by Sai gowtham

How to turn off autocomplete for input in React

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to disable autocomplete of an input field in the React app.

Disabling the autocomplete

To disable the autocomplete for input fields, we need to set its autoComplete attribute to off.

App.js
import React from "react";

export default function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <input type="text" autoComplete="off"/>    </div>
  );
}

We can also disable autocomplete for an entire form, instead of a specific input field like this.

App.js
import React from "react";

export default function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <form autoComplete="off">         <input type="text"/>
      </form>
    </div>
  );
}

These are things that happen if you set an autoComplete="off" to the input fields.

  • It tells the browser not to save user-inputted data for later autocompletion.
  • Browsers stop caching the form data from the session history.

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