How to clear AutoComplete history in Internet Explorer 11 on a Windows 8.1 PC?
Are you using a Windows 8.1-based PC that is available on a shared basis? Well, you should take care to see if the AutoComplete feature of the Internet Explorer 11 browser is turned on. This is especially relevant if you intend to carry out online shopping or banking experiences using the PC. As you are aware, the AutoComplete feature helps speed up your online experience by prompting the login credentials and other details that are required to fill up online forms. This is a helpful feature but is risky too, at the same time. Therefore, it is better that you turn it off before you start filling up the forms. However, if you have already filled the form, the easiest way to delete all the details from being saved in the web browser’s memory is to clear the AutoComplete history.
The simple steps that you can take to clear the history are as follows:
- On the Start screen, click on the Internet Explorer tile to open it.
- When the browser window opens, move the mouse pointer to the top right corner of the window to access the Charms menu.
- Click on the ‘Settings’ charm, and then click on ‘Options’.
- Click the ‘Select’ button under History, and then select the checkbox for ‘Saved form data’ and ‘Saved passwords’.
- Click the ‘Delete’ button.
- The selected data will be deleted.Â
With the data deleted completely, you will no longer have to worry about the giving away your credentials and sensitive information to strangers. However, as a security check, the next time you will access a shared PC, do remember to check if the feature is turned off before you enter the login details; if it is not, turn it off by visiting the settings charm.
For a recap of the above mentioned steps, here is a short solution video that you can watch: