Many might remember when Google Chrome announced Autofill almost a decade ago. Since then, it’s almost hard to imagine a world where your details aren’t filled out automatically for you.
After all, it can save a lot of time for those who often make purchases online. It’s also handy when you don’t want to get your wallet when purchasing something quickly.
So, if you want to set up your iPhone to fill in credit card details automatically, this tutorial is for you. There are several ways to do this, so choose what’s best for you.
Set Up Safari AutoFill on Your iPhone
Apple makes it pretty easy to set up AutoFill for credit cards in Safari. To do this, simply head to Settings > Safari > AutoFill.
Here, you can add a credit card or multiple credit cards, depending on your preference. Just make sure Credit Cards is on and tap Saved Credit Cards to add your preferred payment.
This method works best if you don’t have Apple Pay or don’t want to set it up but still want AutoFill settings in Safari. If you have a Mac, you can also set up AutoFill in Safari on Mac.
Add the Credit Card to Your Apple ID
If you don’t use Safari and prefer to use another browser on your phone, or you also use PayPal, consider updating your payment settings in iCloud. This method is also great if you have multiple devices.
To do this, head to Settings > [Your Apple ID Name] > Payment & Shipping.
Here, you can add your PayPal email and other payment methods by tapping Add Payment Method. You can also add your credit or debit card, and it will AutoFill when asked on certain apps and browsers.
If you want to make things easier, be sure to add your shipping address as well. This will make it so you won’t even need to add your address during checkout. This feature is in the same section. Just tap Add Shipping Address and fill out your information.
Set Up Apple Pay on Your iPhone
If you haven’t set up Apple Pay yet, you should consider doing so. Not only will it AutoFill your credit and debit card information on browsers, but it will also do so in many apps.
Apple Pay also works at many retailers nationwide, and you can use it at many vending machines. Apple Pay is one of the most convenient ways to pay, and as more stores can accept it, you might not even need to carry a wallet.
To set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, head to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay > Add Card. Once you do this, just fill out your card information to set it up.
While you’re here, be sure to tap Double-Click Side Button to toggle this on. This makes it easy to pay quickly when you’re on the go. After all, most people want to use AutoFill to make their lives easier.
In Apple Pay, you can add multiple cards but also choose your main card by tapping Default Card in the settings below. Then, just choose what card you use the most. You can also add your shipping address, email, and phone here, as Apple uses this for AutoFill purposes.
Gone are the days when you needed to grab your card and type all the numbers out each time you wanted to buy something online. Now, you can check out fast by setting up what AutoFill setting works best for your lifestyle.
You can also use each one to ensure you’ll never need to enter another card number again. In the future, you might not need your wallet and just need to take your phone with you.