Once you start using LastPass, you don't want to stop using it. Yes, it's that helpful! The autofill feature makes it incredibly easy to log in to any account, while keeping your usernames and passwords secure. But did you know you can also use it on your phone? LastPass features allow you to not only log in to online accounts, but also log in to smartphone applications. Follow these steps to enable autofill on your Android and iOS devices.
Enabling autofill on your iOS device
Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 12 and that you have the latest version of the LastPass app. You can download LastPass in the app store or if you already have it, update the app by finding it under the "updates" tab in the app store. Now that you have the latest version of the app, enable autofill by following these steps:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Passwords & Accounts
- Tap Autofill Passwords
- Turn the toggle on to Autofill Passwords
- Select LastPass from list
- Unselect Keychain
Now when you visit apps and sites, your usernames and passwords stored in your LastPass vault will be suggested as an option to autofill.
How to use autofill in iOS apps and sites
When you open an app or go to a site that requires you to log in, you’ll see a bar above the keyboard that shows your login credentials. Tap your username and LastPass will autofill all the necessary information. The LastPass app will prompt you to authenticate with your Face ID, Touch ID or your pin. Then hit enter, and you’re logged in.
For more detailed instructions on enabling and using the LastPass iOS 12 check out their User Manual.
Enabling autofill on your Android device
Your device must be running at least Android 4.1 to autofill apps and Android 4.3 to autofill Chrome. Make sure you have the latest version of the LastPass app. You can see what apps need to be updated by going to the Play Store app, selecting the menu "" in the search bar, tapping "My apps & games," and the apps that need to be updated will have an "update button next to them. Once signed into LastPass for Android, you can access the “Enable Fill into Apps” setting by:
- Selecting the menu "" in the upper left-hand corner
- Tap Settings
- Select App Fill.
- This will give you instructions for enabling LastPass (it most likely will tell you to select LastPass under settings and turn the button to "on.")
- Tap OK to continue.
- This will open up the menu where you can turn on the the Accessibility Service for LastPass.
How to use autofill in Android apps & sites
For apps, the Fill Helper will not work by default. Here is how to select which apps allow LastPass to autofill your credentials:
- Go to the LastPass App Settings
- Under App Fill, tap Edit fill helper settings
- Select individual apps by checking the boxes.
- To select/deselect all, check/uncheck Show for all apps by default
When you launch an app, LastPass will offer to fill in your information for you. Tap the username associated with the account you want to log into and LastPass will fill in the necessary information.
In Chrome, navigate to the site you want to log into. Tapping on the Username or Password field will engage the autofill. Again, select the username associated with the account you want to log in to and LastPass will fill in the necessary information.
For more information on signing up for LastPass or for help getting it to work on your smartphone, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.