Browsers such as Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge remember information such as login credentials, passwords, payment methods, and more for the convenience of users. To safeguard personal credit card information, however, these are not the safest options; instead, use a specialised password manager on your phone. You must first delete any stored or remembered credit cards from your iPhone’s favourite browser.
Browsers are less secure than password managers that are specifically designed for that purpose. In the event of a browser data breach, hackers may get access to your personal information. You must delete all of your saved credit cards from your iPhone.
1. REMOVE REMEMBERED CREDIT CARDS FROM SAFARI
When you try to enter payment information on a Mac or iPad using Safari, the browser retains the information and uses it to automatically include the card number and expiration date in future transactions.
Here’s how to locate and delete the memorised credit cards on your iPhone using Safari.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Safari browser.
Step 3: From the General menu, select AutoFill.
Step 4: Go to the Saved Credit Cards menu.
Step 5: iOS will ask for authentication. Authenticate yourself, and you will be able to see saved credit cards from the following menu.
Step 6: Tap on the Edit button in the upper right corner.
Step 7: Select credit cards that you want to delete.
Step 8: Tap on Delete, and you are good to go.
You can edit the existing credit card from the same menu and even add a new credit/debit card manually.
2. REMOVE REMEMBERED CREDIT CARDS FROM CHROME
Apple has included a feature to iOS 14 that allows you to change the default browser on your iPhone. We’re sure that, like many GT members, many of our readers have switched their iPhone’s default browser from Safari to Chrome.
In that scenario, you’ll need to delete any saved credit cards from your iPhone’s Google Chrome browser. To make modifications, follow the instructions below.
Unlike Apple’s default applications, you don’t have to use the Settings app to make changes. You may effortlessly erase memorised credit cards from the app using Google Chrome. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu at the bottom right corner.
Step 3: Open the Settings menu.
Step 4: Select Payment Methods.
Google collects payment information from the saved cards as well as Google Pay accounts. You can’t remove Google Pay accounts from the same menu. However, you can easily remove saved cards.
Step 5: Tap on Edit at the right corner and select the credit card you want to remove.
Step 6: Tap on Delete at the bottom left corner.
3. REMOVE REMEMBERED CREDIT CARDS FROM MICROSOFT EDGE
On the iPhone, Microsoft Edge is another capable Safari alternative. If you use Microsoft Edge as your primary browser on your iPhone, you should delete any forgotten cards by following the instructions below.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge on iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu at the bottom and open the Settings menu.
Step 3: Go to your profile.
Step 4: Tap on Payment info.
Step 5: You will see all your saved card info from the menu.
Step 6: Tap on Edit at the top and remove the card from Microsoft Edge.
DISABLE CREDIT CARDS FROM SAFARI ON IPHONE
Your iPhone’s stored credit cards have already been deactivated. In the future, you won’t want Safari to remember your credit card information. The Credit Card option may be turned off in Safari Settings. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down to Safari.
Step 3: From the General menu, select Autofill.
Step 4: Disable Credit Card toggle from the following menu.
From now on, Safari won’t remember your credit card information in the app.
USE THIRD-PARTY PASSWORD MANAGERS
third-party password managers like 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane can help you remember your credit card details with extra features and security. Now that Safari extensions are available on iPhones running iOS 15, you can install your favourite password manager extension in the browser and access all of your data without having to leave the app.
When you need to add payment information, go to Safari’s More menu and select 1Password from the drop-down menu. Take a look at the screenshots for more information.
REMOVE ALL CREDIT CARDS FROM YOUR IPHONE
You can disable the save credit card feature in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, just like you can with Safari. Remove any credit cards that are no longer in use or are inactive. Which third-party password manager do you intend to use? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.