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Completing forms and using AutoFill

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: Completing forms and using AutoFill

Because browsing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is so Here you have three main options to turn on and off.

Completing forms and using AutoFill

Because browsing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is so similar in experience to browsing on your computer, you'll probably find yourself visiting and using all the sites you normally visit on your desktop computer, such as your banking website or online stores. When it comes to ordering items and managing various bank or credit card accounts, you often have to fill in various form fields, which frankly, could get a little tedious and time-consuming on the iPhone keyboard. Fortunately like it's full-fledged counterpart on your computer, Safari for IOS includes an auto fill feature, which fills in your name, address, password and even credit card information automatically when you tap in form fields.

To activate the auto fill feature go to Settings > Safari and then tap Passwords & AutoFill. Here you have three main options to turn on and off. The first is Use Contact Info. By tapping that on, you're telling Safari to use the contact information for yourself in your list of contacts. Make sure it's your own name that appears in the My Info area. If it's not there, tap My Info, and that opens your contact list. Then you can find your personal info and select it. As long as you leave Use Contact Info on, any time you tap into a field where you have to enter your name, address, phone number and so on you'll be able to tap an auto fill button which will fill out the form with the info from your contact.

We'll see this in action in a moment. The second option here is Names and Passwords. I'll turn that on. Now if you don't use a pass code or touch ID on your device, the first thing you'll see here is a warning telling you that with AutoFill on, anything who has access to your device can view and use your saved passwords. And you get the option here to turn pass code lock on. So this is actually a pretty good idea, but for this example, I'll use it without pass code. But again if you are going to allow your device and AutoFill sensitive information, its a good idea to use password protection in real life. So with this option on Safari will offer to remember names and passwords you enter on websites so you won't have to type them manually again in future.

You can even turn on Always Allow, which will allow AutoFill to work on websites that include code requesting passwords not to be saved. Notice that, to use this option, you have to have Passcode Lock enabled. I'm just going to cancel that for now. The third area is new to iOS 7, and it's where you can choose to save credit card info. Again, I'm going to choose to use this without Passcode, but I highly recommend you turn it on if you're going to use this feature. You can tap save credit cards, and then add credit card to fill in your credit card information. I'm just going to cancel that, and you can see I've already entered some phony credit card info here for this example.

So, let's leave all three of these options on for now, and we'll leave settings and I'll open Safari. Now here I have a form at lynda.com for signing up for a subscription. As you can see there are several fields to fill out here. I'll tap in the first name field. Notice that in addition to the keyboard appearing, above it I have some buttons that include AutoFill. I'll tap AutoFill and just like that most of the information has just been completed. Conveniently, the fields that Safari fills out for you are highlighted in yellow so you can make sure your information went into the correct fields. If you need to change or add anything, just tap in the field you need to edit.

You can also use the previous and next buttons to jump from field to field so you don't have to constantly tap the fields before you type in them. That's these arrows here next to AutoFill. So again, this information is pulled from your contact information, so the only info you have in Contacts can be used to AutoFill a form. Now let's look at the Names and Passwords feature in action. I'll just tape Done there and I'll tap the Pages button, and here I have the Gmail homepage, so let's say I want to check my email, I'll have to enter my user name and password to access my Gmail account. I'll tap Sign In. And now I'm asked by Safari if I want to store this information.

I can choose Save Password to accept, Never for This Website, which will set it so Safari will never bug you to remember this password again, or Not Now if you don't want to save the user name and password at this time, but want the option to do so in the future. I'll just say Not Now. Lets look at how the Credit Card AutoFill works now. I have another page open here. And this is the page to add credit card info at Amazon.com. Notice when I tap in the credit card field, I get the credit card option here next to AutoFill. Tapping that allows me to choose which credit card I want to use. And it fills in the relevant information. Now, if you ever change your mind about which items you want Safari remembering, return to Settings, go to Passwords and AutoFill, and again here, you can choose which of these three options you want to turn off.

This is also where you can delete any saved passwords, by going to Saved Passwords. I don't have any saved right now, but I could edit and delete them here. Or I could go into Saved Credit Cards, and select and delete credit cards from here as well. So, that's using AutoFill in iOS 7.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

127 video lessons · 20630 viewers

Garrick Chow
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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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