Are you tired of constantly having to remember and enter your passwords every time you log in to your favorite apps or websites on your Android device? Well, worry no more!
Android has a built-in feature that allows you to save and autofill passwords, making your life easier and more convenient. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of how to save passwords on Android.
Step 1: Accessing Password Settings
To begin, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.
1. In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the option labeled “Passwords” or “Passwords & accounts”. Tap on it to proceed.
Step 2: Enabling Autofill Service
2. In the Passwords settings, locate the option called “Autofill service” or “Autofill with Google”. Tap on it to access the Autofill service settings.
3. If not already enabled, toggle on the switch next to “Autofill service” to activate it. You will be prompted with a confirmation dialog, so tap “OK” to proceed.
Step 3: Adding Passwords
4. Now that you have enabled the Autofill service, open any app or website that requires login credentials.
Note: The Autofill feature works with compatible apps and websites that have implemented this functionality.
5. Tap on the username or password field to bring up the keyboard and an autofill suggestion bar just above it.
6. If the autofill suggestion bar does not appear automatically, tap on the key icon located on the right side of the field to trigger it.
7. Tap on the desired username or password from the autofill suggestion bar to populate the respective field.
Step 4: Saving Passwords
8. After successfully logging in, Android will prompt you to save your login credentials for future use.
9. To save the password, tap on the “Save” or “Save password” option when prompted. If you don’t want to save it, simply tap “Never” or “Not now”.
Step 5: Managing Saved Passwords
10. To manage your saved passwords, go back to Settings and navigate to the Passwords settings again.
Note: Depending on your Android device and version, you might find this option under different names such as “Autofill & passwords” or “Manage passwords”.
11. In the Passwords settings, you will see a list of all your saved passwords organized by app or website name.
To view a password:
- Navigate to the desired app or website entry under Saved Passwords.
- Tap on it and authenticate yourself if prompted (e.g., with your device PIN or fingerprint).
- Your password will be revealed on screen.
To delete a password:
- In the Passwords settings, locate the app or website entry you want to remove.
- Swipe left on the entry or tap on the three-dot menu icon next to it.
- Tap on “Delete” or “Remove” to confirm.
12. You can also enable or disable password saving for individual apps or websites by toggling the switch next to each entry in the Passwords settings.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to save passwords on Android.
With this feature enabled, you can enjoy a hassle-free login experience across various apps and websites without having to remember complex passwords. Remember to use this feature responsibly and ensure your device is secure with a lock screen PIN, pattern, or fingerprint authentication.