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With the new features of the latest version of iOS 8 being talked about, it is the much-awaited software of 2014. Currently open just for developers, we have already begun to get news about added features and improved versions.

You can now scan your credit cards for payments through your iPhone. The feature is in-built and developers do not have to do anything to enable it. Thanks to iOS 8's extensibility, this feature will function with support of Safari software.

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How to Scan Credit Card Details Using iPhone Camera in iOS 8

How to Scan Credit Card Details Using iPhone Camera in iOS 8

Step #1. Ensure that you have Safari enabled. It is better and improved in iOS 8.

Step #2. “Scan Credit Card” option will flash when the webpage seeking credit card information is displayed. (This will be shown after you shifted to payment mode for anything: bill, shopping or movie tickets.)

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Step #3. Tap on this option and it will open your camera.

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Scan Credit Card Details Using iPhone Camera in iOS 8

Step #4. Align the camera so the card is inside the framed border.

Step #5. Once your card is framed as required, the camera will take a picture of it.

Step #6. Through its “optical character recognition”, it will fill and generate all details of your card.

Step #7. After this, your details will be filled in the webpage automatically and you just need to pay.

Yes, with next generation software, these types of features are possible, saving your time. You can even save your card's picture and other details after scanning is done.

iOS 8 is undergoing some other developments and once they are done, this fantastic feature will be open to all. Even Safari has received some up gradation that needs to be carried out.

We hope that this information was useful.

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Hat Tip: 9to5Mac.com

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.
  • Britt Nicole

    I had never scan a credit card ever before.
    I might need help with this.
    I have an ios 8 also

  • Eyes Have It

    I have NEVER ONCE seen an option to scan credit card. EVER.

    • Yesi

      It’s there if you are using iOS8. If you go to Settings, then Safari then Password and Autofill you will see the option to auto scan your card using the camera or enter the information by hand. Try it!

      • Eyes Have It

        Found it! Thanks!