How to add, change, or clear autofill data

Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope
autofill

If you find that some of your autofill data is misspelled or outdated, it is possible to change it.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.

Google Chrome

Chrome

To modify your autofill data in Google Chrome, follow these steps.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the More actions icon in Chrome autofill settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click the Advanced button in Chrome. button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Under Passwords and forms, click the arrow on the right side of the Autofill settings bar.

Button used to access autofill options in Chrome.

To add autofill data

Click Add button in Google Chrome. next to the Autofill item you'd like to create. Enter the information and then click 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.

Edit button in chrome.

  1. Make your edits and then click 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.

Edit button in chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox

To modify your autofill data in Firefox, follow these steps.

  1. Open Firefox.
  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.

To add autofill data

  1. Click the Saved addresses button in Firefox. button.
  2. Click the Add button in Firefox. button.
  3. Fill out the information, and then click the Save button in Firefox. button.

To change autofill data

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

To delete autofill data

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

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

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

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

Selector for the settings menu in Edge.

  1. Scroll to the bottom and select 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 on 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 on 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, and then click the Remove icon in Edge. icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

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

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  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) and then select Settings (B) in the AutoComplete section.

AutoComplete settings selector.

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

AutoComplete menu.

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

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

Opera

Opera

To modify your autofill data in the Opera web browser, follow these steps.

  1. Open Opera.
  2. Click the Menu button in Opera. button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. On the left side of the screen, select Privacy and security.

To add autofill data

  1. Click 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 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 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 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 Icon that removes an entry in Opera. button.

Safari

Safari

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

  1. Open Safari.
  2. In the menu bar, open the Safari selector menu, and click Preferences.

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 head into the editing menus for each and customize your preferences (C).

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