How to delete embarrassing autofill entries on your Mac or iPhone browser

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It’s no one else’s business what we’re searching on our personal devices.  Can we agree that no one should be able to see it.

Instead, sometimes you try to look something up, and your previous searches are listed right out in the open for everyone to see. Maybe someone saw what you were buying them for their birthday, or perhaps you had private medical information that you didn’t want anyone seeing.

Whatever the case, there's a way to fix this, and here's how to do it with the most commonly used web browsers from your laptop.

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A woman presumably upset at the embarrassing auto-correct feature on her search engines.

Before you see my tips below, be sure to follow these instructions to update your Google Chrome browser. About every six weeks (if not sooner), Google updates its browser and often updates it along the way with security updates and other smaller cosmetic changes. 

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To keep your Google Chrome browser performing quickly and securely, be sure to update by heading over to CyberGuy.com and search "chrome browser" by clicking the magnifying glass at the top of my website.

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Man upset at his Chrome app displaying embarrassing autofill entries.

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Woman sitting happily at her computer.
Woman sitting at the table staring happily at the computer because she followed CyberGuy's advice and successfully cleared out all her existing autofill data.

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