LastPass for Android Is Lookin’ Good: Material Design Updates & Samsung Galaxy Gifts

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to the redesigned LastPass for Android! With a new interface centered around Google’s Material Design and many enhancements to the user experience, this is arguably the biggest update to our Android app yet. We’ve simplified mobile password management, for an easier, faster LastPass experience.

Plus, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Samsung to bring LastPass to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge device owners as a part of the Galaxy Gifts program! If you’ll be upgrading to one of Samsung’s beautiful new phones, be sure to check out Galaxy Gifts in the Galaxy Apps store and redeem your LastPass Premium credit.

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For this update to our Android app, we wanted to deliver a design that was simpler, easier to navigate, and built for the unique needs of mobile password management.

We adopted many of the paradigms of Material Design, including the floating action button in the lower right-hand corner of the vault. Whenever you log in to or launch the LastPass app, the + button is conveniently located to quickly store a new item in LastPass.

Tapping the + triggers a pop-up menu with options to add a new Site, a Secure Note, or a Form Fill profile.

We also introduced more white space and a simpler color palette, for easy-to-read screens with a design that’s lighter and more intuitive.

And of course, there have also been a number of bug fixes and stability improvements in this update. Thanks to our community and our pre-build team for your reports and input!

Easier Navigation

We’ve also condensed and simplified our menus and the main navigation has been moved to the left drawer. This convention is consistent with Google’s updated apps and others that have adopted Material Design. You simply tap the “hamburger menu” (the three horizontal lines on the upper-left corner), or swipe in from the left edge of the screen, to access the main menu.

The sliding drawer has tabs that allow you to toggle between your Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fill Profiles, plus an option to “Manage Shared Folders” for both LastPass Premium and LastPass Enterprise users. A Shared Folder helps you collaborate on projects and share passwords with spouses, friends, or coworkers. You can even edit and add a Shared Folder via the Android app, so if you’re on-the-go and your spouse needs to pay a bill, for example, you can easily drop that login into the Shared Folder to sync the password.

The app settings have been grouped and reorganized, now available as “Settings” in the bottom of the navigation drawer. We’ve eliminated the longer list of settings, hiding more advanced items and simplifying the overall access to and use of important security options for the LastPass app, including the Security Challenge.

Vault First

We heard from LastPass Android users that they’d prefer the app default to the vault view, with the option to switch to “browser mode” for logging into websites, if/when they need to.

So, with the launch of this app we’re putting the vault front and center again. When you log in to or launch the LastPass app, it will display the vault first (unless you were using the browser when you last closed the app).

Because LastPass can autofill passwords to other mobile apps, and web logins in Chrome, you don’t have to interrupt your normal workflow on your smartphone. But if you still prefer to use the LastPass browser, you can tap on a site in the LastPass vault to use the “Launch” option or open the browser from the navigation drawer at any time.

Samsung Galaxy Gifts

We’re humbled to bring LastPass to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as part of the Samsung Galaxy Gifts program. With Galaxy Gifts, Samsung offers rewards from a host of world-class brands to make your mobile experience even more awesome.

S6 and S6 edge users, be sure to grab your LastPass gift and enjoy an upgrade on us. See your localized Samsung Galaxy Apps store for details. If you’re already a Premium user, your expiration date will be extended automatically.

Get Started for Free

Haven’t tried the Android app yet? Start your free trial today when you download the app from the Google Play Store on your Android device(s). You’ll just login with your same LastPass account to start the trial. Don’t forget, we support Dolphin HD and Firefox mobile browsers with LastPass addons, both included in our Premium service, too.

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11 Comments

  • Bianca says:

    The update on my samsung note 4 cannot be enabled in services, the ok button is non-responsive. Extremly frustrating update for me, since it makes premium almost useless now

  • I use a second one to enter in the payment amount and daycare location. I’ve always had to Autofill the second one.

  • ponpat says:

    I had no problems and I’m happy with this release. Although I’d love a “Beta” for future big updates. Maybe “Premium Users only opt-in”. This update crashed a lot for my mother on the first day and I would have suggested a few details earlier, too.
    This update is a great one in the “handling translations”, design and usability direction, the three only things lastpass in my opinion was behind some competitors lately. But it still has some minor details that aren’t done in an intuitive way or has some problems with the “material concept” (in the “if you try to make a material design why don’t you follow the guidelines everywhere?” direction. Currently this is “material on the first look” and not “following material guidelines in every aspect”). I think a Beta would have helped with both. I think in general lastpass often does changes in the running system without communicating it well. Some kind of “opt in for a beta” with a “changes” pop up when you open your vault would help in improving the service with the help of some users without greater problems in a running service (the new setting had some problems the first few days where you had no chance to reach some options).
    Anyway, this blog post and this update are steps in the right direction and I hope to see stuff like this more frequently in my future with lastpass :)

  • Samir says:

    Is there an Autofill button? On some websites, like my daughter’s daycare payment screen that I go every Sunday, I use one Lastpass bookmark to login. I use a second one to enter in the payment amount and daycare location. I’ve always had to Autofill the second one. This morning with the new version, I can’t find the Autofill so I had to manually enter them.

    • Amber Gott says:

      Did you tap in the password field directly? Did you also try launching the site directly in the LastPass browser (just tap the site name in the app vault, and use the “launch” option) and autofill there?

  • Dave & Sherry Sellman says:

    How can I revert to the previous version. On my Samsung tab 2 tablet the new version crashes and does not work on some of my sites. If it doesn’t change I will be looking for a new password manager.

  • Rick says:

    How do you spell…. DOES NOT WORK. CRASHES on every attempt to launch just after entering the 4 digit PIN.

    I want to revert to the BLUE version because it works.

    • Rick says:

      Forgot…. Android. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 10 inch.
      This effectively locks me out of any tablet function which requires a password.