Typing accurately on a touch screen phone like the iPhone 5 can be tricky, especially if you need to type things like email addresses and passwords with frequency. Fortunately the Safari browser on the iPhone 5 has an AutoFill feature that can automatically fill in certain common forms on websites with information that you have used before. But if that information is incorrect, or if you simply don’t want to use it anymore, it is possible to clear the AutoFill data from Safari.
Erase AutoFill Data in Safari on the iPhone 5
Note that this will only erase the AutoFill data from Safari. If you are using another browser on your iPhone, like Chrome, that AutoFill data will not be deleted.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Safari option.
Step 3: Select the AutoFill option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Clear All button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Clear AutoFill Data button to confirm the action.
There are some other good options in the iPhone Safari browser, including Private Browsing. Click here to learn about this feature, as well as how to turn it on.
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