Chances are you’re doing a good portion of your shopping online lately. Somehow, checking out online is still just as tedious as waiting in line: You have to type the same information over and over again. With Dashlane, you can store your payment and address information once—and Dashlane will autofill it every time moving forward. It’s like having express checkout on every website.
But did you know that if you’re an Android user, there’s an even easier way to store your credit or debit card information in your Dashlane account? It’s called near field communication, or NFC, and it means you can add a payment method to Dashlane just by tapping your card against your phone.
What exactly is NFC? Let’s put it this way: If you’ve used your phone or payment card to make a contactless purchase, you’ve used NFC.
To use NFC to add a payment method to Dashlane, first make sure that both your Android device and card are NFC compatible and you have your NFC connectivity turned on. Learn how to check for NFC compatibility.
Once you’ve checked your device and card compatibility, storing a card in your Dashlane account only takes three steps—and no typing card numbers!
It’s that simple. If you’re a Premium user, Dashlane syncs your information across all your connected devices, ensuring you always have access to your payment information.
Using Dashlane to checkout isn’t just more efficient—it’s more secure. Each time you save your credit card or address on a website is one more chance for them to be compromised if that website is breached. While not wanting your card numbers accessible to hacker is obvious, you might wonder what the harm is in saving your name and address somewhere unsecure. Unfortunately, even if the information seems harmless on the surface, hackers can use it to cross-reference other breaches and may be able to access sensitive info. That’s why you should always use a password manager like Dashlane to securely store and autofill your information rather than saving it on a shopping website using who-knows-what security methods.
In addition to using a password manager while shopping online, here are three other things to keep in mind:
For more tips on staying secure online this holiday season, check out this post.