Updated: Dec 15, 2021
Web Browsers have a feature called Autocomplete, where it will try and remember data you type into fields and automatically fill similar fields next time. For example, phone numbers usernames, passwords, web addresses, and search queries.
If this is causing you issues, you can disable this in your web browser through the following
Microsoft Internet Explorer users
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools in the upper right-hand corner.
3. Select Internet Options from the dropdown menu.
4. Under the Content tab, in the Autocomplete section, click the Settings button.
5. Within this window, you can select the fields in which you'd like to store Autocomplete
data by using the checkboxes. This action turns Autocomplete On or Off based on what
boxes are checked.
6. Once you have made your selections, click OK.
Mozilla Firefox users
1. Open Firefox.
2. Click Menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
3. Select Options from the dropdown menu.
4. Under the Privacy tab, in the History section, click the down arrow in the box next to
Firefox will: and select 'Use custom settings for my history'.
5. A number of checkboxes should appear allowing you to customize what Firefox
remembers from your browsing. The box labeled Remember search and form history
toggles Autocomplete On or Off.
6. Once you have made you browsing privacy selections, click OK.
1. Open Chrome.
2. Click Menu in the upper right-hand corner.
3. From the dropdown menu select Settings.
4. At the bottom of the Settings window, click Show advanced settings...
5. Under the Privacy section, the checkbox labeled 'Use a prediction service to help
complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher
search box' toggles Autocomplete On or Off.
6. Under the Passwords and forms tab, you may also want to toggle the Enable
Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click checkbox.
7. Close the Settings window when you are finished.