How to Change AutoFill on iPhone

Update autofill settings for personal info, credit cards, and more

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It's gotten to the point where we use our phones for just about everything, from shopping online to paying bills. A lot of what we do on these portable devices requires us to type the same information over and over again, such as email addresses or credit card details.

The iPhone's AutoFill feature helps eliminate some of that repetition, prepopulating this commonly-used data and saving you some extra thumb taps each time you're prompted to enter your personal information. Enabled by default, AutoFill's settings can be modified to your liking by following the instructions below.

Changing AutoFill Information in Your iPhone Contacts Card

Your iPhone's AutoFill data can be pulled from multiple different sources, including the Safari browser itself as well as your individual Contacts card. The latter contains phone numbers, email addresses and more. Take these steps to allow AutoFill to work with the information found in your personal Contacts card.

  1. Tap the Settings icon, located on your iPhone's Home Screen.

  2. When the Settings interface appears, scroll down and select the Safari option.

    iPhone Settings interface
  3. Safari's settings should now appear. Tap AutoFill, located in the General section.

    iPhone Safari settings
  4. If the Use Contact Info option is accompanied by a green button, then your individual Contacts data is already being used for AutoFill. If the button is white (off), tap it to enable this feature. You'll then be prompted to choose your own name from the Contacts list in order to proceed.

    iPhone AutoFill settings
  5. To modify any of the AutoFill data that is obtained from this source, simply edit the information (address, phone number, etc.) associated with your name in the iOS Contacts app. To do so, launch the Phone app from the iPhone Home Screen and select the Contacts tab. Next, select the My Card option found towards the top of the screen and tap the Edit button — located in the upper right-hand corner.

Editing AutoFill Information in Your Safari Browser

By default, stored credit card details used by your iPhone's AutoFill feature are stored within the Safari browser. To change any of this data, take the steps outlined below.

  1. Tap the Settings icon, found on your iPhone's Home Screen.

  2. When the Settings interface appears, scroll down and select the Safari option.

  3. Safari's settings should now appear. Tap AutoFill, located in the General section.

  4. Tap the Saved Credit Cards option.

    iPhone AutoFill settings
  5. You'll now be prompted to verify your identity via Face ID, your fingerprint or by entering your passcode.

  6. A list of saved credit cards should be displayed. To modify cardholder name, number or expiration date, select the respective card from the list and enter the correct details.

    iPhone list of saved credit cards
  7. To remove a stored credit card, first tap the Edit button. Next, select the newly-displayed radio button found to the left of the card's name. Tap the Delete button, located in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

  8. To use a new credit card with AutoFill, tap the Add Credit Card button and enter the required details. If you'd prefer not to type the card's digits, select the Use Camera button and snap a photo instead. 

To stop Safari from autopopulating credit card details, tap the button next to the Credit Cards option so that it turns from green to white.

Editing Saved Passwords

In addition to the personal information above, the AutoFill feature can utilize stored passwords to make your life easier. Take the following steps to edit or remove these important data points from your iPhone.

The AutoFill Passwords feature may be disabled by default. To activate it, tap the button accompanying this option so that it turns green.

  1. Tap the Settings icon, found on your iPhone's Home Screen.

  2. When the Settings interface appears, scroll down and select the Passwords & Accounts option.

    iPhone settings interface
  3. Tap Website & App Passwords.

    iPhone Passwords and Accounts settings
  4. You'll now be prompted to verify your identity via Face ID, your fingerprint or by entering your passcode.

  5. A list of saved account credentials should be displayed, each accompanied by the website URL or app name that they're associated with. To modify a specific username and/or password, first select its respective entry from the list. Next, tap the Edit button found in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Make the necessary changes and select the Done button once complete.

  6. To delete a username and password set, first return to the Passwords list and tap the Edit button. Next, select the name of the website or app from which you'd like to remove its stored credentials. Once the correct selection has a blue and white check mark next to it, tap the Delete button to clear it from your phone.