You just created a Dashlane account. Let's break down the basics and get you set up.
Note that if you're setting up Dashlane using a Chromebook or Linux, please click here.
1. Save your 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 you're logged in to Dashlane. If you’re using Chrome, Firefox or Edge, the Dashlane D will be dark green. From the Safari browser the Dashlane D should be dark gray.
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
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 and 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.
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 tap + 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
Before we move on, you'll want to make sure your Dashlane browser extension is installed and on for this to work. If you aren't sure that's the case, get it here.
Log in to sites with one click
Now that you've added your credentials to Dashlane, you can log in to all your web accounts with one click.
When you visit a website, look for the dark green Dashlane D logo in the login fields (if the Dashlane logo 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 can do the legwork.
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 probably logged out, or need to add data to the 'Personal Info' tab or the other information in the Vault section of your Dashlane app.
To learn more about how to fill out a form using Dashlane, click here.
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.
I want Dashlane on my desktop
Syncing is only available for Premium and Premium Trial 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 may have 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. You can learn more about these types of alerts here.
Updating weak or reused passwords
The internet can be both easier and more secure. Update any weak or reused passwords, and let Dashlane do the hard work of remembering complex, unique passwords for all of your accounts. We have a few tools that will help you do this.
- Password Changer gives you the option to automatically change passwords for compatible accounts in seconds.
- Password Generator is a tool Dashlane automatically proposes when you create new accounts, and that generates new, unique passwords that you'll never even have to learn. You can also use it to generate 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.