How To Log Into Android Apps Using Saved Passwords from Chrome

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Passwords are one of those things we always likely to forget. Many people struggle with passwords because we need a lot of them nowadays. But passwords are necessary if you want to keep your private information secure. A password should also be unique and hard-to-guess so no one can decipher it.

Now, with password managing tools such as Lastpass, 1Password, and Dashlane, you can securely store all of your login credentials under a single password lock. It is the most convenient way to keep your accounts secure without having to recall all of their credentials.

If you don’t want to use third-party password managing tools, the tech giant Google does have its solutions that work well and have the ability to sync between multiple devices. The best part is that you don’t even have to download anything to use Google’s password managing tool. It is already integrated into Google Chrome browser and Android OS.

Chrome Password Manager

This feature has been around for quite some time now. Google did a great job of refining it in the past couple of years. Chrome gives you the option to save your passwords and automatically sync across multiple devices, as long as they are linked to the same Google account.

When you first enter your login details to a specific website via Chrome, you will see a pop-up on the top-right corner, asking if you want to save your credentials. Clicking on Save Password will save your credentials in the Chrome Password Manager. Next time when you access that website, the log-in details will be auto-filled.

Previously, this feature was limited to Chrome browser, but now Google uses the same password manager to help you easily log into Android apps.

To enable this feature on your computer,

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click on your Profile > Passwords.
  3. Make sure ‘Offer to save passwords’ is toggled on.

To enable this feature on your Android device,

  1. Open device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Google > Google Account.
  3. At the top of the screen, scroll right and tap Security.
  4. Now scroll down to ‘Signing in to other sites’ and tap Saved Passwords.
  5. Make sure ‘Offer to save passwords’ is toggled on.

if you are wondering how to log into Android apps using saved passwords from Chrome, follow the steps mentioned below.

Log into Android apps using saved passwords from Chrome

  • Enable Google’s Autofill service
  • Enable biometric security
  • Enable auto sign-in
  • Manage saved passwords

Enable Google’s Autofill service

First, make sure that your Google account is the default password managing service for Autofill. Also, note that the Autofill service was introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo, so your Android device needs to be running on Android 8.0 or higher. To enable Google’s Autofill service, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings from the App Drawer.
  2.  Tap on the search bar, and type ‘Languages & Input’.
  3. After that, tap on the search result. You will be redirected to the Languages & Input settings menu.
  4. Locate the option labeled ‘Autofill service’ and tap on it.
  5. Finally, tap ‘Google’ and go back to the previous screen. Now you have successfully enabled Google’s Autofill service.

How To Log Into Android Apps Using Saved Passwords from Chrome

How To Log Into Android Apps Using Saved Passwords from Chrome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next time when you try to log-in to an Android app, this service will auto-fill the username and password fields using the login credentials from Chrome Password Manager.

Enable Biometric Security

Google gives you the option to lock the password manager with a PIN, pattern lock or your fingerprint. Since fingerprint data can’t be copied, it provides better security than a PIN or pattern. To use your fingerprint as a medium for your device security, follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap on the search bar, type “Fingerprint”. Click on the search result.
  3. Now set up your fingerprint by following the on-screen instructions.

Now every time you want to modify or delete your personal credentials, you’ll be prompted to verify your identity by confirming your fingerprint.

Enable Auto Sign-in

Enabling this feature will help you automatically sign into websites and Android apps using the info you’ve previously saved in Google Chrome on Android or desktop. To enable it:

  1. Open device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Google, and then Google Account.
  3. At the top, scroll right and tap Security.
  4. Now scroll down to ‘Signing in to other sites’ and tap on ‘Saved Passwords’.
  5. Toggle on Auto sign-in.

Manage Saved Passwords

To manage your saved passwords from your Android device:

  1. Open Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu, then tap on Settings.
  3. In the Account section, tap on Passwords.

You will be able to access all of your saved passwords from here. If you want to find the password for a specific service, tap on the search icon on the top of the menu. When you tap an entry for login details, you will see the username and password for the specific entry. You won’t be able to see the password unless you click on the eye icon next to it. You can also copy the password by tapping the clipboard icon.

When you click on either of the options, you will be prompted to verify your identity by confirming your fingerprint or password. Once you do it, the password of the specified entry will be shown or copied to the clipboard.

If you want to modify your login credentials,

  1. Open the Passwords page on Chrome by following the steps stated above.
  2. Tap ‘View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account.

From here, you can modify all of your saved credentials without any hassle and log into Android apps. You can also go to passwords.google.com to access the Password Manager. Though you will need to enter your Google account password to get access.

How To Log Into Android Apps Using Saved Passwords from Chrome

Conclusion

Saving all of your login credentials to the Google Password Manager is pretty safe and convenient, considering Google has recently switched to a new encryption method and constantly adding new security features. Also, this will help you easily log into Android apps. Just make sure you don’t forget your Google account password and change it frequently to stay safe from hackers.

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