A few weeks ago, we explained how to set up iCloud Keychain so that your username and password information can be stored and synced across all of your compatible devices, including Mac desktops and laptops running macOS.

If you’ve started using iCloud Keychain, you may have noticed that you will be prompted to use the service for certain additional features, like creating new passwords and automatically storing credit card information through Safari’s AutoFill feature.

We have a quick tutorial to show you how to turn on the AutoFill feature on your iPhone, and how to manually add credit cards so that you can use it to fill in online purchase forms faster.

If you would like to store your credit card number and expiration date in iCloud Keychain so that you don’t have to whip out the card every time you want to use it, you can do so in two ways. The first is to allow Safari’s AutoFill feature to save credit card information so that, after the first time you enter the number and expiration date, it will be saved automatically. The second is to manually enter the information, which I think is better because you can make sure that all of the data is correct. You can also give each card a nickname so you will remember which one is which.

Allow Safari’s AutoFill to save credit card number in iOS

Step 1: Go to Settings > Safari > AutoFill.

Step 2: Toggle the “Credit Cards” switch to On.

iCloud Keychain AutoFill 2

Now, when you enter a new credit card into a purchase form online (through Safari, of course) the information will automatically be stored and synced in your iCloud Keychain where it will be added to your AutoFill options for all connected devices, including Mavericks-based Mac computers.

Allow Safari’s AutoFill feature to save credit card numbers on Mac

Step 1: Open the Safari Browser.

Step 2: From the menu bar, select Safari > Preferences > AutoFill.

Step 3: Under AutoFill Web Forms, select Credit cards from the available options.

Manually add credit card information to Safari’s AutoFill on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Go to Settings > Safari > AutoFill.

Step 2: Select Saved Credit Cards.

Step 3: Select Add Credit Card.

Step 4: Enter the cardholder name, the credit card number, the expiration date, and a description of the card, like a nickname. I have two Mastercards and I have a nickname for each one to help me remember what they are for.

Step 5: Tap “Done” in the upper right corner of the screen.

Manually add credit card information to Safari’s AutoFill on Mac

Step 1: Open the Safari Browser.

Step 2: From the menu bar select Safari > Preferences > AutoFill.

Step 3: Under AutoFill Web Forms, select the Edit button next to Credit cards.

Step 4: Select the Add button.

Step 5: Enter the cardholder name, the credit card number, the expiration date, and a description of the card.

It is important to note that your credit card information will not be accessible on iOS devices without entering the four-digit passcode you use to unlock your device. This is an immediate lock with no time limit.

How do you store your credit card information? Do you use iCloud Keychain, or are you still using a third-party password app?

  • Bob

    Lorys ballin’, look at how many credit cards you got.

    • Heath

      False wealth. That’s doesn’t mean she’s ballin. It just means she has a lot of loans from banks.

      • Bob

        I agree, I was just joking around. I think I have around 8 credit cards in total, everyone just assumes you have money when they see em’. It’s defo not like that though.

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    how to get robbed *cough* sorry, how to get logged in quicker in 5 steps

  • Christian Mejía

    Quick Lory I need one of those credit card info to make sure it works on my iPad

  • ap3604

    Somehow… I see this ending badly for people.

  • stulaw01

    I agree I couldnt possibly see putting credit card info into a phone, even with a lockscreen password. You could never let someone borrow your phone or otherwise since that info is visible and make one click purchases easy on your card.

    • John Smith

      what do you use for your app store purchases?

    • CC-Dog

      It isn’t visible, they must enter your passcode. And iCloud doesn’t store 3-digit security code.

  • RarestName

    Now anyone wants to loan me a credit card so that I can try this out?

    • Frozen Bee .GFKS

      sure mate! MasterCard 5807 6982 3722 5211
      security code: 154
      expiration date? 12/2016