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Android Users can Add Google Password Manager to their Home Screen

While. Google has long offered a Password Manager as part of its account benefits, getting a native version of the application on your Android phone or tablet has been difficult. You had to go to the “Privacy” area of Android’s Settings menu to locate an option to run the programme before a recent Google Play Services upgrade. However, as 9to5Google points out, the utility can now be added as a shortcut to your Android phone or tablet’s home screen.

Once you’ve upgraded to Google Play Services version 22.18, you’ll have the choice. The simplest method is to tap on a direct link to the software’s Play Store listing and manually download the most recent version. Afterward, go to your phone’s Settings app and the Privacy section, tap “Autofill service from Google,” followed by “Passwords.” The Google Password Manager will be launched as a result of this action. After that, touch on the gear icon at the top of the screen to access the applet’s settings menu.

The option “Add shortcut to your home screen” should appear after that. You already know what you should do next. Even the simplified method isn’t as simple as it should be, but Google’s decision to make it easy to view and adjust your passwords will make it easier to change them when the need arises.

However, getting to the Android version of Password Manager isn’t straightforward. Your first reaction might be to search for “Password Manager” or ask Google Assistant for it, but both will take you to the online app. Instead, on Android, launch the Settings app and navigate to the Privacy option to get Password Manager. After that, select Google’s Autofill service and then Passwords.

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