Protecting Your Online Identity: Steps to Delete Autofilled IDs in Chrome

In today’s digital era, safeguarding your online identity has become more crucial than ever. With the increasing number of cyber threats and data breaches, it is essential to take proactive steps to protect your personal information. One common area where your identity can be at risk is through autofilled IDs in web browsers like Google Chrome. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to delete autofilled IDs in Chrome and enhance your online security.

Understanding Autofilled IDs

Autofill is a convenient feature in web browsers that saves time by automatically filling out forms with your previously entered information. This includes usernames, passwords, addresses, and other personal details. While autofill can be handy, it also poses a potential risk if someone gains unauthorized access to your device or browser.

Step 1: Accessing Autofill Settings in Chrome

To delete autofilled IDs in Chrome, you need to access the Autofill settings. Start by opening Google Chrome on your computer or mobile device and clicking on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the browser window. From the dropdown menu that appears, select “Settings.”

In the Settings menu, scroll down and click on “Autofill” located under the “Autofill and passwords” section.

Step 2: Managing Autocomplete Data

Once you are in the Autofill settings menu, you will see various options related to managing autofill data. To delete specific autofilled IDs or information from Chrome’s memory, click on “Addresses and more” or “Passwords,” depending on what type of information you want to remove.

For addresses or contact details, click on “Addresses and more.” You will see a list of saved addresses along with an option to edit or delete each entry individually. To remove an address from autofill suggestions completely, click on the three vertical dots next to the entry and select “Remove.”

To delete autofilled passwords, click on “Passwords” in the Autofill settings menu. You will be presented with a list of all saved passwords associated with your Google account. To remove a password, click on the three vertical dots next to it and select “Remove.”

Step 3: Clearing Browsing Data

In addition to deleting specific autofilled IDs, it is also a good practice to regularly clear your browsing data in Chrome. This ensures that any traces of autofilled information or browsing history are removed from your device.

To clear your browsing data, go back to the Settings menu in Chrome and select “Privacy and security.” From here, choose “Clear browsing data.” You will have the option to select what types of data you want to delete, including autofill form data, cookies, cached images and files, and more. Select the appropriate options and click on “Clear data” to remove them from Chrome.


Protecting your online identity is paramount in today’s technology-driven world. By taking proactive steps like deleting autofilled IDs in Chrome, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your personal information. Remember to regularly review and manage your autofill settings, clear browsing data periodically, and stay vigilant against potential cyber threats. By following these steps, you can enjoy a safer online experience while maintaining control over your digital identity.

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