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How do I use the LastPass app for Android?

LastPass for Android is an application that will allow you to carry your LastPass data around with you. Once you install and log in to the app, you can set up Fingerprint Authentication, enable and use autofill, add and manage passwords, secure notes, and items in your Vault, use the Sharing Center, change your Settings, use the in-app Browser, or use the LastPass Keyboard.

For more information about supported devices and versions, please see System Requirements for Users.

Note: If you have permitted offline access when you enabled Multifactor Authentication, the LastPass mobile app can store a locally cached version of your Vault so that it can be accessed when you do not have internet connectivity.

Install and log in

  1. Install LastPass for Android via the Google Play Store. If you're interested, you can join our LastPass Android Beta team to get our newest releases and be the first to see our latest changes and fixes.
  2. Enter your email address and Master Password. If desired, select to enable the Remember Email, Remember Password, and/or Log In Offline options.
  3. Select Log In. If you have set up and enabled Multifactor Authentication, you will be prompted to enter your security verification code.
  4. Your Vault is displayed, where you can navigate using the All items view or searching for individual passwords, secure notes, or items.

Set up and use Fingerprint authentication for mobile account recovery

For supported Android devices, you can set up and use Fingerprint authentication as a means of mobile account recovery if you ever forget your Master Password. Don't worry, if you choose to skip this step, you can set it up later in the LastPass app's Security settings. Learn more about Android account recovery.

You must log in to the LastPass app for Android with your username and Master Password before you can set up account recovery using Fingerprint authentication.

Enable autofill

LastPass can automatically fill in your credentials for various Android apps and websites seamlessly.

  1. Log in to the LastPass app.
  2. Select the Vault Menu icon in the upper left navigation.
  3. Select SettingsAutoFill.
  4. Toggle on the "Autofill login credentials" setting to enable.
  5. Select Next, which will display your Android device's Accessibility menu.
  6. Select LastPass, then toggle on the "LastPass" setting to enabled.
  7. Select OK.

Use autofill

Once enabled, you can use autofill for populating your login credentials within supported apps and websites.

  1. Log in to the LastPass app.
  2. Open your desired app or navigate to your website, then tap within a login field.
  3. Your autofill experience will be either of the following:
    • Automatic pop-up – LastPass will automatically pop-up a window containing matching Site credentials where you can tap to select your desired credentials.
    • Autofill with LastPass notification – If no pop-up appears, you can use the Autofill notification to use autofill. From the top edge of your device, swipe down to access your Android notifications, then tap to select the Autofill with LastPass option and select your desired credentials. To use this feature, the "Show autofill notification" setting must be enabled.

    Note: For devices running Android OS 8 (Oreo) or later, you can manually trigger the Oreo Autofill feature by long tapping a username or password field, then selecting Autofill from the context menu.

Use the LastPass Vault Menu

Once you have logged in to the app, you are taken to your Vault. You can select the Vault Menu icon in the upper left navigation, or swipe right from the left edge of the screen to access your passwords, secure notes, and items. You can also launch the in-app Browser, manage your Security settings, access the Sharing Center, configure your general Settings, and log out.

Add and manage passwords

From your Vault, select the Vault Menu then select Passwords and choose from the following options:

Use the action menu

Select a password entry, then choose from the following options:

  • Launch your site in the in-app LastPass Browser or your default browser.
  • View the password entry and credentials.
  • Edit the password entry fields.
  • Show Password to view the text of the existing password.
  • Copy Username to your clipboard.
  • Copy Password to your clipboard.
  • Copy URL to your clipboard.
  • Add Copy Notifications to display a "Copy Username" and "Copy Password" notification to be used when you navigate to that specific app or website.
  • Share Item to share the password entry via email.
  • Add Shortcut to Home to add a shortcut app icon on your device Home screen that launches this site.
  • Delete to delete the password.

Add a new password

  1. Tap the Add icon in the lower right navigation.
  2. Select Password.
  3. You can select a pre-populated service, or select Add New Password to create your own.
  4. Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, you can set your new password as a Favorite, Require a Reprompt, Never Autofill, and/or enable AutoLogin.
  5. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Edit an existing password

  1. Select the password you want to update, then select Edit.
  2. Make your desired changes. You can also set your password as a Favorite, Require a Reprompt, Never Autofill, and/or enable AutoLogin.
    • Additionally, you can select the Options icon in the upper right navigation to Share, Delete, or Generate Password.
  3. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Add and manage secure notes

From your Vault, select the Vault Menu then select Secure notes and choose from the following options:

Add a new secure note

  1. Select the Add icon in the lower right navigation.
  2. Select Secure note.
  3. Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, you can set your new secure note as a Favorite or Require a Reprompt.
  4. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Edit an existing secure note

  1. Select the secure note you want to update, then select Edit in the upper right navigation.
  2. Make your desired changes, which can include setting it as a Favorite or Require Password Reprompt. You can also select Attachments in the bottom toolbar and add an image or voice recording as follows:
    • Select the Photo icon to add an image from your Gallery.
    • Select the Camera icon to add an image by taking a photo.
    • Select the Record icon to add a voice recording.
    • Additionally, you can select the Options icon in the upper right navigation to Share or Delete.
  3. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Add and manage items

From your Vault, select the Vault Menu then select All items and choose from the following options:

Add a new item

  1. Select the Add icon in the lower right navigation.
  2. Select your desired item type.
  3. Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, you can set your new item as a Favorite or Require a Reprompt.
  4. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Edit an existing item

  1. Select the item you want to update, then select Edit in the upper right navigation.
  2. Make your desired changes, which can include setting it as a Favorite or Require Password Reprompt. You can also select Attachments in the bottom toolbar and add an image or voice recording as follows:
    • Select the Photo icon to add an image from your Gallery.
    • Select the Camera icon to add an image by taking a photo.
    • Select the Record icon to add a voice recording.
    • Additionally, you can select the Options icon in the upper right navigation to Share or Delete.
  3. When finished, select Save in the upper-right navigation.

Use the Sharing Center

Select the Vault Menu icon in the upper left navigation, then select Sharing Center to add and manage shared folders as a LastPass Families, Teams, or Enterprise account user. Once you access the Sharing Center, you can choose from the following options:

  • Add a new folder – Select the Add icon to create a new Shared Folder.
  • Edit an existing Shared Folder – Select your desired Shared Folder, then select Edit and choose from the following:
    • You can Share with a pre-populated user or add an email address and select Share. If desired, you can adjust the Read-only and/or Show Passwords settings before you share.
    • You can Unshare with a selected user by selecting the user's name, then selecting Unshare.
    • You can change user permissions on a specific Shared Folder by selecting the folder then selecting Edit[user's name]Edit > select from Read-only and/or Show Passwords > Save.

    Additionally, you can add items to your shared folder from your Vault. Tap to select an item in your Vault, then select Edit, locate the "Folder" field and use the drop-down menu to select your desired shared folder. Shared folders and the logins added to them will sync automatically to the Vaults of any LastPass users given access to the shared folder(s).

Change Settings

Select the Vault Menu icon in the upper left navigation, then select Settings to change Your LastPass Account, Security, Autofill, Search, Browser, Actions, and Advanced settings. You can also access Help & Support, and About LastPass.

Your LastPass Account

You can view your account email address and account type. If desired, select Account Settings to change your Master Password.

Security

  • Lock LastPass Automatically: This option and its sub options will allow you to set when LastPass will lock itself if sent to the background or if the screen is turned off. Accessing LastPass again will require either your Master Password or a PIN code. The sub options allow you to set a PIN code and modify the Reprompt Timer.
  • Lock when app is idle: This option allows you to selected your desired timeout period.
  • Lock when screen is turned off: This option enables LastPass to lock itself if the screen turns off.
  • Use fingerprint to unlock: Allows the user to unlock LastPass using fingerprint identification on supported devices (initial setup instructions will vary by device). This is required in order to use mobile account recovery for Android.
  • Check session when app is activated: When the LastPass app is brought to the foreground (after you’ve been using other apps), this option forces the app check to see if the session has been terminated on the server; if so, LastPass will log off. This forces you to log in again, and forces an update from the server. This is a very useful feature for users who often terminate their sessions via the server, or are concerned about losing their mobile device.
  • Skip reprompt after log in: This feature allows a user to log in to the LastPass app and perform an action that requires Master Password Reprompt without re-entering the Master Password. Please note that this feature only works if the user does not have the Master Password set to be remembered.
  • Log out when app is idle: Setting a time limit for this feature will ensure that your LastPass app logs off after X minutes of LastPass being logged in, but in the background of your device. This is another good security feature to use when concerned about the loss or theft of a mobile device
  • Allow screenshots of this app: Allows you to choose whether screenshots can be taken while within the LastPass app.
  • Allow offline access: This allows you to log into your locally cached data if you do not have access to an Internet connection (requires to have logged into the server at least once, and you have not disabled offline in your Multifactor Authentication options).

Autofill

On devices running Android OS 8 (Oreo) or later that support Oreo Autofill, the following settings are available:

  • Autofill allows you to quickly fill usernames and passwords in apps.
  • Autofill addresses (currently a beta feature) allows you to autofill addresses.
  • Autofill credit cards (currently a beta feature) allows you to autofill credit card information.

In addition to the settings above, LastPass supports the Legacy Autofill feature to seamlessly fill into apps and websites not compatible with Oreo Autofill yet. The following settings are available:

  • Show autofill notification displays a permanent LastPass notification in the notification list of your device. Selecting this notification will trigger the autofill dialog again.
  • Show quick settings tile is an alternative option to the notification, offering a quick settings tile to trigger the autofill dialog. After enabling this option, you must go to the Quick Settings configuration in Android, and manually drag and drop the LastPass icon to the Quick Settings area.
  • Don’t show does not offer the option to manually re-show the Autofill dialog when enabled.
  • Show autofill dialog allows you to choose to either enable a notification to view autofill options again, or disable the autofill notifications and the quick settings tile.
  • Allow web search from Vault: When the Vault is visible, this option allows text entered into the Search/URL bar to be passed to Google as a search string, but only after the search has been submitted (the user has select Enter). Security-conscious users may want to disable this feature to prevent Vault search terms from ever being passed outside of the LastPass application.
  • Search Within Secure Notes: Selecting the Search/URL bar while inside of the Vault will allow you to search for a specific entry saved or for a Secure note. Searches now include the ability to search within the secure notes, instead of by title alone. Secure note content is not pre-decrypted in memory, so those users with numerous secure notes may see significant slow downs during their searches.

Browser

  • Launch to: Enables you to change whether LastPass launches a Site in the LastPass Browser or your default web browser.
  • Browser home page: Sets the LastPass Browser’s homepage.
  • Warn before filling insecure forms: Shows a warning notification before filling in login forms on insecure sites.
  • Show suggestions from Google: When entering text into the URL bar of the LastPass browser, you will be prompted with a list of suggested search terms – similar to the search prediction feature used by Google.
  • Warn before filling insecure forms: When submitting to a website through the LastPass Browser, this option will check that the connection is over HTTPS as well as looking for the domain of the site to match the domain that the information is being sent to.
  • Clear cookies on log out: Clears any stored Site cookies on logoff.
  • Close tabs on log out: Closes all open web browser tabs on logoff.
  • Clear history on log out: Clears web browser history on logoff.
  • Clear cookies on close: Clears cookies when you close the app.
  • Use mobile user agent: Sets the web browser to request mobile set rendering from the server.
  • Set default browser: Choose from the LastPass Browser or your device's default web browser.
  • Advanced: The below options appear in this menu.
    • Use mobile user agent: Allow sites to display their mobile versions by default (if available) when this option is enabled.
    • Tabbed appearance: Enabled by default, this setting allows launched entries to be opened in new web browser tabs.

Actions

  • Refresh Vault: Refreshes your Vault’s connection with the server to sync new or updated data.
  • Clear LastPass cache: Clears the LastPass locally cached data.

Advanced

  • Enable Logged in Notification: Enables a LastPass icon in your notification bar to signal an active login.
  • Remove Notifications on Activate: Removes logged in notifications after activating LastPass.
  • Enable LastPass Input Method: Enables the LastPass Input Method.
  • LastPass Data Center: Allows you to manually select which data center is used for log in.

    Note: This does not migrate a user’s data between data centers, but will redirect to the other data center if the user logs into the one where their data isn’t. This option is only enabled when the user is not logged into the Vault.

  • Local Data Location: Allows you to change the location of locally cached data from the default location.
  • Local Attachment Location: Allows you to change the location of downloaded attachments or files.
  • Default Site Action: Allows you to charge the default action taken when selecting a password entry in the Vault.

Use the LastPass Android Browser

The LastPass Android App has a fully functioning web browser within the app. This web browser can automatically launch your sites, autofill your login credentials, and can even save new login credentials when you log in for the first time. When you launch a Site from your Vault, you will automatically be taken to the that Site in the LastPass Browser. You can also go directly to the web browser by selecting the LastPass Android icon in the top left corner of your Vault.

Once in the Browser and on a website, you can select the Options icon and be offered the following list of options to help your browsing experience:

  • AutoFill to automatically fill login credentials for the current Site.
  • Show Matching Sites to display all matching Site credentials.
  • Fill Forms displays a selection of Fill Forms that you have saved in your account to be used on the current Site.
  • Save Site to save a site's username and password.
  • Share Page to share the Site link via another app on your Android device.
  • Find in Page to type in specific search terms to find on the Site.
  • Request Desktop/Mobile Site to load the desktop or mobile version of the site.
  • Print to save as a PDF on your device.
  • Close All Tabs to close all of the sites in the Browser.
  • Go to My Vault to easily access your Vault.

Use the LastPass Keyboard (input method)

LastPass for Android has a custom input method that you can enable then use to log in to apps.

If you choose to use the LastPass Keyboard, please be advised of the following:

  • Sites that require a Master Password re-prompt cannot be selected for autofill within the LastPass Keyboard input method.
  • The LastPass Keyboard input method cannot “see” into other web browsers. We suggest using the LastPass Browser within the Android app for the best experience for autofilling. However, if you are using this method to autofill for a website in another mobile web browser, please note that you will need to select Switch to Groups in most all cases (as LastPass cannot match the URL to your Vault since this information cannot be retrieved from the Site through a 3rd party web browser due to Android security settings).
  • If the LastPass Keyboard input method is unable to detect the login for your app and displays “No Matching Sites”, select the Switch to Groups option. This will display the list of the folders in your Vault, where you can then navigate to the specific entry and select “Fill” to autofill your username and repeat the steps to fill your password.

Enable the LastPass Keyboard

  1. Log in to the app.
  2. Select the Vault Options icon in the upper left navigation.
  3. Select SettingsAdvanced.
  4. Locate the "Enable LastPass input method" setting and toggle the switch to On (enabled).
  5. When prompted, select OKto display your Android "Language & input" settings.
  6. Locate the "LastPass" setting and toggle the switch to On (enabled), then select OK on the confirmation window.
  7. Once enabled, go to your Android device's Settings, then under the "Keyboard & input methods" setting, select your Current Keyboard setting, then tap to enable the LastPass radio button.

Use the LastPass Keyboard

  1. Open your desired app or navigate to a website, then tap within a login field.
  2. Select the LastPass Key within your keyboard to display a list of site entries with matching logins.
  3. Select the Fill button to fill your for your desired login credentials, then continue the log in process for your app or website.

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