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How to Enable and Disable Autofill on Android

While we take our time to appreciate devices that revolutionized the world, we often overlook the software features that helped us get familiar with these devices. One such feature is Autofill, which can help you fill OTPs and passwords without switching your screen. While some find this feature incredible and helpful, others find it concerning for privacy. Hence, if you want to know how to enable and disable Autofill on Android, you are in the right place.

The Autofill feature in Android saves time by automatically filling in forms, passwords, and other information when browsing the web or using apps. This feature generally uses the information you have stored in your device and have given access to. We will help you know how to turn on or off the feature and keep you aware of all the Android autofill settings. Let’s begin.

Note: The steps might differ for different Android devices and Android versions. You can still use the search option to find them.

Also read: How to enable or disable autofill in Google Chrome

How to Turn on Autofill on Android

If Autofill has not been enabled on your device, you can follow the steps below to turn on Autofill on Android:

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Additional settings.

Step 2: Tap ‘Language and input’ > choose ‘Auto-fill service.’

Step 3: Now choose Google.

Step 4: Tap OK to confirm.

How to Enable Third-Party Autofill Services

You can also use other third-party Autofill services on your Android smartphone besides Google Autofill. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Additional settings.

Step 2: Tap ‘Language and input’ > choose ‘Auto-fill service.’

Step 3: Now, choose Add service. You will be redirected to the Play Store page with some suggestions.

Step 4: Tap the app and select Install.

Step 5: Once installed, return to the Auto-fill service page and tap the third-party app you installed.

Step 6: Tap OK to confirm.

Turn off Autofill on Android

If you are concerned about your data, you can also turn off this feature.

Step 1: Go to Settings > tap Additional settings.

Step 2: Tap ‘Language and input’ > choose ‘Auto-fill service.’

Step 3: Now choose None.

Apart from that, you can also turn off many other Auto-fill options.

Turn off Autofill for Other Services

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Google and choose Auto-fill.

Step 2: Tap ‘Phone number sharing’ and toggle off ‘Phone number sharing’ to turn off your phone number sharing.

Step 3: Now, go back and choose ‘SMS verification codes’ and toggle off:

Auto-fill service: Disables Auto-fill to read any OTP or verification texts you receive.

Default browser: Prevents Default browser from accessing OTP or verification texts in your device using Auto-fill.
How to Clear Google Autofill Data on Android

If you are concerned about your data security, you can turn off Autofill and clear Autofill information on Android. Here’s how:

Note: These steps are only for Google Autofill. If you use any third-party apps, you must delete the data inside the app. Usually, the information will be saved under the Autofill menu.

Delete Phone Number

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Google and choose Auto-fill.

Step 2: Tap ‘Autofill with Google’ and choose Personal info.

Step 3: From this page, Choose Phone.

Step 4: Now, tap the number you want to delete.

Step 5: Tap the trash icon next to the number to delete.

Step 6: Choose Remove Number to confirm.

Tip: You can also tap the Pencil icon > change the number and tap Update Number.

Delete Address

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Google and choose Auto-fill.

Step 2: Tap ‘Autofill with Google’ and choose Personal info.

Step 3: Choose the address you want to delete.

Step 4: Tap Remove.

The data will be instantly removed without asking for any confirmation.

Remove Passwords

Step 1: Open Settings > tap Google and choose Auto-fill.

Step 2: Tap ‘Google Password Manager.’

Step 3: Choose the Password you want to delete and verify your account.

Step 4: Select Delete and tap Delete to confirm.

FAQs on Android Autofill

1. Is autofill safe on Android? Password managers and the default Google autofill options have strong policies to protect user data. However, that doesn’t mean your data is safe from potential snoopers or hackers. The best measure is to use the best password manager with a strong data protection policy.
2. What additional precautions can I take when using autofill? To enhance security when using services such as autofill or password managers, consider enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for your password manager and regularly updating your master password. Ensure your device and software are updated with the latest security patches.

Use Convenience with Caution

Autofill helps us save time while being useful by storing passwords and automatically fetching and adding OTPs on various services. However, if you are concerned about the data shared with the service, we hope our guide on enabling and disabling Autofill on Android helped you. Got more doubts? Share them in the comments section below.

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