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Question: iPad autofill

Even with autofill "on" my iPad will not autofill anything. What gives?

iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi

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May 29, 2018 11:00 AM in response to chuckonkagit In response to chuckonkagit

iOS 11.3

AutoFill behavior has changed.

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, “Not Secure” or “Site Not Secure” will appear in the search field.

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.




  • Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field
  • Includes warnings in the Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non-encrypted web pages
  • AutoFill for usernames and passwords is now available in web views within apps
  • Articles shared to Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode by default when Reader is available
  • Folders in Favorites now show icons for the bookmarks contained within


Site not secure https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208672

May 29, 2018 11:00 AM

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