When using the web, you’ll likely come across forms relatively often. The main types of forms that you’ll come across are login forms, address forms, and payment forms. Forms can be used for many different tasks, but they’re always used as a method for the user to submit data to a website.
Modern browsers assume that if you submit data via a form once, then you may want to do so again at some point in the future. To help with this they save a local copy of the data you submit and suggest it next time you get to a form with similar fields. The aim of this is to save you the time of entering data manually every time and to reduce the risk of you making a typo when doing so.
Some users find this helpful as it can quickly fill out address information when arranging a delivery online for example. Other users may not want their browser to store a copy of payment details or address information just to save a few seconds compared to typing the information manually.
Thankfully, browsers allow you to manage your form settings, so you can prevent your browser from saving this data. To do so in the Dolphin browser on Android, you need to go into the in-app settings.
To be able to access the in-app settings, you first need to tap the Dolphin icon in the centre of the bottom bar.
Next, in the bottom-right corner of the popup pane, tap the cogwheel icon to open the in-app settings.
You can find the form autofill settings by tapping on the “Advanced” tab in the top-right, then tapping the top option “Privacy”.
In the privacy settings, there are two options related to the automatic filling of data in forms, “Remember passwords” and “Remember form data”. The first option specifically controls if the browser is allowed to remember and autofill passwords, while the second controls all other form data.
To disable either option simply tap the respective slider to the “Off” position. Both settings default to “On”.