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. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)

  3. Tap or click Options, and under Passwords, turn Offer to save passwords when I log into sites to On.

    To turn off password saving, turn Offer to save passwords when I log into sites to Off.

To turn on password saving in the desktop

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, tap or click Settings.

  4. Select the User names and passwords on forms check box, and then tap or click OK.

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

Manage your accounts

Each user name and password is stored as an account. If you delete account info for sites saved in Internet Explorer, the info will be removed from your PC. To delete individual account info, do this:

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)

  3. Tap or click Accounts, select the account you want to remove, and tap or click Remove.

Note

  • If you're using a public PC, 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 PC—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 the Windows Store, Windows will sign in to that app automatically.

Fill out forms with AutoComplete

If you do 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. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, tap or click Settings.

  4. Select Forms, tap or click OK, and then tap or click 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. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Delete AutoComplete history.

  4. 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.

  5. Tap or click Delete to clear your AutoComplete history. Tap or click OK, and then tap or click OK again.

Even if AutoComplete is turned off, Internet Explorer will still ask if you want to save passwords. You can turn off password saving if you're concerned about your privacy.

To turn off password saving

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)

  3. Tap or click Options, and under Passwords, turn Offer to save passwords when I log into sites to Off.

For more info about password saving and AutoComplete, see the Internet Explorer privacy statement.







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