Understanding Safari AutoFill

AutoFill in Safari makes it easy to fill in fields in forms on web pages with your name, email address, passwords, credit card information and other details. You can use it more effectively if you understand where the information comes from and why it sometimes doesn't work as expected.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Understanding Safari AutoFill”

    alan knight
    2 months ago

    auto fill does not work at all after upgrading to catalina on my imac, wish I had stayed with my old operating system.

    2 months ago

    Alan: AutoFill works fine in Catalina, so that isn't your problem. It is something specific on your Mac. Experiment with these settings. If that doesn't get you anywhere, call Apple Support.

    Vicki
    2 months ago

    I looked at the contacts and it appears I have about 10 contacts for myself. And I see that many people in my contacts have multiple entries too. Why would that be?

    2 months ago

    Vicki: Hard to say. You have to investigate to figure it out. Are they on different accounts, maybe (iCloud, Google, On My Mac, etc)? Or maybe you accidentally duplicated them or re-imported them from a source a while back.

    Daniel Joseph
    2 months ago

    Thanks for a very informative discussion. But when you encounter a website asking for your password but the website is not coded for your password, AND you have a lengthy and complex password generated by Safari, what is the best way to enter it? It's impossible to remember -- do you have to look it up in Safari and copy and paste it?

    2 months ago

    Daniel: Yes.

    Jim Goddard
    2 months ago

    Very comprehensive tutorial

    Cathleen Monahan
    2 months ago

    This tutorial was very helpful. I had been trying to figure out where my data was house to change some information.Thank you for being so thorough in your clarity of description, and with the visuals to help seniors like me. Much appreciated.

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