A password manager is a great thing to use if you want to keep your passwords secure and easy to remember. Google’s Password Manager built-in to Chrome is a popular option and it works on Android too.
While we don’t necessarily recommend everyone use their browser’s password manager, it’s better than nothing. Plus, Google’s password manager has gotten a lot better over the years. If you use it in Google Chrome on your computer, you should use it on Android, too. We’ll show you how.
Before we get started, we’ll need to make sure you have Google’s password manager set as your “Autofill” service on your Android device. This will ensure that the passwords you save will automatically generate when you need to log in to an app or website.
Swipe down once or twice (depending on your phone) from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to open the Settings.
Now select whichever service is listed under “Autofill Service.” It may already be “Google.”
Choose “Google” from the list if it’s not already selected.
Next, go back to the previous “Passwords & Accounts” screen. You’ll see “Google” listed under “Passwords.” Tap it.
This is the Google Password Manager. You can search through your saved passwords to edit the details or delete outdated ones. You’ll need to enter your security method to access any of the passwords.
At the top of the screen, you’ll see the “Password Checkup” tool. You can run this to see if any of your passwords should be improved for security.
Lastly, we’ll take a peek at the settings. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner.
Here’s where you can decide if you want Google to offer to save passwords when you enter them in apps and websites in Chrome. You can choose to automatically sign in to websites and get alerts when your passwords have been compromised.
And if you want to use the Password Manager a lot, you can add a shortcut to the home screen.
That’s all there is to the Google Password Manager. It’s not the best or most secure password manager out there, but it’s probably the easiest to use if you’re a Chrome and Android user.
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