How to add, change, or clear Autofill data

Updated: 08/03/2018 by Computer Hope

autofillIf you find that some of your Autofill data is misspelled or outdated, it is possible to change it. You can also delete some or all Autofill data if you desire to do so. To proceed, select your Internet browser from the list below and follow the steps.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Click The more icon in Microsoft Edge. in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector for the settings menu in Edge.

  1. Scroll to the bottom and select The advanced settings button in Edge..
  2. Click the The button to manage form entries in Edge. option in the middle of the Autofill entries list.

To create a form entry - Click on The add new button in Edge., fill out the appropriate information, then click the The save button in Microsoft Edge. button.

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

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

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer only allows users to enable and disable the autocomplete (autofill) option 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 The Tools icon in Internet Explorer. icon.
  3. Select Internet options from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector to choose Internet options in MSIE.

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

AutoComplete settings selector.

  1. On the next menu, you have your two options:

The AutoComplete menu.

To toggle AutoComplete on or off - Check or uncheck the box next to Forms and Searches.

To delete AutoComplete history - Click the The delete autocomplete history button in Internet Explorer. button, check the box next to Form data, and then click the The Delete button  in Microsoft Internet Explorer. button.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the More actions icon in Chrome Autofill settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. Click the The Advanced button in Chrome. button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Under Passwords and forms, click the arrow on the right side of the Autofill settings bar.

The button used to access Autofill options in Chrome.

To add Autofill data - Click The add button in Google Chrome. next to the Autofill item you'd like to create. Enter the information and then click the The save button in Google Chrome. button.

To change Autofill data

  1. Click More actions icon in Chrome Autofill settings next to the entry you'd like to change.
  2. Select Edit from the drop-down menu that appears.

The edit button in chrome.

  1. Make your edits and then click the The save button in Google Chrome. button.

To delete Autofill data

  1. Click More actions icon in Chrome Autofill settings next to the entry you'd like to delete.
  2. Select Remove from the drop-down menu that appears.

The edit button in chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the The customize icon in Firefox. icon.
  3. In the next window, select the Privacy & Security tab.

The privacy and security screen in Firefox.

To add Autofill data

  1. Click the The saved addresses button in Firefox. button.
  2. Click the The Add button in Firefox. button.
  3. Fill out the information, and then click The save button in Firefox..

To change Autofill data

  1. Click the The saved addresses button in Firefox. button.
  2. Click on the address you'd like to change, then the The Edit button in Mozilla Firefox. button.
  3. Make your edits, then click the The Save button in Firefox. button.

To delete Autofill data - Select the entry you'd like to delete, then click the The Remove button in Firefox. button.

Opera

  1. Open the Opera Internet browser.
  2. Click the The menu button in Opera. button.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. On the left side of the screen, select Privacy and security.

To add Autofill data

  1. Click the The manage autofill settings button in Opera. button.
  2. Then, in the Autofill settings window, click the Add new street address button 2 or Add new credit card 2 button.
  3. Fill out all settings you want to save, click OK, and then Done.

To change Autofill data

  1. Click the The manage autofill settings button in Opera. button.
  2. Move your mouse over the entry you'd like to edit.
  3. On the right side of the screen, click the The Edit button in Opera. button.
  4. Fill out all settings you want to save and click OK, and then Done.

To delete Autofill data

  1. Click the The manage autofill settings button in Opera. button.
  2. Move your mouse over the entry you'd like to remove.
  3. On the right side of the screen, click the The icon that removes an entry in Opera. button.

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