How to Auto-Fill Credit Card Information Using Your iPhone Camera

Apple has made it easy to enter your credit or debit card information. Just use your iPhone’s camera to auto-fill text boxes with your information when entering a card for use with Apple Pay (if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus) or when making online purchases.

Go to Settings > Passbook & Apple Pay and select Add Credit or Debit Card. (You may be required to enter your Apple ID password.)

Tap the camera icon to the left of the card number field.

Position the card within the frame that appears on your screen. Your iPhone will vibrate to indicate that the information has been entered. You will need to enter your security code manually.

Tap Next so your card can be verified and follow the instructions on your screen. You may need to call your credit card company as part of the process.

Once the card has been verified you will be able to use it to make Apple Pay purchases. If this is the first credit card you have entered, it will automatically become your default card.

You can also use your iPhone’s camera to enter credit card information while online shopping.

When you are on a payment page in Safari, tap one of the text boxes where your information goes. The keyboard in Safari will offer the option Scan Credit Card.

Once the option is selected, your camera will open and you can position your card in the frame so that the information on the front of the card can be captured.