You may know that in Android and Chrome, Google has a pretty nice service that stores and syncs your passwords with Google account. It helps to never forget your login details for your favorite websites, apps and services.
And on top of that, it has security features to create a unique password for every account you use on a website. Yes, that also helps to kick the habit of using the same password everywhere
Now Google is bringing a shortcut to Google Password Manager that you can place on the home screen of your Android tablet or tablet, for an even more use and user experience with the password service (via 9to5Google).
Google Password Manager gets a shortcut on the home screen for Android
Password Manager Chrome is an autofill service and is easily accessible over the web. However, this prior update, things were a little different if you wanted to access the service on Android.
Well, there is an applet for Password Manager for Android and it is provided by Google Play Services. The applet is more convenient than using the web version for Android, as you can use biometrics to protect your saved passwords. On the web, you have to enter your Google account, so it’s a bit more cumbersome.
You can access the Android version of Password Manager by going to Settings of your Android phone > Privacy > Google’s Autofill service > Passwords.
And now, with the latest Google Play update, you get an even more operating system to use Password Manager on your Android device: it allows you to create a shortcut on your home screen.
Here’s how to do that. First, make sure Google Play Services are up to date on your device: version 22.18 of newer is where you get this new feature. You can visit this direct link to the Play Store here where the version you currently have on your phone will be displayed.
After updating Google Play services on your phone, go to the password manager and tap the gear icon in the top right corner. There you will be greeted by a very useful “Add shortcut to your home screen” option. Tap it and you’ll get a menu with the shortcut that you can drag and position anywhere on your home screen.
And that’s it! You can then access Google’s Password Manager on Android at any time from your home screen.