How to add, change, or clear autofill data

Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
autofill

The autofill feature available in Internet browsers is very useful as it can autopopulate form fields with data, such as addresses or credit card information. Sometimes, saved autofill data is misspelled, outdated, or missing. The following sections show you how to add, change, or clear autofill data. To proceed, select your Internet browser from the list below and follow the steps.

Chrome

Google Chrome

To modify your autofill data in Google Chrome, follow the directions in these sections. The first section shows you how to access the autofill options, and the others show you how to edit them.

Access autofill options

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click the Chrome settings icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Chrome menu Settings selector.

  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Autofill selector.

Autofill selector in Chrome.

  1. In the middle of the screen, under the Autofill section, you are presented with three choices: Passwords, Payment methods, and Addresses and more.

Autofill choices in Chrome.

  1. Once you know which autofill item you'd like to edit, find it in the sections below and follow the instructions.

Passwords

The following link shows you how to manage your browser passwords in Chrome.

Payment methods

The following section contains details on the payment method autofill options in Chrome.

Credit card autofill options in Chrome.

Save and fill payment methods

Use the toggle switch next to Save and fill payment methods to choose whether or not Chrome should save and autopopulate your payment information going forward (A).

Add payment method

To input new payment information, click the Add button (B) and type in the appropriate information. When you've finished, click the Save button.

Adding a card in Chrome.

Edit payment methods

To edit or remove payment info, click the More actions icon in Chrome Autofill settings icon next to one of the entries (B), and select Edit or Remove from the drop-down menu.

Edit button in chrome.

Addresses and more

The following section contains details on the address autofill options in Chrome.

Addresses and more autofill options in Chrome.

Save and fill addresses

Use the toggle switch next to Save and fill addresses to choose whether or not Chrome should save and autopopulate your address information going forward (A).

Adding addresses

To input new address information, click the Add button (B) and type in the appropriate information. When you've finished, click the Save button.

Adding a new address to Chrome.

Remove or edit an address

To edit or remove address info, click the More actions icon in Chrome Autofill settings icon next to one of the entries (C), and select Edit or Remove from the drop-down menu.

Edit button in chrome.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox's autofill capabilities for forms are limited to addresses only. To learn how to access, add, modify, and delete your autofill data in Firefox, follow these steps.

Access autofill options

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu button in Firefox. button in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Customize icon in Firefox. Options (called Preferences in macOS and Linux).
  4. In the next window, select the Privacy & Security tab.

Privacy and security screen in Firefox.

  1. Scroll down to the Forms and Autofill section. Make sure the box next to Autofill addresses is checked and click the Saved addresses button in Firefox. button.

Forms and Autofill in Firefox.

  1. You should now see a Saved Addresses prompt.

Add autofill data

  1. In the Saved Addresses prompt, click the Add button in Firefox. button.
  2. Fill out the information, then click the Save button in Firefox. button.

Add new address in Firefox.

Change autofill data

  1. In the Saved Addresses prompt, select an address and click the Edit button in Mozilla Firefox. button.

Edit saved address in Firefox.

  1. Make your edits, then click the Save button in Firefox. button.

Delete autofill data

Select the entry you'd like to delete, then click the Remove button in Firefox. button.

Remove saved address in Firefox.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

To modify your autofill data in Microsoft Edge, follow the directions in these sections. The first section shows you how to access the autofill options, and the others show you how to edit them.

Access autofill options

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more icon Microsoft Edge More menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge.

  1. Under the Settings section on the left, click Profiles.

Site permissions selector

  1. Under the Your profile section in the middle of the screen, there are three categories to choose from: Passwords, Payments, and Addresses and more.

Autofill choices in Edge.

  1. Once you know which autofill item you'd like to edit, find it in the sections below and follow the instructions.

Passwords

The following link shows you how to manage your browser passwords in Edge.

Payment info

The following section contains details on the payment info autofill options in Edge.

Payment info options on Edge.

Toggle payment autofill

Use the toggle switch next to Save and fill payment methods to choose whether or not Edge should save and autopopulate your payment information (A).

Adding a card

To add a credit card to Edge, click the Add card button (B). Fill out the payment information, then click the Save button at the bottom.

Add credit card in Edge.

Edit or delete payment information

To edit or delete payment info, click the Microsoft Edge More menu icon next to one of the entries (C), and select Edit or Delete from the drop-down menu.

Edit or delete payment information.

Addresses and more

The following section contains details on the address autofill options in Edge.

Addresses and more options in Edge.

Save and fill addresses

To choose whether or not Edge should save and autopopulate your address information, enable or disable Save and fill addresses (A).

Add addresses

To input a new address, click the Add address button (B). Fill in the appropriate information, then click the Save button.

Adding and address in Edge.

Edit or delete an address

To edit or delete address info, click the Microsoft Edge More menu icon next to one of the entries (C), and select Edit or Delete from the drop-down menu.

Edit or delete payment information.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Legacy

To modify your autofill data in Microsoft Edge Legacy, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. Click More icon in Microsoft Edge. in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.

Selector for the settings menu in Edge.

  1. Scroll to the bottom and click the Advanced settings button in Edge. button.
  2. Click the Button to manage form entries in Edge. option in the middle of the Autofill entries list.

To create a form entry - Click Add new button in Edge., fill out the appropriate information, then click the Save button in Microsoft Edge. button.

To edit the form entry - Click an existing form entry, make your changes, then click the Save button in Microsoft Edge. button.

To delete a form entry - Hover your mouse over the entry, then click the Remove icon in Edge. icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer only allows users to enable and disable autofill, or clear its history, but not change specific entries.

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Tools icon in Internet Explorer. icon.
  3. Select Internet options.

Selector to choose Internet options in MSIE.

  1. In the window that opens, click the Content tab (A), then select Settings (B) in the AutoComplete section.

AutoComplete settings selector.

  1. On the next menu, you have two options: toggle autofill on or off and delete AutoComplete history.

AutoComplete menu.

Toggle autofill on or off

  1. Check or uncheck the box next to Forms and Searches.

Delete AutoComplete history

  1. Near the bottom of the window, click the Delete AutoComplete history button.
  2. Check the box next to Form data, then click Delete.
  3. Click OK twice to exit the two windows.

Internet Explorer - clear AutoComplete data

Opera

Opera

To modify your autofill data in Opera, follow the directions in these sections. The first section shows you how to access the autofill options, and the others show you how to edit them.

Access autofill options

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the Opera menu button button in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector

  1. In the Settings window, click the Opera Advanced button button, then select Privacy & security.

Privacy selector in Opera

  1. In the Privacy and security section, scroll down to the Autofill section where you see three options: Passwords, Payment methods, and Addresses and more.

Autofill choices in Opera.

  1. Once you know which autofill item you'd like to edit, find it in the sections below and follow the instructions.

Passwords

The following link shows you how to manage your browser passwords in Opera.

Payment methods

The following section contains details on the payment method autofill options in Opera.

Credit card autofill options in Opera.

Save and fill payment methods

Use the toggle switch next to Save and fill payment methods to choose whether or not Opera should save and autopopulate your payment information (A).

Add payment method

To input new payment information, click the Add button (B) and type in the appropriate information. When you've finished, click the Save button.

Adding a card in Opera.

Edit payment methods

To edit or remove payment info, click the More actions icon in Opera Autofill settings icon next to one of the entries (B), and select Edit or Remove from the drop-down menu.

Edit button in chrome.

Addresses and more

The following section contains details on the address autofill options in Opera.

Credit card autofill options in Opera.

Save and fill addresses

Use the toggle switch next to Save and fill addresses to choose whether or not Opera should save and autopopulate your address information (A).

Adding addresses

To input new address information, click the Add button (B) and type in the appropriate information. When you've finished, click the Save button.

Adding a new address to Opera.

Remove or edit an address

To edit or remove address info, click the More actions icon in Opera Autofill settings icon next to one of the entries (C), and select Edit or Remove from the drop-down menu.

Edit button in chrome.

Safari

Safari

To modify the Autofill settings in Safari, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. In the Apple menu bar, click Safari selector, and select Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Safari preferences selector

  1. In the Preferences window, click the AutoFill tab (A).

Safari AutoFill menu

  1. Under AutoFill web forms, you can completely disable any of the four categories (B), or access the editing menus for each and customize your preferences (C).