How to Change Auto-Complete on an iPhone

By Avery Martin

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tips & Warnings

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