Last updated on April 22nd, 2023 at 10:06 pm
If you’re using Apple devices on a regular basis, you don’t have to go through the exhausting process of manually typing your passwords every time you enter different websites or other supported apps.
With the amazing AutoFill feature of your iPhone and iPad, you can use the iCloud keychain to save passwords, personal information, and credit card information as well.
So, you must know how to add autofill password on iPhone to automatically fill the username and password field with just one tap on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Here, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide so that you can enable autofill passwords and other info on your iPhone and iPad. Let’s dive straight into it.
How to Enable Autofill Passwords on iPhone, iPad and Mac?
If you use the same Apple ID for all your Apple devices, enabling the autofill password feature on your iPhone will also work for your iPad and Mac. Follow the steps given below to successfully enable autofill passwords on your iPhone and iPad.
Step 1: Update Your Contact Info
The Safari app and other websites will pull your personal information like name, phone number, email address, etc., from your contact info. You can skip this step if you have already saved your contact information in the address book of your iPhone. If not, follow our instructions to set up a contact for yourself.
- Open the ‘Contacts’ app by tapping the contact sign at the bottom of your home screen.
- Now, do you see a “+” sign on the upper right corner of your iPhone screen? Tap it to find a new screen asking for your personal information.
- Fill up the blanks using the necessary information. Once you have filled in your contact info, tap ‘Done’ to save the data.
Step 2: Set Up Password Autofill by Using Contact Information
- Tap ‘Settings’ on the upper corner of your home screen to open the settings app.
- Keep scrolling down and find the ‘Safari’ option. Tap it to open safari app options on your iPhone.
- You’ll find a ‘Use Contact Info’ option there. Turn it on by sliding the toggle and it will turn green.
- Now, tap the ‘My Info’ option. You’ll see your contact list. Choose the contact you saved on Step 1.
- And your job is done now. You can use your contact information while filling a form online. Just tap ‘Autofill’ and the information you have saved on your contact will be directly copied into necessary fields.
Step 3: Set Up Password Autofill Using Settings App
- Go to the settings app on your iPhone and iPod. Tap ‘Passwords & Accounts’.
- Use your Passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID to authenticate.
- Now, tap ‘Autofill Passwords’ to get autofill options.
- Turn on the autofill passwords option by sliding the toggle. You’ll know it is turned ‘ON’ when it turns green.
- Next, you have to activate the iCloud Keychain. Go back to settings and tap on your Apple ID name.
- Choose the ‘iCloud’ option and then tap ‘Keychain.’ Toggle on the iCloud Keychain to use autofill features.
- You have successfully set up the password autofill feature on your device. From now on, if you tend to log in to a website account or supported apps, your device will suggest you enter saved passwords, usernames, or email.
You can also choose to autofill passwords from the ‘key’ icon of your mobile keyboard.
How to Autofill Passwords from Third-Party Apps?
Third-party password managing apps like Chrome, LastPass etc., are very common for Android and other non-Apple devices. However, you can use autofill via these password manager apps on your iPhone and iPad instead of the default iCloud keychain.
Follow the steps given below to enable your desired password manager on your iPhone.
- Step 1: Go to your ‘Settings’ app and tap ‘Passwords.’ Now, authenticate by using your Touch ID, Face ID, or passcodes.
- Step 2: Tap ‘Autofill Passwords’ and enable it by sliding the toggle.
- Step 3: Do you see the autofill passwords options below? Select the ‘Allow Filling From’ option and choose the name of your desired password manager.
- Step 4: Leave your phone settings to save the changes. And your job is done. You can use autofill password feature when you enter the added third party app.
How to Add Autofill Credit Cards on Your iPhone?
Saved credit cards are a real time saver when you make online purchases. If you save your credit card information on Safari, you can use autofill to fill up the credit card field on an online purchasing site. Follow the steps given below to add your credit cards to Safari.
- Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ of your iPhone and scroll down to find the ‘Safari’ option. Tap on it.
- Step 2: Tap on the ‘Autofill’ option now. Select the ‘Saved Credit Cards’ option after that.
- Step 3: Next, choose the ‘Add Credit Card option and type in the necessary information to save your credit card on your iPhone Safari. You can also use your camera to input the info.
- Step 4: You have successfully saved your credit card information now. When you are making an online purchase using Safari or other supported apps, you can use the autofill option on your iPhone keyboard after authentication.
How to Delete a Saved Autofill Credit Card?
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ and scroll down to find and tap ‘Safari’.
Step 2: Select the ‘Autofill’ option below and choose ‘Saved Credit Cards’.
Step 3: Complete the authentication process and tap ‘Edit’ from the top corner. Then simply choose the credit card you want to erase. You can also swipe left and tap the delete button to delete the credit card details.
How to Disable Password Autofill on iPhone?
Step 1: To remove all the saved passwords from your iCloud keychain, Go to your ‘Settings’ and tap ‘Passwords & Accounts’.
Step 2: Choose ‘Autofill Passwords’ and slide the toggle to turn off the autofill password feature on your iPhone.
So that was pretty much everything on how to add autofill password on iPhone. By following our detailed guide, you can easily turn on and off the autofill feature on your iPhone and iPad. You can connect the Apple support anytime for further information.
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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