There is a shortcut to Google Password Manager on the Android home screen

There is a shortcut to Google Password Manager on the Android home screen

Tech Highlights:

  • Google Password Manager is easily accessible from the web as well as from Chrome’s settings menu under “Autofill.” Over on Android, there’s a full applet available for Password Manager, provided by Google Play Services. This Android-native experience for Password Manager is better than the web app as it allows you to use your device’s biometrics or screen lock to unlock your saved passwords. By comparison, the web app typically requires you to enter your Google Account password.

  • A revelation from a Dutch Samsung blog just a few days ago said that Samsung may be aiming to sell a cheaper 4G version of the Galaxy S21 FE this year. Mysmartprice, on the other hand, has determined that this may have been nothing more than a hearsay. When we look at the list of Google Play Supported devices, we can see that the model number SM-G990B2, which was previously considered to be for the 4G S21 FE, is actually for the 5G S21 FE, which is already out and available.

However, it’s not exactly easy to get to the Android version of Password Manager. Your instinct may be to simply search or ask Google Assistant for “password manager,” but both of these will simply lead you to the web app. Instead, the normal way to get to Password Manager on Android is to open the Settings app, then head to the Privacy menu. From there, tap Autofill service from Google and finally, choose Passwords.

Next, open Password Manager again, as laid out above, then tap the gear icon in the top-right corner of the applet to view the settings. On this page, you should see a new option to “Add shortcut to your home screen.” Tapping this will pop open a handy menu with the shortcut, which you can then drag to your desired location on your home screen. Google Password Manager settings with “Add shortcut to your home screen” option “Passwords” shortcut on an Android home screen. Once you’ve done so, you can easily access Google Password Manager at any time by tapping the new “Passwords” shortcut on your Android home screen.

As of the latest “Google Play system update,” there’s now a much easier way to access the Password Manager on your Android device. The first thing you need to do is make sure that Google Play Services is up-to-date on your phone, and the easiest way to do that is to click a direct link to its Play Store listing from your device. According to the support page, you’ll need to be on version 22.18 or newer.

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