How to Manage Android Autofill Settings

Autofill is a dedicated framework introduced by Google that manages communication between the autofill service and apps on your Android device. 

Android Autofill saves personal information, addresses, payment methods, and passwords. It connects to Google apps, including Google Maps, Google Pay, and the Chrome password manager. If you use another password manager, you can also add it, but you can only have one autofill service at a time.

Here’s how to turn on auto-fill, adjust auto-fill settings on Android, and edit information saved by Google.

It is easy to turn Android autofill on and off, adjust key settings, and edit saved information. You can allow autofill from Google or third-party password managers.

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Scroll down and tap System > Language & Input.
  3. Tap Advanced to expand the section.
  1. Tap Autofill service > Autofill service again > Add service.
Enable Customize Android Autofill
Enable Customize Android Autofill

If you select None, that disables the autofill service.

  1. Select a password manager, then Google will prompt you to confirm that you trust the app. Tap OK if you do.

Authenticate using a password or fingerprint to confirm the action. Log into the app you want and use it.

If you selected a third-party password manager in the steps above, no setting is available to adjust; if you chose Google in the steps above, you’ll see a cog of settings next to it.

On the Autofill with Google screen, you’ll see Google’s autofill settings, including personal information, addresses, payment methods, and passwords. You can change personal information, addresses, and payment methods.

Here’s how to add and edit your autofill data.

  1. Tap the Settings cog. It will display the primary email address associated with your phone.
  2. Tap Account. If the right email is displaying, tap Continue.
Google Autofill Settings
Google Autofill Settings
  1. Tap Personal Information to change your name, email address, education, work history, sites, profiles (YouTube, Twitter, etc.), gender, birthday, etc. Tap the pencil icon to edit any of this information.
Google Autofill Settings 2
  1. Tap Payment methods to connect to Google Pay.
  2. Tap Places to view Google Maps and the places you’ve saved.
  3. Tap on Passwords to connect to the Google password manager: you can activate the offer to save passwords, automatic connection and all refused sites or applications whose password registration you have blocked past. You can tap Add more to manually add passwords.

Test the service by opening an app and trying to sign in when prompted, to send your credentials to your Google account.

You can change the Android autofill data, as shown above, and you can also delete the incorrect data. If you are using a third-party password manager, you can delete passwords directly from this application. If you use Google, you can access and delete your data in the settings.

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Scroll down and tap System > Language & Input.
  3. Tap Advanced to expand the section.
  4. Tap Autofill service.
  5. Tap the Settings cog next to Google.
  6. Tap Personal information, Addresses, Payment methods, or Passwords.
  7. On the Personal information screen, tap the pencil icon. Delete the information you want to remove, then tap OK.
  8. On the Addresses screen, tap a list, tap the pencil icon, then the X next to a location.
  9. On the payment methods screen, tap Remove next to the credit card or account.
  10. On the Passwords screen, tap the website you want to remove, tap Delete, then tap Delete again on the confirmation message.

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