How to Turn Off Autofill on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Autofill is a convenient feature on Android devices that automatically fills in information such as usernames, passwords, and addresses. While it can save time, there may be instances where you want to turn off autofill for privacy or security reasons. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable autofill on your Android device.

Step 1: Access the System Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings app on your Android device. The app’s icon typically resembles a gear or cogwheel.

Step 2: Find and Select ‘System’

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called ‘System’. Tap on it to access additional system settings.

Step 3: Open ‘Languages & input’

Within the System settings, look for an option labeled ‘Languages & input’. This option is usually located near other system-related settings.

Step 4: Locate ‘Advanced’ Settings

In the Languages & input menu, scroll down until you see an option called ‘Advanced’. Tap on it to reveal advanced settings related to language and input methods.

Step 5: Disable Autofill Service

Within the Advanced settings, find an option named ‘Autofill service’. Tap on it to access settings specific to autofill services.

If you have multiple autofill services enabled, you will see a list of available options. Locate the autofill service that you want to turn off and tap on it.

Note:

If you are not sure which autofill service is active or if you want to disable autofill entirely, select the ‘None’ option if available.

Step 6: Turn Off Autofill

Once you have selected the desired autofill service, you will be taken to its settings page. Look for a toggle switch or checkbox labeled ‘Autofill’ or ‘Enable autofill’. Tap on the toggle switch or uncheck the checkbox to disable autofill for that particular service.

If you have chosen to disable autofill for all services by selecting the ‘None’ option, simply ensure that the toggle switch or checkbox is turned off for each individual service.

Step 7: Verify Autofill is Disabled

To confirm that autofill has been successfully disabled, open an app or website where you would normally see autofill suggestions. If no suggestions appear automatically, it means that your Android device’s autofill feature has been turned off.

Note:

In some cases, a restart of your device may be required for the changes to take effect.

Congratulations! You have successfully disabled the autofill feature on your Android device. Remember, should you choose to enable it again in the future, simply follow these steps and turn on the appropriate toggle switch or checkbox within your chosen autofill service settings.

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