In a few easy steps, Android users can import the passwords they have saved in Chrome into Dashlane.
Previously, to import passwords saved in your browsers, you had to do this from your desktop device. But if you're an Android user and have used the Chrome browser to remember your passwords, this method is a simple, easy way to get Dashlane securely autofilling your passwords, and saving you time and effort online.
How it works
When you request it to, Chrome temporarily gives Dashlane access to your passwords. Dashlane will show you the password credentials it finds, and allow you to confirm or cancel the import. Once you have confirmed, your passwords are securely imported into Dashlane. It's as simple as that!
At no point are your passwords exported from Chrome into an unencrypted file on your device. And if you cancel the import into Dashlane, your passwords are not exported from Chrome at all. For your security, note that as part of this process you will be asked to enter your device's pin code, as you would for any export from Chrome.
This feature is available for Chrome 66 and above.
What to do
Some new Android users will have automatically been invited to use this capability when they created their account. If it wasn't suggested to you, you skipped it at the time, or you simply want to use the feature, follow the steps here to export your passwords from Chrome.
Step 1: Open the "Home" menu in Dashlane and select + Add Item
When tapping on + Add Item, a menu will open at the bottom right, where you should select Passwords. Inside this menu, tap From Chrome.
Step 2: Open the "Settings" menu in Chrome
Once in Chrome, open the menu in the top-right corner, then scroll down and select Settings.
Step 3: Tap "Passwords"
Inside the Settings menu, tap to open Passwords.
Step 4: Tap "Export passwords..."
First, tap the 3-dot menu in the upper right. Then tap on "Export passwords..."
Chrome will remind you that, were you to go through with a normal export of your passwords, this would create an unencrypted copy of them. Remember that this is not the case here, as no separate file will in fact be generated. Finally, enter in your PIN to allow Chrome to perform the export.
Step 5: Select "Import to Dashlane"
You should see Dashlane as an option for your import. Select Import to Dashlane.
Note that if Dashlane finds duplicate passwords, or passwords you already have in Dashlane, they will not be included in the results.
Click on IMPORT ALL to finish the process.
And you're all set!
Once you've imported your passwords from Chrome, you may want to save your next passwords in Dashlane instead of Chrome. To do so, disable Save passwords and Auto Sign-in in Chrome.