How to Manage Stored Passwords and Autofill Information in Opera

Opera can keep frequently used info handy for later use

Hidden password on a screen

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Many websites request login credentials such as usernames, passwords, and other personal information such as your name, address, etc. Opera saves users from entering this information over and over again with features that handle this data efficiently and securely.

This tutorial is intended for users running Opera web browser on Windows, Mac OS X, and macOS operating systems. The steps are similar, regardless of operating system or device.

Opera's Autofill functionality populates commonly entered data points into web forms where applicable. This can range from your address to a credit card number. As you browse the web and fill out various forms and fields, Opera may store certain information for future use as part of the Autofill feature. You can add to this data, modify it, or delete it. Here's how to use Opera's stored information features.

  1. Click on Opera in your browser menu, at the top left of your screen.

    Opera main page
  2. To open Opera's Settings menu, select Preferences from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut: Command+,.

    Opera > Preferences
  3. In the left-hand menu pane, select AdvancedPrivacy & security.

    Opera advanced settings
  4. Scroll down to Autofill.

    Opera advanced settings > Autofill
  5. To tell Opera to ask to save passwords as you enter them, to see passwords you've saved, etc., select Passwords.

    Opera password settings screen
  6. To manage accounts you use online to make purchases, select Payment methods and select the desired options from the menu.

    Manage payment method autofill options in Opera
  7. To manage frequently entered personal information, choose Addresses and more from the Autofill menu in step 4.

    Manage personal info autofills in Opera
  8. To manually add autofill information, select the appropriate type (Passwords, Payment methods, or Addresses and more) from the main Autofill screen shown in step 4. Click Add, and then enter the info in the spaces allotted.

    Adding an address to Opera's Autofill options

Opera securely encrypts your autofill information, which is stored on Opera's servers. Logging into Opera with your username and password makes your autofill info available for your use.