Start using the iPhone Autocomplete, How to do it

Nobody likes to enter all their personal data into iPhones and other iDevices over and over again. So, if you are one of those users who regularly fills out various forms, then you should use AutoFill.

This feature is quite useful for remembering all your personal information. So now you dont have to enter your name, email, phone number, credit card details, etc., every time you fill out a form.

How does AutoComplete work?

To get started, check that your own personal data and information is saved on your iPhone, iPad or other iDevices as a contact. If you dont have your contact yet, its really easy to create.

To create a new contact

  1. Open contacts
  2. Play +
  3. Add your information (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and anything else relevant)
  4. Press Save to create a new contact for you

Remember>As a reminder, if you already have your contact saved but the information is out of date, its easy to change it. Tap “edit” and make the necessary changes to your contact. And then tap “done. Thats it!

Enable Auto Complete

This feature works hand in hand with the Apple Safari browser. Then, once your contact is ready, update your Safari settings so that auto-completion works for you.

For contact information to work

  1. Go to configuration
  2. Scroll down to Safari
  3. Select “Autocomplete”
  4. Activate the “Use contact information” slider
  5. Play “My info”
  6. Select your contact

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Concerned about Autocomplete and Privacy?

Autocomplete is a way to save time by writing things like your name, email, phone and address. While you can save information such as passwords, usernames, and credit cards, you dont have them as well.

To limit the autocomplete information, go to Settings , Safari , Autocomplete and turn off Names and Passwords and Credit Cards.

We also suggest that you delete saved credit cards.

Autocomplete passwords

Another great feature is Safaris ability to save IDs and passwords automatically.

To save IDs and passwords

  1. Go to configuration
  2. Scroll down to Safari
  3. Select “Autocomplete”
  4. Activate the “Name and Password” slider

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For your credit or debit card information, you have a few options to manually enter each time you fill out a form or to have this information stored on your iPhone.

To save your credit and debit card

  1. Go to configuration
  2. Scroll down to Safari
  3. Select “Autocomplete”
  4. Activate the “Credit Cards” slider
  5. Play Saved Credit Cards
  6. Enter iPhone or Touch ID access code if requested
  7. Select Add Credit Card
  8. There are two options
    1. Enter your credit card information manually
    2. Have your iPhone extract the relevant information by taking a photo from the card

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Protect your phone

If you decide to use the autocomplete function, it is recommended to password protect your iPhone or other device without password protection, anyone with access to your iPhone also has access to your confidential data.

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  1. Go to configuration
  2. Select Touch ID and password
    1. On devices without Touch ID, go to Settings ; Face ID (Touch ID) and Access Code
  3. Tap Activate access code
  4. Enter a six-digit access code or your Touch ID Face ID
    1. OR tap Password Options to switch to a four-digit numeric code, a custom numeric code or a custom alphanumeric code
  5. Enter your password again to confirm and activate it

See this article for an in-depth look at the access code that protects your device. For those really concerned about security and privacy on their iDevices, check out this article.

How is Autocomplete different from iCloud Keychain?

AutoComplete stores your information on your specific iDevice when enabled. iCloud Keychain synchronizes that information on all your iDevices and your Mac(s) if enabled in iCloud Settings or Preferences. Therefore, AutoComplete and iCloud Keychain work hand in hand, sharing information and storing it on your iDevices and computers. If you have more than one iDevice or Mac, it is a good idea to use the iCloud Keychain to keep your passwords, contact information and other information, so that it syncs across all your devices and computers.

To activate the iCloud keychain

  1. Touch Settings
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Choose key ring
  4. Set iCloud Keychain to ON

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  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Check on keychain

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You must set iCloud Keychain to ON for all your iDevices and Macs. You must now enter your Apple ID and password and approve the synchronization for all other iDevices and Macs that have logged in with the same Apple ID and password.

Summary

Autocomplete makes working with your iPhone or other iDevice easy and convenient, especially when filling out the information on the online order form. With this feature enabled, your iPhone logs into websites automatically, without the need to enter any credentials. When you visit a site that needs your information, use the option called AutoComplete.

AutoComplete automatically saves and fills in personal information on websites. It simply makes browsing and online shopping on your iPhone, iPad, or other iDevice a much easier and quieter experience. Do it and save a lot of time!