Safari Autofill Security Codes Not Working on Mac? Here’s a Tip
Modern versions of Safari for Mac include an incredibly useful Autofill Security Code feature, that allows security codes that are texted to your number to be automatically filled in when you are logging into secure websites in Safari on the Mac. For example, you may be logging into a banking website which requires a security code to verify your identity, which is sent to you via text, and Safari will automatically detect the authentication code in Messages and then autofill that security code in Safari, allowing for you to seamlessly login. But sometimes, Safari Autofill for Security Codes does not work as expected on a Mac, or does not work at all.
We’re going to show you a quick tip for quickly handling security codes on the Mac when Safari Autofill for Security Codes is not working as expected.
How to Easily Copy Security Code from Messages on Mac when AutoFill Security Code Fails
Use this trick to quickly copy and paste the security code from Messages into Safari, if the autofill feature fails to work as expected:
- Switch from Safari to the Messages app on Mac
- Find the security code message that has been sent to you and your Mac
- Right-click on the numerical security code in the text message, and choose “Copy Code”
- Switch back to Safari on the Mac, and paste the security code into the login field and proceed as usual
Autofill for Security Codes in Safari usually works seamlessly on the Mac, but with some websites it does not always work as expected. Fortunately, this Messages trick to copy the security code is easy to use, and Messages will identify the security code, allowing you to quickly copy it without copying the entire message.
The autofill feature is so useful that it makes using the web, logging in, online shopping, and using two-factor authentication, so much easier on the Mac. If you aren’t familiar with the feature or using it, now is a good time to get started, because it is very convenient.