How to use AutoFill on iPhone: A step-by-step guide

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If you’re tired of repeatedly filling out forms in Safari on your iPhone, then you need to know how to use password AutoFill on iPhone.

AutoFill on iOS, iPadOS and macOS is a useful feature that lets users automatically enter personal information such as contact information, usernames, passwords, and credit card information for websites and supported apps.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to use AutoFill on iPhone – from enabling the feature to update the information that you’ve saved.

Enable AutoFill on iPhone

We’d assume you’ve already added your contact information on your iPhone. You can use your contact as is or you can update the information if need be. If you don’t already have one, go ahead and add a contact for yourself in your address book. It only takes a few minutes to set up.

adding contact to use with AutoFill on iPhone
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Find the “Contacts” app on your iPhone and tap the “+” sign in the upper right corner of the screen. It will bring up a screen where you can fill out your personal information. Feel free to include all the info that you think is necessary. Once you enter all this data, tap “Done”.

Now you can enable AutoFill to use your contact info. Follow the steps below for step-by-step instructions.

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  1. Open the “Settings” app, scroll down and tap “Safari”
  2. Select “Autofill”
  3. Turn the slider next to “Use Contact Info” to the ON position (it’s ON when it’s green).
  4. Tap “My Info”
  5. Select your contact from the list.
  6. Now your iPhone will use the information that you used in AutoFill to fill out forms in Safari.

How to use password AutoFill on iPhone

To enable AutoFill passwords on your iPhone, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Passwords & Accounts
  • Select AutoFill Passwords
  • Then toggle AutoFill Passwords to On.
Adding contact information to AutoFill on iPhone
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While you’re in Settings, let’s activate iCloud Keychain. Tap your Apple ID name at the top of the screen → select iCloud → tap Keychain → then, turn on the iCloud Keychain toggle switch.

Now you can use your saved passwords with AutoFill in Safari and apps. You can also use a third-party password manager to keep the password and credit card information when you select a login for AutoFill.

Add AutoFill Credit Cards on iPhone

To add credit cards to Safari’s AutoFill on iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Swipe down and tap on Safari
  3. Tap on AutoFill and then Saved Credit Cards
  4. Select Add Credit Card
  5. Use the camera or type in to enter your credit card details.
Adding credit card to AutoFill on iPhone
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When you’re checking out online in Safari or supported apps, you credit card information will appear above the keyboard. You must authenticate yourself with Passcode, Touch ID or Face ID before your iPhone can fill in the details.

To delete or update a saved credit card, go to SettingsSafari → under the General section tap AutoFill → then, select Saved Credit Cards. Authenticate yourself, tap the Edit button at the top right corner, then select the credit card you want to delete. You could also swipe to the left on the card, then hit the Delete button.

In case you want to update a card information, select it, tap Edit and then change the credit card information. Tap Done to save your changes.

You can read more about how to use AutoFill in Safari on Apple’s support guide.

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