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Online Shopping Simplified: How to Add Your Payment Details to Dashlane with a Tap

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Phone using NFC to add a payment method to Dashlane

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!

  1. In the payments section of your vault, tap + and Add a new credit/debit card
  2. When prompted, hold your card to the back of your device
  3. Add your card’s security code (which is never encoded in the card) and if necessary, the account holder’s name

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:

  1. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. During the holiday season, scammers may set up illegitimate websites and promote deals on typically expensive or sold-out items. Ensure you trust a retailer before making a purchase.
  2. Don’t take the bait. Phishing also tends to increase during the holiday season. Be extra diligent when opening emails, and don’t click any links in an email that seems suspicious.
  3. Free WiFi? Only with a VPN. If you’re using free WiFi to get some shopping done (maybe last-minute purchases at the airport), make sure you secure and encrypt your data using a VPN.

For more tips on staying secure online this holiday season, check out this post.

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