One of the best reasons to use LastPass is that no matter where you are or what type of device you’re using, LastPass automatically syncs your passwords for you. Any passwords or notes you add to your vault will be ready and waiting next time you need them, from wherever you happen to log in to your LastPass account. That includes your Android phone or tablet!
If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, here are some reasons why you should. And if you’re already using the app, these tips will help you make the most of its features!
Handy password storage in your pocket.
Have you been storing passwords in a note app, or in your contacts, or in an email draft? There’s a smarter way. The LastPass for Android app gives you one, secure place to organize all of your usernames, passwords, PINs, and other details you need to remember for your accounts. There are just too many passwords to keep up with these days, so knowing you have them all in one place where you can quickly look them up, copy-paste them, or add a new one is a way to save some serious time and sanity.
Once you download the app, we’ll help you start filling your vault with your passwords. You can also use the add button to save new logins at any time.
Log in to other apps with a few taps.
There are a few apps where you probably don’t want to stay logged in or have the app remember your password. Your banking app is probably one. But it’s pretty annoying to not only remember that password, but also use the teeny tiny mobile keyboard to enter it correctly.
Well, LastPass can help you there. Just turn on the app fill feature and LastPass will fill your app logins for you! You just select which account you want to login with, and LastPass enters it for you. That’s it!
Log in to websites on Chrome.
I don’t know about you, but I shop a lot on my phone these days. But as I’m getting ready to check out I often need to create an account or sign in to complete my purchase. Thankfully, LastPass can also fill passwords in Chrome.
Just pull down the notifications bar to use the LastPass fill helper notification. I can choose the account I want to log in with, and LastPass fills it for me!
Unlock fast with your fingerprint.
When you’ve got all your passwords in one place, you want to have some extra security to keep them safe. But you also don’t want that security to keep you from getting to your passwords when you need them.
That’s why the option to lock your LastPass app with your fingerprint is so handy. You can customize the time limit when you want the app to lock, and then you can just unlock it with your finger!
Share passwords straight from the app.
Next time someone shouts across the room for the Wi-Fi password, just open up your LastPass app, search for the Wi-Fi password in your vault, and share the record with them. Now they’ll always have the right password!
When you share a login or note, any changes you make are automatically updated for the other person, too. That way you both always have the right password and won’t have trouble logging in, whether it’s to pay bills or watch movies on your favorite video app.
And if you share a lot of passwords with someone, you can even share an entire folder of passwords and notes. This is especially handy for partners, spouses, roommates, or families, where you often need to share accounts for utilities, finances, Amazon, the family Netflix account, and more. Upgrade to LastPass Premium to get this convenient feature!
Get peace of mind with Emergency Access.
Have you thought about what would happen to your passwords in an emergency? Do you have a spouse, child, parent, or even business partner that would need those passwords to pay bills, manage family finances, and close your accounts? It’s an awkward topic, but planning ahead can save loved ones so much time and stress. Many families don’t worry about passwords until it’s too late, and then it becomes a nightmare to reset passwords and get access to crucial accounts.
In the Android app, you can tap the “Emergency Access” option and designate a contact. It only takes a few minutes to set up. Then, in the event of an emergency or death, the contact can request access to the vault.
Convenient access to your credit cards.
LastPass isn’t just for passwords! Adding a note or profile with your credit card information ensures you have an easy way to look up your credit card number as you’re making purchases. Rather than pull out your wallet and tap in your card, you can just copy-paste it from LastPass – or even have LastPass fill the form for you if you’re using the LastPass browser! It’s so much faster.
Are you using LastPass on Android? Let us know how it’s helping you be more productive and secure!