LastPass for Android 4.0 and later is an application that will allow you to carry your LastPass data around with you. As always, this data can only be unlocked using your email address and password. There are several ways that you can use LastPass for Android:
- You can use LastPass to fill Android apps and sites in Chrome (requires Android 4.1+ for copy/paste buttons and Android 4.3+ for autofilling and Chrome)
- Open your LastPass Vault on Android.
- Share site entries and folders.
- Look into our Bookmarklets option, which offers limited access to fundamental LastPass features. In order to install Bookmarklets, go to the LastPass app, log in and open Vault Menu > Settings > Browser > Advanced to find the ‘Install Bookmarklets’ option.
- Use the LastPass extension for the Dolphin HD browser.
- We offer an extension for FireFox Mobile on Android, but functionality is limited in this, and we recommend Dolphin HD, our LastPass app, or Bookmarklets instead.
**Known limitation – The LP browser is unable to render .PDF files. These will need to be opened from another browser.
Installing LastPass for Android
To install, open Google Play Store on your phone and search for LastPass. Or you can click here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lastpass.lpandroid If you would like to attempt a manual installation, you can download: https://lastpass.com/lpandroid.apk
You can also join our open beta team to get releases early!
Fill Android Apps and Sites in Chrome
Download the latest version of LastPass from the Android store or tap to update it on your Android (you need Android 4.1+ to fill apps and Android 4.3+ to fill Chrome). On first opening the application, you will be prompted to Sign in or Create and Account:
Once signed into LastPass for Android, you can access the “Enable Fill into Apps” setting by selecting the menu, in the upper left-hand corner, which resembles three horizontal lines. Then selecting Settings, and then selecting App Fill. You will want to make a note of the instructions for enabling LastPass, it should resemble the image below, and then click OK to continue. This will open up the appropriate menu where you may enable the Accessibility Service on your device.
Enable LastPass from your Accessibility menu as demonstrated:
App Fill Window
To fill an app, just tap on it to launch from your home screen and LastPass will offer to fill for you:
In Chrome, you will want to launch your Chrome browser from your home screen and then navigate to a site. Tapping on the Username or Password field will engage the autofill:
After installing LastPass, you will have the option to enable the Fill Helper. The Fill Helper is great for pages and apps where the App Fill Window is not allowed to pop up automatically.
Select the options and apps you would like the Fill Helper to appear on. You can also change these settings later in Settings > App Fill.
Using Fill Helper in Chrome
In Chrome, the Fill Helper will appear on every page when the page is launched. By default, the Fill Helper defaults to automatically hide after 15 seconds. To make it reappear switch tabs or tap the address bar. To change the hide timer, go to Settings > App Fill > Hide fill helper.
Tap the Fill Helper icon to open your available logins. Select the desired login to fill your credentials.
Using Fill Helper in Apps
If you would like to add an app later, do the following:
- Go to the LastPass App Settings
- Under App Fill, tap Edit fill helper settings
- Select apps by checking the box.
- To select/deselect all, check/uncheck Show for all apps by default
When Fill Helper is enabled for an app, tap the Fill Helper icon to view your saved logins for the app.
If Fill Helper and App Fill Window are both enabled, App Fill Window will take precedence and the Fill Helper will not be shown.
Limitations of Filling into Apps
Some apps prevent filling into their apps by setting their fields to ‘noneditable’, using a custom UI, setting their field types to text instead of password and manually masking. As a user, you cannot see these without developer tools. Reach out to the app maker and ask about these limitations of their app. You will also see Webviews which show as web pages piped into a window instead of an actual app. These are not able to be scanned by our Accessibility Service at this time.
Your LastPass Vault on Android
LastPass for Android features a built-in browser that will automatically fill your login information for each of your saved LastPass sites. Once you have installed the LastPass Android app, tap the app icon to launch the login page. Tapping the ‘hamburger’ button in the upper left from this screen gives you access to the Vault options screen. You can also access this menu by swiping left from the edge of the screen when in your vault:
You may switch between the Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fill views through this menu, or by swiping from the right edge of the vault screen.
Tapping on a site will open the options menu to interact with that site entry, while tapping on a folder name opens the Folder List, which allows you to jump to a different folder. To launch the Edit Site dialog, tap on a site entry to show the options menu and then tap on Edit.
The Edit Site menu for an entry looks very similar to the Edit menu you see on the full browser extension. You can change the name of the entry, the folder it is stored in, URL, Username, Password, Edit Form Fields, designate it a as a Favorite, add a Master Password reprompt, or Never AutoFill. From the secondary menu in the upper right (three dots) of the Edit Site screen, you may also share the entry with other LastPass users, delete the entry, or generate a new password:
The Vault Menu also has options for:
- Security Challenge: Allows you to run the Security Check from your device
- Browser: Open the LastPass application’s browser, which will allow you to use form fill on sites that you may have trouble with in other browsers
- Generate Password: Generate and copy a secure password
- Manage Shared Folders: View and edit any shared folders you have with other users
- Change Identity: Change the current Identity you are using. This is done by tapping on the User Icon at the top of the menu
- Settings: Allows you to customize your LastPass Android App preferences
- Log Out: Log out of your LastPass account
Using the LastPass Android Browser
The LastPass Android App has a fully functioning browser within the app. This browser can automatically launch your sites, autofill your login credentials, and can even save new login credentials when you login for the first time. When you launch a site from your Vault you will automatically be taken to the that site in the LastPass browser. You can also go directly to the browser by tapping the LastPass icon in the top left corner of your Vault. Once in the browser and on a website, you can hit your Menu button and be offered a list of options to help your browsing experience:
- AutoFill: AutoFill will automatically fill login credentials for the browser’s current site
- Fill Forms: Will give you a selection of Fill Forms that you have saved in your account to be used on the current page
- Save Site: Save a website username and password
- Share Page: Share the website link via another app on your Android
- Find in Page: Allows you to type in specific search terms to find in the page
- Request Desktop / Mobile Site: Loads up the desktop or mobile version of the website
- View HTML: Allows you to view the HTML code for the web page
Your Vault Menu and options are available at all times by swiping from the left of the screen edge.
There are many customization options available to you in the Settings menu at the bottom of your Vault Menu:
Your LastPass Account
Here you will find the remaining duration of your premium license, the option to share LastPass with a friend (for free Premium of course) and a link to rate the app on the Play Store.
- Lock LastPass Automatically: This option and its sub options will allow you to set when LastPass will lock itself if sent to the background or if the screen is turned off. Accessing LastPass again will require either your master password or a PIN code. The sub options allow you to set a PIN code and modify the Reprompt Timer.
- Check session when app is activated: When the LastPass app is brought to the foreground (after you’ve been using other apps), this option forces the app check to see if the session has been killed on the server .. if so, LastPass will logoff. This forces you to login again, and forces an update from the server. This is a very useful feature for users who often kill their sessions via the server, or are concerned about losing their phone or mobile device.
- Skip reprompt after log in: This feature allows a user to log in to the LastPass Application, and perform an action that requires Master Password Reprompt without re-entering their Master Password. *NOTE* This feature only works if the user does not have his/her Master Password set to be remembered, and the maximum amount of time from log in to performing an action that would require the Master Password to be re-entered is currently 20 minutes.
- Log out when app is idle: Setting a time limit for this feature will ensure that your LastPass app logs off after X minutes of LastPass being logged in, but in the background of your device. This is another good security feature to use when concerned about the loss or theft of a mobile device
- Allow screenshots of this app: Allows you to disable screenshots to be taken while within the LastPass App.
- Allow offline access: This allows you to log into your locally cached data if you do not have access to an Internet connection (requires to have logged into the server at least once, and you have not disabled offline in your multifactor options).
- Fill logins into other apps: Controls whether or not LastPass’ Accessibility Service will be enabled. Enabling this will navigate you to the appropriate Android Settings page to enable the service.
- Edit app fill settings: Allows you to choose which apps you want to show fill window and /or fill helper for and add the Matching site URL.
- Search for password fields in apps: This option is enabled by default. If this option is disabled, you will need to manually tap into the password field on the app’s login screen for the Fill Window to appear as LastPass no longer automatically scans password fields.
- Show fill helper notification: Allows notification of the fill helper in the system notification bar at the top of your Android device’s screen.
- Hide fill helper: Allows you to choose a time limit for when to hide the fill helper (i.e., after 15 seconds).
- Edit fill helper settings: Allows you to white list which apps and browsers the fill helper can show on screen for.
- Advanced: Allows you to set whether the Fill Helper bubble will appear for all browsers or all apps.
- Allow web search from vault: When the Vault is visible, allows text entered into the Search/URL bar to be passed to Google as a search string, but only after the search has been submitted (the user has hit Enter). Security-conscious users may want to disable this feature to prevent Vault search terms from ever being passed outside of the LastPass Application.
- Search Within Secure Notes: Clicking on the Search/URL bar while inside of the Vault will allow you to search for a specific entry saved or for a secure note. Searches now include the ability to search within the secure notes, instead of by title alone. Secure not content is not pre-decrypted in memory, so those users with numerous secure notes may see significant slow downs during their searches.
- Launch to: Enables you to change whether LastPass launches a site in the LastPass browser or your default browser.
- Browser home page: Set’s the LastPass browser’s home page.
- Warn before filling insecure forms: Shows a warning notification before filling in log in forms on insecure sites.
- Show suggestions from Google: When entering text into the URL bar of the LastPass browser, you will be prompted with a list of suggested search terms – similar to the search prediction feature used by Google.
- Warn before filling insecure forms: When submitting to a website through the LastPass browser, this option will check that the connection is over https as well as looking for the domain of the site to match the domain that the information is being sent to.
- Clear cookies on log out: Clears any stored site cookies on log off.
- Close tabs on log out: Closes all open browser tabs on log off.
- Clear history on log out: Clears browser history on log off.
- Clear cookies on close: Clears cookies when you close the app.
- Use mobile user agent: Sets the browser to request mobile set rendering from the server.
- Set default browser: Set’s the LastPass browser as your default browser on Android.
- Advanced: The below options appear in this menu.
- Tabbed Appearance: Enabled by default, this setting allows launched entries to be opened in new tabs.
- Install bookmarklets: Bookmarklets will automatically be installed.
- Refresh Vault: Refreshes your vault’s connection with the server to sync new or updated data.
- Clear LastPass cache: Clears LastPass’ locally cached data
Help and Support
This section will give you quick access to this online manual, the ability to report a problem to us, and the tools to get log information if our support agents need to request more information from you.
- User Manual: A link to the article that you are currently reading!
- Report a Problem: A quick link that will open your email client and allow you to send a message directly to our support team.
- Enable Logging: Enables error logging by the LastPass app in the case of an internal error or app crash. It’s sub option allows you to view the log so that you can copy and paste it to us.
- Use debug server: Sends debug logs to LastPass server for troubleshooting. Please only enable when asked to by LastPass support.
- Version: Shows current app version number
- Enable Logged in Notification: Enables a LastPass icon in your notification bar to signal an active login.
- Remove Notifications on Activate: Removes logged in notifications after activating LastPass.
- Enable LastPass Input Method: Enables the LastPass Input Method.
- LastPass Data Center: Allows you to manually select which data center is used for log in. *NOTE* This does NOT migrate a user’s data between data centers, but will redirect to the other data center if the user logs into the one where her/his data isn’t. This option is ONLY enabled when the user is not logged into the Vault.
- Local Data Location: Allows you to change the location of locally cached data from the default location.
- Local Attachment Location: Allows you to change the location of downloaded attachments or files.
- Default Site Action: Allows you to charge the default action taken when tapping on a site entry in the vault.
Tapping this menu item will open the LastPass app’s version information window which contains build number/date, and links to the Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions.
If you are running an OS where the App Fill Feature is not yet supported, there are two ways ways to use LastPass for Android to login to other apps and other browsers. The first is the “Add Copy Notifications” method, and is detailed below. With the LastPass application running, tap a site entry in your vault to cause the Site Menu to appear. Tap on the More… option to expand the options list:
Choose “Add Copy Notifications” from this list. Now go to your app. You’ll see in the notifications bar we’ve added a Copy Username and Copy Password. These buttons will help you put the username and password into the app. You simply need to select them from the Notifications bar to copy them to your clipboard, and you can then paste your username and password into your app login! You will have to do each separately:
Input Method (LastPass Keyboard)
LastPass for Android has a custom input method that you can use to log in to apps. For Android OS 4.1+ we suggest using the Android App Fill Window feature instead.
Things to note for using this feature:
- Please note that sites that require a Master Password re-prompt cannot currently be selected for autofill within the input method. This will include all sites if you have “Prompt for LastPass master password when: Log into a Site” checked in Account Settings.
- This Input Method cannot “see” into other browsers. We suggest using the LastPass browser within the Android App for the best experience for autofilling. But if you are using this method to fill into a website in another mobile browser, please note that you will need to “Switch to Groups” in most all cases as LastPass cannot match the URL to your Vault since this information cannot be grabbed from the site through a 3rd party browser due to Android security settings.
- If the Input Method is unable to detect the login for your app and shows, “No Matching Sites”, select the [Switch to Groups] option. This will show you the list of the folders in your Vault where you can then navigate to the specific entry and select “Fill” to autofill your username and repeat the steps to fill your password.
To use this feature, you’ll first need to manually create a login to the app in LastPass if you don’t have an entry for it or a corresponding site. In most cases, you’ll just need the username and password to be able to log in. The next step is to enable the LastPass Input Method by opening your Vault Menu and tapping on Settings > Advanced AND following the screen prompts to enable the keyboard in your Android Language and Input settings:
Now, you’re ready to log in to apps using LastPass’ keyboard. Open the app that you would like to log in to. Once there, tap into the text field. You will see a small keyboard icon in the lower right hand corner along the bottom of your screen. Tap on this and your current active keyboard options will be displayed to you. Select the LastPass option from the list and your keyboard will switch over as seen below:
Hit the LastPass AutoFill button to see a list of your logins:
Then, select the appropriate login, and hit the Fill button. You will have to do this in both the username field and the password field to fill each:
Your app logins will be autofilled, and you’ll be able to quickly and easily log in to your Apps.
Fingerprint Scanner (on supported devices)
The first step is to register your fingerprint in the settings on your Android device.
Please note that the Fingerprint scanner feature will NOT replace your master password for logging into the app (since your master password is needed to decrypt your Vault). It can only be used when being reprompted for your master password to re-gain access to the already logged in app.
To enable the feature in LastPass, go to:
Vault Menu > Security > and enable Use fingerprint to unlock
When will I see the fingerprint swipe option?
- When you have enabled ‘Reprompt for Master Password‘ (globally or specific entries).
- When you have saved your master password in the App login page, and are returning back to the app. You must have the option in: Vault Menu > Settings > Security, ‘Lock LastPass automatically’, enabled.
- Company policy (if you are part of a LastPass Enterprise) requires reprompt.
- In the App Fill Window, if the re-prompt for master password setting is set.
Advanced Sharing Feature - Shared Folders
Shared Folders are available for both LastPass Premium and LastPass Enterprise users. Universal access and real-time updates are a priority for us, and these new features give you easier on-the-go access to data and the ability to change settings at a moment’s notice.
You can open the Manage Shared Folders feature from the Vault Menu:
From there you can tap on the Plus (floating action button) to instantly create a new Shared Folder:
You can also add or remove users from the Shared Folders. When you tap Edit for a Shared Folder, you can Add and Remove users to and from the Shared folder:
To change user permissions on a specific shared folder, tap the shared folder > Edit > user’s name > Edit button on the pop up menu and select the new permissions.
To remove a user from a shared folder, tap a user’s email address and tap Unshare.
To add sites to the folder, simply tap a site in the vault and “Edit” the login, updating the “Folder” field to the newly-created Shared Folder.
Shared Folders and the logins added to them will sync automatically to the vaults of any LastPass users given access to the Folders.
And in addition to our existing support for the fingerprint readers on Samsung phones and tablets, we’ve also added support for the Synaptics fingerprint readers that other manufacturers are now adding to their phones, like the new XOLO Q2100.
Third Party Mobile Applications
Lastpass has provided our software to some third-party companies in order to be able to offer our program in the widest range possible. Below, we have listed three of the most popular extensions currently available.
Dolphin 11 Add-on
If you want the option of using other mobile browsers with LastPass, you can install the LastPass plugin for Dolphin 11, a feature-rich browser for your Android device.
LastPass for Dolphin is a Premium app, but can be trialed for 14 days for free.
Installing LastPass for Dolphin
First, install Dolphin on your Android device. Open the “Play Store” app, search for “Dolphin”, and select “Install”. Once the download is complete, you can open up the “Play Store” app again and search for “LastPass Dolphin.” The LastPass add-on will appear first in the search results, and you can tap “Install” to download the app.
After it finishes downloading, you can launch the Dolphin Browser app and tap on the puzzle piece icon in the upper right to open the Control Panel:
Then, tap the LastPass addon to enable LastPass and bring up the sign in menu.
Using LastPass for Dolphin
Once installed, you can tap on the LastPass icon to launch the login dialog. You can have the app remember your email and/or password, just like the desktop plugin. After entering your Master Password and tapping “login”, you can start browsing:
LastPass for Dolphin 11 offers much of the functionality that you find on your computer and other LastPass apps. After logging in, if you swipe left to open Dolphin extensions, and tap the LP Icon- which will be red to indicate an active login- you will be offered a number of actions to take with LastPass:
If you have more than one login for a site, you can tap the LastPass icon and tap “autofill” to see a full list of logins for that domain. Tapping on one of the listed entries will autofill the associated username and password:
If you need to fill out a web form, such as a registration or checkout form, you can tap the LastPass icon and tap “Fill Forms” to see a full list of your Form Fill profiles. Tapping on one of the profiles will autofill the form:
Selecting Tools from the main action menu will offer you the options to Generate Password, change Identities, Recheck Page, or Refresh Sites available in your Vault:
The password generator offers all of the same features and options available as the full password generator in the LastPass browser plugin for desktops:
Your LastPass Vault on Dolphin
To view your LastPass Vault, select My LastPass Vault. You’ll be be able to view all your saved entries that you normally see in your Vault on a computer or elsewhere. From here, you can launch your sites, edit them, and even Add Copy Notifications to login to other apps. You can also Add Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills from your Vault, as well as switch Identities. All this is done by selecting the Menu button in the lower right hand corner once inside the Vault:
Selecting the Preferences option allows you to change important LastPass settings:
- Automatically Logoff when all browsers are closed: This option enables you to have LastPass Automatically log you out of your account when the Dolphin Browser is fully closed.
- Enable Fast Decryption: Enables the app to use the fastest decryption possible. This should only be disabled if the app is crashing.
- Enable Icon: Enables your site favicons to be viewed in your Vault.
- Enable Logging: Enables error logging by the LastPass app in the case of an internal error or app crash.
- Default Site Action: Enables you to change the default actions taken when you tap a site in your Vault. The options are Edit Site, Launch Site, Add Copy Notifications.
- Local Data Location: Allows you to change the location of locally cached data from the default location to your memory card.
Selecting the More Option (from the main vault screen), will show you additional options that are available:
- Refresh Sites: This forces LastPass ‘poll’ the server for updates that may have been made to your account. This will always update the server of any changes you have made on your Android. By default, these updates only happen on the Android when you use ‘Refresh Sites’ or when you login to your account.
- Never URLs: Allows you to view and edit your Never URLs.
- Clear Local Cache: Clears LastPass’ locally cached data.
- About: Shows you the version number of the LastPass extension.
Firefox Mobile Add-on
LastPass has an extension available for Firefox Mobile on Android OS devices. While it is functional, we recommend using our Dolphin HD extension or LastPass app for use on the Android rather than Firefox Mobile due to Firefox’s limited integration. Bookmarklets are also another mobile option on Android devices. If you choose to use LastPass for Firefox Mobile, you will see behavior very similar to what you see on computer-based versions of Firefox.
Once installed from our downloads page, https://lastpass.com/download.php, the Firefox Mobile extension manager will be listed under the extensions/menu tab:
Your LastPass Vault
To view your Vault, visit https://m.lastpass.com/
After entering your login credentials and logging in, you’ll have access to your LastPass Vault, where you can use the search bar to search for an entry, or scroll down the page to find it. You can then launch the site directly from here and LastPass will autofill the login for you:
Browsing using LastPass in Firefox Mobile
Browsing with LastPass in Firefox mobile is very similar to using the full LastPass extension for Firefox on a computer. You have two main ways to browse sites. The first is launching sites from your Vault, as directed above. The second option is to manually navigate to the website using Firefox Mobile URL bar and typing in the URL. While a site will autofill if you launch from your Vault, it will also autofill when manually navigated as long as the site matches a saved entry (the same as the desktop version).
Autofill and Fill Forms option
If LastPass does not autofill for you, you can always manually fill as saved entry by going to your extensions option > LastPass > Autofill:
You can also use this same menu to access your Fill Forms profile to autofill forms on a page.
Kindle Fire and Nook Color
Because these platforms use an Android-based operating system, the apps for both are the same as our Android app. Please note that the LastPass input method for logging into apps is unavailable on the Kindle Fire and Nook Color. Just like our Android app, these apps both require premium access.
You can download our Kindle Fire App from our page in the Kindle app store
You can download our Nook Color App from our page in the Nook app store
Application Permissions on Android
Why do you need those Permissions?
With the introduction of granular permissions in Android M, we felt our customers would like to know which permissions we ask for and why. Below is a full list of the permissions we use and their function.
- Why does LastPass request permission to use the microphone?
- This is so that we can record audio attachments to add to secure notes.
- Why does LastPass request permission to create browser bookmarks?
- This is so that we can have the ability to install LastPass bookmarklets into your default browser.
- Why does LastPass request permission to write to external storage?
- This is so that we can save encrypted attachments data to external storage, and so that we can support file downloads in the LastPass browser.
- Why does LastPass request permission to receive data from the internet?
- This is so that we can receive push notifications for vault changes and sync your vault.
- Why does LastPass request permission to use NFC?
- This is so that we can support YubiKey NEO for multifactor authentication.
- Why does LastPass request permission to get the list of user accounts?
- This is required so that LastPass can receive push notifications of vault changes on devices running Android versions earlier than 4.0.4. Unfortunately there is no way to specify this permission dynamically, so it is required for all later versions of Android as well.
- Why does LastPass require the billing permission?
- This is to support the ability to purchase LastPass Premium from inside the app.
- Why does LastPass require permission to keep the phone awake?
- This is required for push notifications, to let the app know when the vault has changed on the server and should be refreshed.
- Why does LastPass require permission to use the device location or the GPS?
- This is so we can support web sites in the internal web browser that ask for permission to use your current location.
- Why does LastPass require permission to read the WiFi state or access the phone state?
- This is so that we know when you are are online, so we can improve vault downloading performance.
- Why does LastPass require unlimited access to these permissions, such as the microphone?
- Prior to Android M, apps could not request permissions on-demand when they needed to use the feature. All permissions must be specified as part of the application package, which allows the Google Play store to show all permissions that the app is using in advance.
- Starting with Android M, some permissions, such as Internet, are granted automatically, while others, such as microphone, are requested when you use the corresponding feature in the app. However, apps that have not been updated to take advantage of the new Android M features will still require you to allow all permissions during installation.
- Why does the LastPass input method (LastPass keyboard) require the ‘Apps with usage access’ toggle?
- The LastPass input method requires information about the current foreground app in order to match against your vault. Android versions before 5.1 allowed apps to retrieve the current foreground app without needing special permissons, but Android 5.1 and later blocked this method due to security concerns. The new method to retrieve the foreground app, available on Android 5.1 and newer, requires the new permission toggle to allow LastPass to use it.
Table of Contents
- Help Center and FAQs
- Getting Started with LastPass
- Downloading and Installing LastPass
- Using LastPass on Your Mobile Device
- LastPass App for Mac OSX
- Navigating the LastPass Browser Extension
- Your LastPass Vault
- Adding & Filling Sites
- Editing an Existing Site Entry and Editing Form Fields
- Importing Passwords
- Account Settings
- Emergency Access
- Browser Extension Preferences
- Sharing & Share Center
- Secure Notes & Attachments
- Generating Secure Passwords
- Using LastPass to Fill Forms
- Protecting Your Account with Multifactor Authentication
- Filling into Windows Applications
- LastPass Security Challenge
- LastPass Credit Monitoring
- LastPass Command Line Application
- LastPass via USB
- Windows 8 Metro
- Uninstalling & Deleting
- Site Map