Here’s how to add a shortcut to Google Password Manager to the home screen of your Android smartphone or tablet as of this month.

Google offers a useful feature that can store all the many passwords you require for apps, services, and websites and secures them with your Google Account across Chrome and Android. Google Password Manager can create distinct passwords for each account and even check to see if any of your current passwords have been stolen in order to preserve security amongst these accounts.

Both accessible from the web and from Chrome’s settings menu under Autofill, Google Password Manager is readily available. A complete applet for Password Manager is available for Android thanks to Google Play Services. The Android-native Password Manager experience is superior than the online app since it enables you to unlock your saved passwords using your device’s biometrics or screen lock. In contrast, you normally have to provide your Google Account password while using the online app.

However, accessing Password Manager on Android is not precisely simple. Your first reaction might be to just search for a password manager or ask Google Assistant for one, but doing any of these will only take you to the web app. Instead, you should open the Settings app and navigate to the Privacy option in order to access Password Manager on Android. After that, select Passwords by tapping Google’s Autofill feature.

There is now a significantly simpler way to access the Password Manager on your Android smartphone thanks to the most recent Google Play system upgrade. Making sure Google Play Services is up to date on your phone is the first thing you should do, and the simplest method to do so is to click a direct link to it from your device. You must be using version 22.18 or a more recent version, per the support page.

To examine the settings, launch Password Manager once more as described above and press the gear icon in the top-right corner of the applet. A new option to Add shortcut to your home screen should be shown on this page. When you tap it, a helpful menu containing the shortcut will appear, which you can then drag to the desired spot on your home screen.

Once you’ve done so, tapping the new Passwords shortcut on your Android home screen will allow you to quickly access Google Password Manager whenever you need to.

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