Using Google Password Manager on Android

When you say password manager, the first thing you think of is a desktop browser that remembers your password for you. But you don’t want to keep typing passwords on your smartphone either.

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Fortunately, you can manage your passwords in Chrome for Android. You do not manage your browser passwords in a separate application. The management function is simply processed in Chrome and therefore also in the app for Android. Save your passwords in your desktop browser, then you can also use them blindly on your smartphone. That’s how you get started.

How to use Google Password Manager on Android

  • Step 1: Set up auto-complete
  • Step 2: Open Password Manager
  • Step 3: Check passwords
  • Step 4: Check Settings

Step 1: Set up auto-complete

To get started, make sure that Google is set as your autofill service by default. At the top of your screen, swipe down once or twice (depending on your Android version) and tap the Settings gear. Scroll down to Password & Security. Tap it and choose Manage passwords. There, select Google as the AutoFill service.

First check whether Google automatically completes your data.

Step 2: Open Password Manager

Open Google Chrome on your Android device. Tap the three dots at the top right and then Settings. Then choose Passwords to open the administration menu. Here you will get a list of all your saved passwords. Perhaps this is also a good time to keep an equally great clean. Tap an account and then a trash can at the top to delete it, or simply change the password in the fields below.

Step 3: Check passwords

At the top of the screen you will find Check passwords. Open the menu and Chrome will run an automatic check. This is a feature with which Google can check for you which passwords may have surfaced in a data breach. If that is the case for a certain account, then it is a good idea to change the password. It is always a good idea to change your password every now and then.

It’s a good idea to change your password every now and then.

Step 4: Check Settings

Finally, while we’re at it, we can take a look at some additional settings. In the Passwords menu (see step 2) you can choose at the top whether you want to allow Google to register passwords when you log in somewhere via Chrome. You can also choose to be automatically logged in. When you are ready, then you are completely up to date with your passwords in Google Chrome.

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