How to change the AutoFill settings on your iPad to make filling out forms easier, or to keep your passwords secure

ShutterstockYou can change the AutoFill settings on an iPad at any time.


If you find yourself often forgetting passwords for online shopping accounts, membership logins, and more, the AutoFill feature on your iPad is great.

AutoFill allows users to save passwords and personal information entered on Safari, and uses that data to automatically fill in forms – and even access that data across all your devices using iCloud.

The AutoFill feature is easy to enable in your iPad‘s Settings app, where you can also review, edit, and delete passwords you no longer need.

Additionally, you can disable the feature with a simple switch if you no longer wish to use it. You can also do this from your iPhone or from your Mac computer.

Here’s how to do it on your iPad.

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How to change the AutoFill settings on your iPad

1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap “Passwords & Accounts” in the fifth section of options. This will bring you to your password details.

3. If the AutoFill feature is turned on, you will see a green switch labelled “AutoFill Passwords.” To turn this off, tap or slide the switch to turn it white.

Image1Marissa Perino/Business InsiderOpen the ‘Passwords & Accounts’ tab in your iPad Settings.

4. Tap “Website & App Passwords” at the top of the list to view what’s already saved. The grey number on the right-hand side shows how many entries have already been saved using AutoFill.

5. Based on your security settings, you may be prompted to enter your passcode or Face/Touch ID. Enter your passcode or biometrics if asked, which will bring you to a list of all of your AutoFill passwords.

6. To delete an entry, first swipe left until a red “Delete” option appears.

7. Tap “Delete” to confirm.

Image2Marissa Perino/Business InsiderSwipe left to delete an AutoFill entry.

8. You can also tap on any password to view its individual details.

9. Tap “Change Password on Website” to bring you to its webpage on Safari.

10. You can also tap “Edit” in the upper-left hand corner to remove the websites associated with the username and password. What this means is that the password will still be saved, but your iPhone won’t associate it with any website. Tap the red minus symbol to the left of a website name to erase it. Most passwords are only linked to one website, but some – like university logins – may connect to multiple, similar pages.

Image3Marissa Perino/Business InsiderThe details page for a saved password will show you what sites it’s associated with.

11. Tap “Done” in the upper-left hand corner when you’re finished.

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