You’ve just created your Dashlane account! We are excited to help you manage your digital identity. On this page we’ll break down the basics on how to get set up with Dashlane.
If you are setting up Dashlane using a Chromebook or Linux, please click here for help getting started with Dashlane.
Let’s get started!
1. Add logins and passwords to Dashlane
When you are first getting your Dashlane account set up, you don't need to add all your passwords right away. We have a few quick ways you can get started by bringing over passwords from other places you have them saved. You can add your most-used passwords by using one – or all – of the methods described below.
Method 1: Save passwords as you browse the web
Make sure your Dashlane browser extension is installed and activated. If you’re using Chrome, Firefox or Edge, the shield icon will be colored teal. From the Safari browser the Dashlane icon should be dark gray and in Internet Explorer the extension will show a green dot.
If you are not sure you have the extension or if it is not working properly, please click here.
Browse the web and log in to sites as you normally would. Once you have the extension set up, any time that you log in to a site that isn’t yet saved in Dashlane, you will receive a prompt asking if you’d like Dashlane to save that password for future use.
Click Save when Dashlane asks if you want to store your password, and you'll be able to use Dashlane to automatically log in next time!
Note that if you log in to an account that’s already stored in Dashlane with a different password than what Dashlane has saved, the app will ask you if you’d like to replace it. This makes sure you always have the correct passwords in Dashlane (especially when you reset them).
Method 2: Run the Inbox Security Scan on your mobile device
The Inbox Security Scan scans an email address you provide and produces a custom analysis of the online accounts you created using that address. You may be surprised by just how many accounts you have!
Some new users are automatically prompted to try out the scan. But if you weren't prompted or skipped the process at the time, you can launch it by tapping on Inbox Scan from the Tools menu on iOS or in the main menu on Android.
See How to use Inbox Security Scan to load your accounts into Dashlane for more details.
Method 3: Import saved passwords from your browser or another password manager
On Windows: When you first log in to your Dashlane account you’ll see an option to automatically import passwords saved to your browser, but you can manually import them if you need to.
- Open the Dashlane application from the Windows menu (or from the Dashlane shortcut on your Desktop)
- Select File > Import from the menu bar
- Open the Dashlane application located in your Applications folder (can also be found in your Dock & Launchpad or by using Spotlight)
- From the menu bar, click File > Import
- Select any browsers you'd like to import credentials from. You may also import from other password managers from this menu.
iOS/Android: At this time, data cannot be imported from iOS or Android browsers. Please use Dashlane on Windows or macOS to import data from your browsers, from another application or from a CSV file.
Note that you can import passwords at any point during your Premium Trial, but otherwise Free Dashlane accounts will not see these options, as free accounts are limited to 50 stored passwords. If you are using Dashlane Premium or Premium Plus, there is no limit on the number of passwords you can save.
Method 4: Add passwords manually
Open your Dashlane application and select Passwords from the left-hand menu.
Click Add new or + if you're using the mobile app.
Fill in the blanks for your credential. You’ll want to include the Website, Login and Password fields as these are necessary to sign into an account.
Click OK to save.
To learn more about how to add and manage your passwords, please click here.
2. Automatically log in and fill forms on the web
Are you on a mobile device? If so, you’ll find that the process works a little differently. Please visit our pages for Android or iOS users to learn more.
Before we move on, your Dashlane browser extension needs to be installed and on for this to work. If you do not have it or aren't sure, get it here.
Log in to sites with one click
Now that you've added your credentials to Dashlane, you'll log in to all your web accounts with one click.
When you visit a website, look for the blue impala in empty fields (if the impala is gray you’re logged out or do not have that credential saved yet).
When you click into a field, Dashlane will display a drop-down list for you to choose the credential you want to use.
Once you've selected the login you want, we'll autofill the password linked to it. For example, if you click in the "Username" field, select your email address or username and let us do the rest.
Fill forms with one click
Tired of filling in registration forms for every website you sign up for? Dashlane will do all the legwork for you!
Simply click in a field and choose a stored profile you want to use to populate the form.
Dashlane will detect and autofill the fields in the form with your data. If nothing appears, you're logged out or need to add data to the 'Personal Info' tab or the other information in the Vault section of your Dashlane app.
3. Instantly sync passwords to all devices
When you connect Dashlane to all of your devices, you're able to add, access and manage credentials from anywhere and any device. Click below to get Dashlane on your desired devices.
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Syncing is only available for Premium users. For more information on syncing your Dashlane data, please click here.
4. Manage and monitor your password health
Security and breach alerts
Breaches are unfortunately common, and we want you to be the first to know if your account has potentially been compromised.
We'll send you an alert if a hack is linked to an account you have stored in Dashlane, and prompt you to change that password and any other accounts using a similar password.
Updating weak or reused passwords
Many people create weak or reused passwords because of how difficult it is to remember unique and complex ones. Now that you have Dashlane to remember them for you, you can start updating those weak or reused passwords! We have tools that will help you do this.
- Password Changer gives you the option to automatically change passwords for compatible accounts in seconds without ever leaving the app.
- Password Generator is a tool automatically available during new account creation that asks if you want to generate and save a complex password, no thinking required. You can also use it to generate random passwords for existing accounts.
- Password Health lets you see your overall password health score and a detailed breakdown of your compromised, reused, and weak passwords.
To learn more, read How to use Dashlane to find out how secure you are.