The Safari browser on your Mac can save certain types of data when you enter it. This includes things like usernames, passwords, credit card information, and more.
This is helpful for filling out forms more quickly, as Safari can determine the type of field that is present on a Web page and fill in the appropriate information automatically.
But you might have many different types on information that you use, and Safari is autofilling fields with the wrong data.
Fortunately, you are able to turn off Autofill in the Safari browser on your Mac by following the steps in the tutorial below.
How to Stop Safari on a Mac from Autofilling Fields
The steps in this article were performed on a MacBook Air in the macOS High Sierra operating system. By completing the steps in this guide you will stop Safari from automatically filling any of the form fields that it encounters while you are browsing the web.
Step 1: Open Safari.
Step 2: Click the Safari option at the top of the screen, then click Preferences.
Step 3: Click the Autofill button at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the box to the left of each option on this menu to remove the check mark.
Note that you can view or edit existing Autofill data by clicking the Edit button to the right of each option on this menu. You may need to enter your user password before viewing this data.
Now that you know how to disable auotfill in Safari on a Mac, you can prevent the browser from automatically trying to complete information that you have typed.
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