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    How to Use Autofill in Android Oreo (Step By Step)

    Android Oreo brings lots of new features that make your Android device even more secure and easier to use. In all the features that come with new features, there is one who is my favorite. This feature is called AutoFill and I have been waiting for this for centuries. Whether you are using password saving feature inside Chrome or password manager like LastPass, it’s no secret that how easy it is to enter your accounts on different devices. Once you save all your passwords, you only remember one master password and you are done. However, this feature was not missing on the Android app, i.e. so far. With the new AutoFill feature in Oreo, you can now log in with your saved password in Google or any other password manager you are using in your app.This is the best feature of Android Oreo for me, and today I’m going to show you how to use it on your device.

    Using The Autofill Feature in Android Oreo

    Since the launch of Android Oreo, most major password managers like LastPass, 1 password, and Dashleyen have started updates to support this feature. Even if you do not use any password manager (which I highly recommend that you do), you can still use it with Google using Autofill. Autofill with Google uses a password saved through your Chrome browser through Google Smart Lock. So, let us take a look at both the methods one by one.

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    Using Autofill With Google

    As I mentioned earlier, Google uses your password when you use Chrome browser to use your AutoFill feature. Needless to say, you need to be logged in with the same Google account on your device which you are using the Chrome browser on your desktop. So now, let’s just get into the methodology.

    1. First of all, make sure that your device is running on Android Oreo. Now open Settings, and go to System->Language & input and tap on “Advanced”.

    2. Here scroll down to find “Autofill service” and tap on it. Now, enable “Autofill with Google”.

    3. Now, let us take an example to learn how to use this feature. Suppose you have just installed on Twitter and you already have your login information saved with Google, launch the app and tap on login.

    4. Here, you’ll see a pop-up card that Google can fill your login information, tap on it. The next screen will show you some information about this feature, ignore it and hit only to continue.

    5. Now, depending on the various Twitter accounts you are using, Google will provide you with options for all of them. Just tap on what you want to use and all your information will be filled out.

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    Using Autofill With Password Manager

    Using Android OSO’s AutoFill feature with third party password managers is similar to using it with Google. Before we make sure that you have a password manager installed on your device. If you have not use any such services till now, I highly recommend that you do. We have already made a list of the best password managers received in 2017.You can read everything about them here now, let’s start.

    1. Assuming you have your password manager installed on your device, go to the “Autofill services” settings as we did previously. However, instead of selecting “Autofill with Google”  select LastPass or the password manager you are using.

    2. Like before, we will use Twitter as an example, so just launch the Twitter app and tap on login. Here, you will see that you can use your password manager to log into your account. Tap on the pop-card.

    3. Depending on whether you have enabled your password manager to unlock your fingerprint, it will either ask you to enter your master password or fingerprint authentication. After authentication, it will show you your Twitter login saved in your password manager. Tap on it, to auto-fill the login information.

    As you can see, this process is nearly identical, which is used in AutoFill with Google section. We are just changing the service which we are using as our password manager and nothing else.

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    Autofill Information in Apps on Android Oreo Devices

    I like to use password managers. They allow me to keep strong and unique passwords for all my accounts without having to remember me. However, whenever I had to use login information on my Android application, they always remained the cause of the pain, but no more. Now, with the Autofill integration with Android Oreo, automatic login has become as easy on mobile devices as it was on the desktop. That’s why it is my top feature of Android Oreo. What are your favourite features of Android O? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, share with us whether you’re excited about the auto-fill feature or not.




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