In a few easy steps, Android users can import their passwords from a CSV file into Dashlane.
See below for instructions. Note that you can also import your passwords using the desktop app.
- How it works
- How to format your CSV file
- What to do
How it works
If you have your passwords available in a CSV file, you can import them into Dashlane on your Android device. This feature is available beginning with Dashlane 6.1922.0.
How to format your CSV file
In order to be able to import your CSV file into Dashlane, you will have to make sure it is formatted a certain way, otherwise, Dashlane will not be able to correctly "read" it. In this article How to import a CSV file we give all the instructions on how to format your CSV, you can even find a template to which you can add your data, and then import it into Dashlane.
Note that if you want to import a CSV file that was exported from the Dashlane desktop app, you will still have to format the CSV file according to the instructions 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 numbered steps below to export your passwords from a CSV file.
Note that you can also open the CSV and export your passwords to Dashlane directly from the file. If you do so, simply jump to step 4 in these instructions.
Step 1: Open the "Settings" menu in Dashlane and select "Import passwords"
Open the main menu in the top-left, then scroll down and select Import passwords.
Step 2: Tap "From a CSV file"
Inside this menu, tap From a CSV file.
Step 3: Choose your CSV file
Choose the location of your CSV file and open the file.
Step 4: Match and validate the categories
At this point, Dashlane allows you to verify that the information you're importing will be correctly formatted. You will be presented with an example from each column of the data in your CSV, and will be asked to verify if it's a password, a login, or the website or app. Based on these answers, Dashlane will complete the import for each credential, saving the right information into the right categories.
Tap on START MATCHING.
In this case, you're being asked what "Facebook" is – to which you would reply "website or app."
Continue matching in this way until you've gone through all of the categories Dashlane detected in your CSV file. Note that since you've already identified the website or app category, that option will be grayed-out in the next match question.
If you make a mistake, you can navigate by swiping or using the native back button to go back to the previous question to change your answer.
Clicking on the View all data button at the top will expand and show a list of all categories found in the CSV file and allow you to navigate between the categories.
Once you are done matching all of the categories in your file, you can preview the list of credentials you are about to import. If you're happy with it, tap on Import all.
And you're all set!