Should You Allow Sites to Check If You Have Payment Methods Saved?

Disable Allow Sites Check Payment Methods Chrome

Disable Allow Sites to Check if You Have Payment Methods Saved Chrome

Google has a feature that can help Chrome users save time when shopping online. Google Chrome can fill in forms automatically with saved payment methods and addresses. When you enter payment methods or new addresses in an online form, Chrome may prompt you to save it. The saved payment information in Chrome can be accessed by other websites when shopping online using the Chrome web browser. It’s true it is convenient to not have to enter credit or debit card details each time you make an online purchase. However, it poses a security risk for your banking information.

Payment methods saved in Chrome creates a cyber security risk because it is possible that this information may be accessed by someone who shares your computer or uses your phone. Remember that Chrome can save autofill information like addresses as well as payment information across devices. If you pay online using your phone then log into the same Google account on a laptop, the payment methods are available in that instance of Chrome too. That means your payment information like credit cards, debit cards, and payment apps are available on your phone, tablet, or computer through all Google apps such as Google Pay, the Play Store, YouTube, and Chrome no matter what device you use. If you lend your computer to someone else, the Payment data is saved.

You should never shop online from a public computer, like in a library. You should also never shop online over public WiFi, like in coffee shops or hotels.

View Chrome-Saved Credit Cards
View Chrome-Saved Credit Cards

Consider disabling “Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved.” The best way to protect against your credit card, debit card, or payment app credentials from being used by someone else is to unlink payment methods from Google. This includes all Google apps including Chrome – desktop and mobile, Google Pay, and Google Play.

How Do I Find My Saved Credit Cards – Google Chrome?

  1. Open the Chrome on your Mobile device
  2. To the three dots in the upper right corner
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Payment methods

All Saved Payment Methods in the Chrome mobile app are listed here. If you want to stop Chrome from saving and auto filling payment methods while shopping, then slide the toggle button to off.

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How Do I Unlink My Payment Method from Google?

Unlinking a payment method – credit card, debit card, PayPal, Verizon Pay, etc. – can be set and synched from any Chrome app. Users can disable “Allow Sites to Check if you have Payment Methods Saved” in Google Chrome easily. On any desktop or Android device, Chrome users can check for linked payment methods in their Google account.

If you have payment information saved on Google Chrome, you can increase your financial data security by disabling saving payment methods. This is an easy edit to make.

Disable Check if You Have Payment Methods Saved Chrome Web Browser

  1. Open the Chrome Web Browser
  2. Select the three dots on the upper right portion of the screen to drop down the menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and choose Advanced
  5. In the Privacy and Security section toggle “Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved” to off

A shortcut to this page is to sign into Chrome and go directly to chrome://settings/. Then follow step four above.

How Do I Change My Saved Payment Methods on Google Mobile?

If you turn on sync in Chrome, when you change your payment methods or autofill information, your changes will update on all of your devices and apps as long as you are signed into your Google account on each device.

If you still need to change your payment methods on the Chrome mobile app, Google Pay, or the Play Store mobile app then follow these instructions.

  1. Open the Chrome on your Mobile device
  2. To the three dots in the upper right corner
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Payment methods

From this screen users an add a credit card or payment app.