How do I enable Autofill in my browser?

Updated: 05/23/2017 by Computer Hope

Internet browsersThis document explains how to enable Autofill, which is a feature found in some browsers that fills out the entire forms such as those that ask for shipping or billing information. Autocomplete is a feature that gives you suggestions as you type in a form field, like an address bar or search box.

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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 on a page if Autofill does not work.

ChromeMicrosoft 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 View advanced settings button.
  4. Toggle the switch next to Save form entries to On.

Internet ExplorerInternet 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 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.

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

Google ChromeGoogle 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 Show advanced settings...
  5. Under Passwords and forms, check the box next to Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.
  6. Click Manage Autofill settings, located on the same line.
  7. In the Autofill settings window, click the Add new street address button or Add new credit card button.
  8. Fill out all address settings you want saved and click OK, then Done.
  9. 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.

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

FirefoxFirefox users

The latest version of Firefox is unique in that its Autofill feature is automatically enabled by default. The following steps explain how to Autofill with Firefox.

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

  1. Open the Firefox browser and navigate to the form you'd like to fill out.
  2. Type the first few letters of the beginning entry in the form field.
  3. Firefox displays a drop-down menu showing what you typed into a similar form previously.
  4. Press the down arrow key to select the entry you want to use again.
  5. Press Enter with the correct entry highlighted, or use the mouse to click on the entry.
  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 below and then select the name of your address.

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

Tip: You may see a list of all stored entries for a particular form field by pressing the down arrow key in the field when it is empty.

OperaOpera users

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

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click Opera menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings Opera settings icon from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. 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.
  6. Click Manage autofill settings button located in the same section.
  7. In the Autofill settings window, click Add new street address button 2 or Add new credit card 2 button.
  8. Fill out all address settings you want saved and click OK, and then Done.
  9. 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.

SafariSafari 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 autofill tool capable of autofilling the data across multiple browsers and devices. Our favorite autofill utilities are Dashlane, which is available for both 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, double-click on the First name field to see available autofill options. In most browsers, as you start to type in your name, it may also display the autofill options.

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

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