How to Use AutoFill on Your iPhone

Your iPhone, iPad or Mac can automatically enter your information – including passwords and payment data – on websites at a touch of a button with Auto Fill, here’s how to set it up, how to keep your data safe, and how to correct AutoFill when it enters the wrong information

Use Contact Info: Tap On and Safari fills in online forms with your personal information. That personal information is pulled from your information in Contacts. You should see your own name in theSaved Passwords: my Info option field.

When you are filling in a form, tap AutoFill on keyboard and Safari copies the information you have saved in the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address fields of your own Contacts card and pastes those bits of information into the appropriate fields.

Names and Passwords: Tap the option On if you want Safari to remember any user names and passwords you type to access certain web pages. The first time you type your name and password on a web page that requires that information, Safari displays a pop-up message, asking if you’d like to save the password.

Saved Passwords: Tap to see a list of websites for which you have a saved name and password. Tap the disclosure arrow to the right of the website to see the user name and password spelled out. To delete any of the websites, tap Edit in the upper right corner.

Tap the radio button to the left of the website you want to delete; a check mark appears. Tap the Delete button in the upper left corner.

Always Allow: Tap on to override websites that prefer passwords not be saved. You have to have Passcode Lock turned on to enable this option and if you don’t, when you tap it on, you’re automatically led through the steps to create one.

If you turn off Passcode Lock, a dialog asks if you want to continue to use AutoFill in Safari since without the security of a Passcode, anyone who uses your iPhone could access any AutoFill information you keep in Safari, including your stored credit card information. Use AutoFill without a Passcode only if you keep your iPhone chained to your body.

Some websites have a Remember Me option for usernames and passwords that works if you accept cookies, in which case Safari doesn’t ask if you want it to remember because the website takes care of that.

Credit Cards: If you shop frequently online, this feature can be a real timesaver. Tap on and then tap Saved Credit Cards➪Add Credit Card to add your cardholder information to Safari. When you purchase something online, tap in the credit card field and then tap AutoFill Credit Card.

Safari will automatically fill in the credit card information. If you have information for more than one credit card saved, a list of the last four digits of the card appear. Tap the card you want to pay with.

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