How do I enable and disable Autofill in my browser?

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Internet browsersThis document explains how to enable Autofill, which is a feature on all browsers that fills out the entire forms such as those that ask for shipping or billing information.

Autocomplete is not the same. It is a feature that gives you suggestions as you type in a form field, like an address bar or search box. However, many browsers use the same steps to enable AutoComplete. To enable the Autofill feature, select your browser from the list below and follow the steps.

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Tip: If you want to disable Autofill, repeat the steps in any of the following sections and select the option to turn it off.

Note: If you are enabling Autofill for the first time, you'll need to enter text into a form manually to "teach" Autofill what to automatically enter the next time.

Note: Not all forms on the Internet support the Autofill feature. Some web pages disable Autofill, so you have to manually enter text into a form each time.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge users

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Select the More More actions button button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings, and then scroll all the way to the bottom and select the The view advanced settings button. button.
  4. Move the switch next to Save form entries to Toggle switch set to on..
  5. Once you've completed the previous steps, try out your Autofill using the example test form below. Click the first form field, type your first name, then press the down arrow, then press Enter.

Tip: If you would like to use an Autofill feature on all your browsers, tablets, and phones, see our third-party Autofill tools.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer users

All the latest versions of Internet Explorer use the Autocomplete feature to perform the Autofill function. We know this may be confusing, but if you're looking to fill in shipping or billing addresses, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools IE Tools Icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Internet Options from the drop-down menu.
  4. Under the Content tab, in the AutoComplete section, click the Settings button.
  5. Make sure the box next to Forms is checked.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Once you've completed the previous steps, try out your Autofill using the example test form below. Click the first form field, type your first name, then press the down arrow, then press Enter.

Tip: If you would like to use an Autofill feature on all your browsers, tablets, and phones, see our third-party Autofill tools.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome users

Note: If you have never filled out a form before within Chrome, you need to manually input all of your information into a form the first time before Autofill will begin to work.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click Customize and control Google Chrome Chrome settings icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
  4. At the bottom of Settings, click Advanced.
  5. In the Passwords and Forms section, click the arrow in the Autofill settings box.

The button to access the autofill settings in chrome.

  1. In the Autofill Settings menu, ensure that the slider is set to The toggle slider set to on. (on position).
  2. In the Addresses section, click Add on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Fill out all address settings you want to be saved and click The save button in Google Chrome..
  4. Once you've completed the previous steps, try out your Autofill using the example test form below. Click the first form field, type your first name, then press the down arrow, then press Enter.

Tip: If you would like to use an Autofill feature on all of your browsers, tablets, and phones, see our third-party Autofill tools.

Firefox

Firefox users

  1. Click the The menu button in Firefox. button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
  2. Select The options button in Firefox. from the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. In the window that appears select Privacy and Security on the left-hand side.
  4. On the screen that appears, next to Firefox will, select Use custom settings for history from the drop-down menu. Then, ensure that the box next to Remember search and form history is checked, and that the box next to Clear history when Firefox closes is unchecked.

How to enable autofill in Firefox.

Note: If you have not previously filled out a form within Firefox, you need to manually input all of your information the first time before Autofill will begin to work.

Tip: If you would like to use an Autofill feature on all of your browsers, tablets, and phones see our third-party Autofill tools.

Opera

Opera users

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click Opera menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. In the window that appears, select Privacy and security from the left-hand menu.
  5. Under the Autofill section, make sure the box next to Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages is checked.

The section that allows users to turn on autofill in Opera.

  1. Click Manage autofill settings button located in the same section.
  2. In the Autofill settings window, click Add new street address button 2 or Add new credit card 2 button.
  3. Fill out all address settings you want to be saved and click OK, and then Done.
  4. Once you've completed the previous steps, try out your Autofill using the example test form below. To enter the values, double-click on any of the fields in the test form and then select the name of your address.
Safari

Safari users

  1. Open the Safari Internet browser.
  2. Select Safari in the upper left-hand corner of the desktop.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Preferences.
  4. Select the Autofill tab.
  5. Select the check boxes next to the forms you would like Safari to fill in automatically.
  6. Once you've completed the previous steps, try out your Autofill using the example test form below. To enter the values, double-click on any of the fields in the test form and then select the name of your address.

Third-party Autofill tools

If you use multiple devices and browsers, it may be more beneficial to use a third-party tool that can Autofill data across them. Our favorite Autofill utilities are Dashlane, which is available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and RoboForm.

Autofill example test form

Below is an example test form that can be used to make sure your Autofill works. If the fields are blank, click on the First name field to see available Autofill options. In most browsers, as you start to type in your name, it also displays the Autofill options.

First name: Last name:
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Phone number: E-mail:

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