How to Change your Safari AutoFill Data

Learn how you can change your AutoFill data in Safari.

By Moses Johnson - Editor
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Safari’s AutoFill feature will automatically complete information for contacts, passwords, credit cards and more. However, sometimes you may need to update or edit your data. For example, if you move to a new address, it would be annoying to see your old address continue to pop up when you want to fill out forms. You can add your new address to your settings so that Safari remembers the correct address. Like with your address, you can change your name or credit card details. In this article, I will show you how to view, edit and clear Safari AutoFill settings. AutoFill is a super-convenient way to get your personal information into online forms and the like. It is much easier than entering your address or credit details each time you need them in Safari.

Disable AutoFill in Safari

You may want to turn off AutoFill if you donā€™t want your contact or credit card information to be readily availableā€”for example if you share a device with others. Hereā€™s how:

Disable AutoFill on iPhone or iPad

You can turn off AutoFill for your contact or credit card information, and for passwords.

Turn off AutoFill for your contact or credit card information: On your iPhone or iPad, start the Settings app and then tap Safari. In the General section, tap Autofill and turn off Use Contact Info and Credit Cardsby swiping the buttons to the left. You can also turn off one and keep the other one on if you prefer.

Turn off Use Contact Info and credit cards options on an iPhone

Turn off AutoFill for passwords: On your iPhone or iPad, start the Settings app and then tap Passwords. Unlock the screen, tap Password Options, then turn off AutoFill Passwords and Passkeys.

Turn off AutoFill Passwords and Passkeys on iPhone

Disable AutoFill on Mac

On your Mac, open Safari. Choose Safari > Settings, then click AutoFill. Here, uncheck the boxes for Using information from my contacts, User names and passwords, and Credit cards.

How to change the AutoFill data

Updating data for Safari AutoFill is easy. You can update your name, address, passwords and credit card details. Hereā€™s how:

Update AutoFill data on Mac

  • On your Mac, open Safari. Choose Safari > Settings, then click AutoFill.

  • If you want to update your address or your name, click the Edit button next to the Using information from my contacts. Clicking that will open your contact card. If your details need to be updated, click the edit button. Then you can change your address and other details. After editing, click Done.

  • If you want to remove, edit, or add new credit card details, click the Edit button next to Credit cards. You will be asked to enter your admin password. You can add or remove new card details.

Update AutoFill on iPhone or iPad

  • On your iPhone or iPad, start the Settings app and then tap Safari. In the General section, tap Autofill, then tap My Info to open your contacts. Ensure that the correct contact card is selected. If you need to edit details, then open Contacts, select your contact (My Card) and tap Edit.

Tap Saved Credit Cards to edit and add new credit cards. You can delete current cards or add new cards. To delete, tap the Edit link and select the card you want to remove, then tap Delete. If you want to edit an individual card, tap the card, then tap Edit.

If you want to update your AutoFill passwords, start the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and then tap Passwords. Unlock the screen, then remove websites or modify password/site details.

That’s really all there is to it. Safari’s AutoFill settings are simple enough to understand. Now, if you no longer want certain information to automatically populate forms, you can turn it off. Similarly, if the information is incorrect, you can fix it.

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