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Question: Safari 11.0.3 Does not autofill user name and password

Since the latest update of the OS to 10.13.3 Safari no longer autofills user name and password on previously visited internet sights. Is there a simple fix for this, other than resetting all the passwords?


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Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Apr 12, 2018 7:56 PM in response to No one wood In response to No one wood

This reply is actually to Apple and not No one wood. Autofill worked fine for me on my ipad until the ios 11.3 update. Now it does not autofill and I have to look up my usernames and passwords in settings every single time. I have a lot of them, so this is frustrating.


I have tried tapping on the empty fields. That does not produce anything useful.


My Safari settings are all appropriate to enabling the autofull of passwords and contacts. Contacts work but passwords do not. I have tried turning those settings on and off. I have restarted the ipad multiple times.


My icloud settings are the dame as before the update.


This is not due to individual website rules. These are websites that prior to the update had no problem woth autofill.


i am not in private browsing mode.


I believe this is a bug in ios 11.3 that Apple needs to fix.

Apr 12, 2018 7:56 PM

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Apr 12, 2018 9:14 PM in response to No one wood In response to No one wood

Safari 11.1


About AutoFill


This is a new security feature.


Safari Login AutoFill

Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Impact: A malicious website may be able to exfiltrate autofilled data in Safari without explicit user interaction.

Description: Safari autofill did not require explicit user interaction before taking place. The issue was addressed through improved autofill heuristics.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208695



Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari.


https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208533


AutoFill may not work consistently across all sites.

Most of the time, once a user click the arrow button a pop-up will appear, click on the userID

and the user ID will be entered.

Click the arrow button again, another pop-up will appear. Click on the user ID again.

Password will be entered.

Apr 12, 2018 9:14 PM

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Apr 12, 2018 9:34 PM in response to Boadicah In response to Boadicah

iOS 11.3


There are 2 new security features.

1. A user has to click inside the autofill fields, the arrow (interaction) for the autofill to work.

2. If the site is not a secure one, the URL text will turn red in the search box..


Quoting from the below linked HowTo article:


Safari Login AutoFill

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: A malicious website may be able to exfiltrate autofilled data in Safari without explicit user interaction.

Description: Safari autofill did not require explicit user interaction before taking place. The issue was addressed through improved autofill heuristics.

CVE-2018-4137

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208693


At present this may not work consistently across all sites that require login.

From my experience, a combination of tapping the AutoFill fields, tapping the arrow button, entering the

info manually and tapping the "enter" key helps.


I am posting this as a user like you.

Note: This doesn't represent Apple's view on this, just my own view.

To send a Feedback to Apple: https://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html

Apr 12, 2018 9:34 PM

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Apr 12, 2018 9:43 PM in response to dominic23 In response to dominic23

I understand that Apple added a new security feature that requires interaction for autofill to work.


Nevertheless, IT DOES NOT WORK EVEN WITH INTERACTION, As I said, I tap within the field to be filled and nothing useful happens. I do not get a drop down menu of choices. It will sometimes ask if I want to “speak” the name if the user field, which I do not want.


i believe this is a bug that needs fixing.

Apr 12, 2018 9:43 PM

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Apr 12, 2018 9:46 PM in response to Boadicah In response to Boadicah

Dominic23, I apologize if I am sounding impatient with your efforts in replying, because I do appreciate your response. I am frustrated with Apple that I find this question from other users scattered i. This forum and others but Apple does not seem interested in the problem.

Apr 12, 2018 9:46 PM

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Apr 12, 2018 10:18 PM in response to Boadicah In response to Boadicah

No. No need to apologize. We are all users and going through the same experience.

With what is going on around us, "privacy on sale", I would welcome any move by Apple to shore up the effort and safeguard our privacy.


Best.

Apr 12, 2018 10:18 PM

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Apr 29, 2018 4:53 AM in response to Boadicah In response to Boadicah

Agreed. I have exactly the same issue on my IPad.

There is no fix and this a very annoying example of incomplete prerelease testing. I look forward to the end of helpline excuses dressed up as advice.

Autofill works on none of my sites including, Bank, EBay, Facebook, work webmail. All are hardly potentially malicious sites......

I converted to Apple for its quality and reliability and security. I look forward to an update that fixes this issue in the very near future.

Apr 29, 2018 4:53 AM

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