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When we aren’t shopping in person in local stores, we like to shop online with Safari, because its AutoFill feature makes checking out so easy. The way it works is you fill in your shopping-related details once, and then AutoFill can enter them for you whenever you check out from a Web-based cart.
To enable AutoFill, choose Safari > Preferences > AutoFill and select the desired checkboxes. In most cases, you’ll want to select them all. AutoFill can fill in both your contact information and credit card number, it can enter usernames and passwords for Web sites you log in to, and you can use it on any sort of Web form, such as a survey.
The next step is to set up a My Card in the Contacts app. Open the Contacts app, and open the card that contains your name and address. (If you don’t have a card, go ahead and make one. We’ll wait.) Now, click the Card menu and look at the Make This My Card command. If it’s dimmed out, that’s because your card is already the My Card and you are all set. If Make This My Card looks like a normal menu command, go ahead and choose it. That teaches Contacts, and thus Safari, who you are.
With those setup steps completed, the next time a Web form asks for your name, address, and phone number, you can autofill your information in three different ways:
No matter what method you use, Safari fills in the fields it can identify, highlighting them in yellow. If Safari doesn’t recognize a field (if the Web site hasn’t named it properly) or if your My Card doesn’t have matching information (such as a company name), it leaves those fields blank. If Safari guesses wrong about what information to enter into a field, you can change it manually.
If Safari doesn’t already know your credit card info, you can teach it in two ways:
Once you’ve set up AutoFill with the right details, it’s a breeze to use. So if you haven’t been taking advantage of AutoFill, give it a try today!
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