How to Change Auto-Complete on an iPhone

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The iPhone 5 running iOS 7 uses various auto-complete features to make entering text simpler. Autofill functions fill in forms quickly and store credit card information for use with Safari. Autocorrect functions work in text-based apps like Mail, Messages and Notes. Disabling these features provides you with a streamlined experience without the interruptions that occur when you dismiss autocorrect bubbles or delete text automatically filled in to forms.

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Text Message Autocorrection

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" app.

Step 2

Select "General" on the Settings page.

Step 3

Choose the "Keyboard" option.

Step 4

Set the Auto-Correction toggle switch to the Off position to disable autocorrect bubbles.

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Disable Safari Autofill

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" app.

Step 2

Select "Safari" on the Settings page.

Step 3

Choose the "Passwords & Autofill" option. This takes you to the Passwords & Autofill page where you can disable the storing of contact information, credit card information, names and passwords.

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Step 4

Set the "Use Contact Info" toggle switch to the Off position to disable using contact information in Safari forms.

Step 5

Set the "Names and Passwords" toggle switch to the Off position to prevent Safari from using autofill to enter usernames and passwords.

Step 6

Set the "Credit Cards" toggle switch to the Off position to prevent the entry of credit card information on forms.

Tip

Instead of disabling autocorrect on the iPhone, you can tap the bubble to dismiss the recommended change to your text.

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