computer unless you are sharing the same information with multiple people, such as the same company information also being used by your colleagues.
In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to manage this auto-fill in Google Chrome.
Autocomplete in Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome web browser. In the top right corner, click on the menu. In the Chrome menu, open Settings.
Navigate on the left, to the “Autofill” settings in Google Chrome.
To get started, we’re going to look at how to manage saved passwords in Google Chrome.
Saved passwords are automatically completed on websites that you need to log into. So you don’t have to re-enter a saved password every time.
Offer to store passwords
You have several options. If you want to disable password saving in Google Chrome, then click on the blue button to the right of “Offer to save passwords”. Google Chrome will then no longer ask you to save a password after logging into a website.
Google Chrome can also help you automatically log in to a website from which a password has been saved. Also, this option: Auto Sign-in can be turned on or off as desired.
You can also check the saved passwords in Google Chrome. A check is performed on password complexity, i.e. how difficult the password is to crack (password strength) and whether the password has been captured in known online attacks.
Viewing and manage saved passwords
To view and manage your saved passwords online, you must log in to your Google Account link. This is because all saved passwords are not stored in the Google Chrome web browser but in the linked Google Account.
Now we will look at how to manage payment methods in Google Chrome.
Payment methods are additions from Google Chrome that relate to the online checkout. These include credit card information that is automatically entered on websites where you can pay by credit card.
Save and fill payment methods
If you enter your credit card information on a website, Google Chrome will prompt you to save this information for a future visit to complete for another website. You can turn these settings off or on by clicking the blue button to the right of the setting.
Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved
If websites perform a check to see if you have stored payment information in Google Chrome (to auto-complete), you can either allow it or not. By default, this option is on.
Google Chrome can only store credit card information in Google Chrome for autocompletion. If you want to use Google Pay, then you need to change these settings in your Google Account. You can then view your recent Google Pay activity, change your linked credit card information, change subscriptions, addresses and settings.
Add or remove payment methods
The payment methods setting displays a list of the automatically entered payment methods. If you want to add one yourself, click the Add button and enter the desired credit card details.
Now we are going to see how to manage the autocomplete address information in Google Chrome.
Addresses and more
Automatically updating address information in Google Chrome can save a lot of time. However, it is important that the address data is up to date.
Saving and filling out addresses
If you want to disable the automatic saving of address information, phone numbers, and shipping addresses, then click the blue button to the right of the setting.
All saved addresses in Google Chrome will be displayed under the heading Addresses. If you want to change the address, then click on the three vertical dots and click on Edit in the menu.
Click the Add button to manually add an address to Google Chrome. This address will then be automatically completed in address fields on a website where it is needed.
I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!