Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope

The autofill option found in web browsers allows you to fill out commonly entered information in a web form. This information might be your full name, your e-mail or postal address, or your credit card information. This sensitive information is only remembered on your computer and will only be autofilled in forms if your browser settings permit it.

For example, below is a traditional shipping form you may see when ordering a product or service online. With autofill, you can select a field in the form, choose what you autofill data you want to enter, and all fields will be filled out automatically.


Autofill should not be confused with autocomplete, which is a browser feature that offers suggestions as you are typing.

Example autofill form

To autofill all fields in a form depends on your browser. For example, in Google Chrome, you can double-click on any of the below fields and select one of the available options to autofill all the related fields.


Autofill must be enabled and setup for this process to work properly.

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


Clicking the Submit button only sends any entered information to your browser and is in no way sent to Computer Hope. Once pressed, this page reloads as if the information was submitted for testing the autofill feature.

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