LastPass is not autofilling? Check out these solutions


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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how to fix LastPass is not autofilling

It is a known fact that LastPass is only occasionally able to autofill login fields in Chrome or Firefox desktop PC. Users noticed that LastPass is not autofilling for an increasing number of sites and they tend to do different things when faced with this problem.

Some wish it would go away, while others blame LastPass for it. This proves that their technology is falling behind web standards. However, LastPass isn’t only known for the autofilling feature.

The primary goal is to store all of your data, keep it away from malware, and give you immediate access when needing it. So, try to come up with a solution – the right solution – instead of feeling frustrated.

Manually entering the user ID and password from the LP vault into the site’s login fields functions properly, but it’s rather inconvenient to keep on doing so.

The steps below should end the annoyance at once.

How do I get LastPass to autofill?

1. Check that LastPass autofill is enabled

Automatically Fill Login Information

You may do either of the following:

  • Click the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar, then access Preferences > General > enable the setting Automatically Fill Login Information > Save.
  • Click the LastPass icon, then go to Account Options > Extension Preferences > enable Automatically Fill Login Information > Save.

2. Recreate the site entry

LastPass vault

Checking your Preferences made no difference? Then, you may try to delete the site entry (use the mouse from the vault and then, right click and delete).

You may now recreate it by logging on to the site once again. Save this as a new entry.


3. Give a try to Alt-Page Down

Alt-Page Down

Users also describe how one of the good old LastPass keyboard shortcuts sometimes helps them solve the problem.

Alternately, you may also use Alt-Page Down (Fill in previous login, when multiple) to try getting autofill back on track.


4. Export LastPass autofill data and use the browser’s autofill

Internet Explorer autocomplete

  1. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon.
  2. Enter your username and your LastPass Master Password, then click Log In.
  3. Click the active LastPass icon.
  4. Now, go to Advanced > Export > LastPass Form Fills.
  5. If prompted, enter your Master Password once more.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. If you have the binary component installed, you’ll be prompted to enter a file name and save as a CSV file.
  8. If you don’t have it installed, then your exported info will display in a webpage. Copy and paste the content into a text editor application.
  9. Now, you’re ready to use the browser’s autofill option.

The lines above contain solutions when you want to keep using LastPass even if it isn’t auto filling all the time. However, if the error persists, you could use the autofill feature of your browser instead.

If you’re a Chrome user and your autofill is not working, take a look at this useful guide and solve the problem in no time.

No more copying and pasting now. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section found below.

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