How to Add Credit Cards to Safari AutoFill on Mac

May 9, 2021 - 3 Comments

How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac

Are you tired of typing your credit card details every time you make a payment online from your Mac? If you use Safari to browse the web in MacOS, you can take advantage of its AutoFill feature to quickly fill out your credit card number, name, and expiry date for you.

Online payments have become increasingly popular recently with the rise of e-commerce websites and other internet services over the past several years. If you want to make your payment process a lot more convenient, you might want to add your credit card details to Safari as a one-time thing. Safari saves all of your credit cards securely, and you can choose any of them with just click when you’re on the payment page. And while we’re focusing on the Mac here, yes you can also save credit cards to Safari autofill on iPhone and iPad too.

So, interested in using this handy AutoFill feature for quicker transactions? Then read on and you’ll have added credit cards to Safari AutoFill on Mac in no time.

How to Add & Save Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac

Manually adding your credit card details to Safari is a pretty simple and straightforward procedure on macOS systems. Just follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Open “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock, Applications folder, Spotlight, or Launchpad.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  2. Head over to Safari’s settings by clicking on “Safari” in the menu bar and choosing “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  3. This will open a new settings window on your screen. Click on the “AutoFill” tab as shown below.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  4. Next, click on “Edit” located next to the “Credit cards” option to proceed further.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  5. You’ll need to enter your Mac’s user password to access the next page as your credit card data is stored securely. Type in your password and click on “Unlock”.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  6. In this page, you’ll be able to see all your stored credit cards if you have any. To add a new card, click on “Add”.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac
  7. Now, type in your card number, cardholder name, expiry date and then click on “Done” to save the credit card.

    How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac

If you followed along, you have successfully added your credit card to Safari AutoFill. You can repeat the process to add more cards if you’d like to.

Your credit card will now show up in the list of saved credit cards. When you try to make a payment online, you’ll have the option to use this AutoFill information with just a simple click.

Thanks to this handy feature, you don’t have to remember your credit card number and expiry date anymore. It eliminates the need to constantly open your wallet, just to find that one card you want to shop with. You will usually still need to know the three digit security code on the back of a card however, though that’s not always the case.

By default, when you enter billing details such as your credit card information in Safari for the first time, you’ll be prompted to save this data for later use. However, if you have multiple credit cards that you use for making purchases online, manually adding all of them as a one-time thing could prove to be really useful in the long run.

If you use Safari on other devices like the iPhone or iPad, you’ll be pleased to know that you can save credit card info in Safari on iOS / iPadOS devices too. Plus, the credit cards you add to Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad will be synced across all your other Apple devices over iCloud. Therefore, regardless of what device you’re using Safari from, your payment method will be readily available as autofill information. Convenient, right?

What are your thoughts on autofilling credit card information in Safari? Do you use this to make online purchases faster and more convenient? Share your thoughts, experiences, opinions, and related tips in the comments.


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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Claudiu says:

    Unfortunately, Safari has an issue. Despite the fact that the card details have been input into the Autofill, when I get to the actual payment, it won’t fill anything (it’s as if there is no data within the Autofill). As such, I am forced to use Chrome Browser to do this. Pity.

  2. Diane Phillips says:

    How do we delete credit cards from autofill?

    • C M says:

      When reaching the Saved Credit Cards “Autofill” tab under Safari, simply click on the desired card, and then click below on the “Remove” button.

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