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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 07:49 AM

Is it a bad or good idea to delete past history???

I clear history on my iMac but then on my iPad all my sign on's and passwords are all erased, and I have to individually enter them again. Why does this happen only on my iPad?? I don't lose my passwords on the iMac. Crazy. Is it even a good idea to delete previous history?? Thanks.

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Reply Is it a bad or good idea to delete past history??? (Original post)
a kennedy Apr 2016 OP
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 #1
a kennedy Apr 2016 #2
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 #3

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:40 AM

1. In preferences - General

there is an item to "Remove history items"

I have mine set for "After one day" and it seems to take care of the problem..

Note one day in human time seems to be 2 days in Apple time.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 11:05 AM

2. ok, sounds good.....but why does my iPad lose all my password???

Whenever I delete history on my iMac, the iPad erases all my passwords so that I have to re-enter them all. But on the iMac they're there and I don't have to re-enter them. Just curious. And thanks again.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 11:14 AM

3. They may not be erased.

Like on my Mac DU auto logs in because the password is in the keychain. But on my iPhone it doesn't auto log in. I have to press the "login" on the DU page. It will bring up the member log-in popup.
I tap the password box and the iPhone brings up the keyboard with a "AutoFill Password" beside the Done icon.

I just tap the AutoFill Password and it fills in the login and password. I touch the login icon and I am in.

This also works on website on the mac that do not populate the login and password. On the Mac, just click the KEY symbol in the password box.

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