Remember passwords and fill out web forms for Internet Explorer 11

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For Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

Remember passwords for websites

When you visit a website that requires you to sign in to your account—like an email, banking, or shopping site—Internet Explorer will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site and start entering your user name, Internet Explorer will finish filling in your account info.

Password saving is turned on by default in Internet Explorer, but here's how to turn it on or off:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings.

  3. Select the User names and passwords on forms check box, and then select OK.

To turn off password saving, clear the User names and passwords on forms check box.

Notes: 

  • If you're using a public computer, Internet Explorer will ask if you want to save passwords and user names. You might not want to save your personal sign–in info on public computers.

  • Your account info is encrypted and stored on your computer—it isn't shared between user accounts and other apps on the PC can't read the passwords. But, if you sign in to a different PC with your Microsoft account, you'll be able to sign in to sites with your saved account info in Internet Explorer because this info is roamed across devices.

  • When you save sign–in info for a site that shares a domain with an app you've downloaded from Microsoft Store, Windows will sign in to that app automatically.

 

Fill out forms with AutoComplete

If you perform tasks online that require entering personal info—like shipping and billing addresses—on websites, AutoComplete can save time by filling out forms automatically. The next time you visit a site with forms and start entering your info, Internet Explorer will finish filling out the form based on what you've previously entered. Here's how to turn on AutoComplete:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings.

  3. Select Forms, select OK, and then select OK again.

Help protect your privacy while using AutoComplete

AutoComplete saves you time by remembering passwords and other info you enter into forms online. Since this info is securely stored on whatever PC you're using at the time, you should be careful about using AutoComplete on public or shared computers. When you're using a public or shared PC, make sure AutoComplete is turned off. You can also remove AutoComplete history from that PC if you accidentally enter info that you don't want to share—like the billing address for a credit card.

To delete AutoComplete history on a PC

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings, and then select Delete AutoComplete history.

  3. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select Form data and Passwords. To clear web address entries, you must select the History check box, which also deletes your browsing history.

  4. Select Delete to clear your AutoComplete history. Select OK, and then select OK again.

 

For Windows 7

Remember passwords for websites

When you visit a website that requires you to sign in to your account—like an email, banking, or shopping site—Internet Explorer will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site and start entering your user name, Internet Explorer will finish filling in your account info.

Password saving is on by default in Internet Explorer, but here's how to turn on or off password saving:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings.

  3. Select the User names and passwords on forms check box, and then select OK.

  4. To turn off password saving, clear the User names and passwords on forms check box.

Notes: 

  • You shouldn't save your personal sign–in info on public PCs, or on PCs that are shared with other people.

  • Your account info is stored on your PC—it isn't shared between user accounts. If you choose to save passwords in Internet Explorer, be sure to use a password on your PC and keep it locked when not in use.

 

Fill out forms with AutoComplete

If you perform tasks online that require entering personal info—like shipping and billing addresses—on websites, AutoComplete can save time by filling out forms automatically. The next time you visit a site with forms and start entering your info, Internet Explorer will finish filling out the form based on what you've previously entered. Here's how to turn on AutoComplete:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings.

  3. Select Forms, select OK, and then select OK again.

Help protect your privacy while using AutoComplete

AutoComplete saves you time by remembering passwords and other info you enter into forms online. Since this info is securely stored on whatever PC you're using at the time, you should be careful about using AutoComplete on public or shared computers. When you're using a public or shared PC, make sure AutoComplete is turned off. You can also remove AutoComplete history from that PC if you accidentally enter info that you don't want to share—like the billing address for a credit card.

To delete AutoComplete history on a PC

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.

  2. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings, and then select Delete AutoComplete history.

  3. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select Form data and Passwords. To clear web address entries, you must select the History check box, which also deletes your browsing history.

  4. Select Delete to clear your AutoComplete history. Select OK, and then select OK again.

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