LastPass for Android (2.2+) 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.
As with all smartphone apps, LastPass for Android is part of our Premium offering and can be tested with a 14-day free trial.
There are several ways that you can use LastPass for Android:
- You can use LastPass to fill Android apps and sites in Chrome (requires 4.1+ for copy/paste buttons and 4.3+ for autofilling and Chrome)
- Open your LastPass Vault on Android.
- 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, tap the menu button, tap ‘more,’ and then ‘install bookmarklets.’
- 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
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 4.1+ to fill apps and 4.3+ to fill Chrome). When you launch LastPass for Android, you will be presented with the option to enable this feature:
After tapping “Enable Fill into Apps”, you will want to note the instructions for enabling LastPass and click OK to continue:
Enable LastPass from your Accessibility menu as demonstrated:
To fill an app, just tap on it to launch from your home screen and LastPass will offer to fill for you:
For Chrome, you will want to launch your Chrome browser from your home screen and then navigate to a site (make sure to tap either the username or password field):
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 ‘Menu’ button from this screen gives you access to the ‘About’ page, the ‘Exit’ option, and login ‘Preferences’:
Upon logging in, you will be able to view your saved LastPass sites and Secure Notes, organized according to their Groups, in a searchable interface:
Tapping on a site will launch it in the LastPass browser and autofill your login data, while tapping on a Group name expands or compresses the Group.
To launch the Edit Site dialog, press down on a site entry and hold for two seconds. From the pop-up menu, you will be able to Edit the site fields, Copy Username, Copy Password, Copy URL, Add Copy Notifications, Add a Shortcut to your Home page for this site entry, or Delete the Entry:
The Edit Menu for a site looks very similar to the Edit menu you see on the full browser extension. You can change the name of the entry, Group, URL, username, password, designate it a as a Favorite, add a Master Password reprompt, or Never AutoFill:
Tapping the ‘Menu’ button on your Android device while viewing the Vault gives you access to the following menu options:
- Add Site: Allows you to manually save login data for a site
- Add Note: Enter and store sensitive data in a Secure Note
- Add Form Fill: Add a Form Fill Profile
- Change Identity: Change the current Identity you are using
- Preferences: Allows you to change your LastPass Android Preferences
- Refresh Vault: Refreshes your vault’s connection with the server to sync new or udpated data
- Security Check: Allows you to run the Security Check from your device
- About LastPass: Shows information about the LastPass Application
- Logoff: Log off 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
- Forward: Goes forward to the page you had just visited. Only available after navigating back by using the Android back arrow
- Save Site: Save a website username and password
- Password Generator: Open the LastPass password generator to generate a strong password
- Share Page: Share the website link via another app on your Android
- Preferences: Navigate to LastPass Preferences
- About LastPass: Shows information about the LastPass Application
- Logoff: Log off your LastPass account
There are many useful and important preferences available for the Android application. Preferences are found under the Menu button > More > when in your Vault:
- Password reprompt on Activate: Enables LastPass to prompt for your Master Password every time that you enter the app
- Pin Code on reprompt: Replaces the Master Password reprompt with a 4 digit Pin Code reprompt
- Reprompt Background minutes: Allows you to set a time limit so you are not prompted for your Pin Code for “X” minutes
- Logoff Background Minutes: 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
- Do Not Reprompt After Login Minutes: 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.
- Check Login on Activate: 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
- Fully Clear Clipboard History: Clears the history of what has been attached to the clipboard after pasting (only available on some devices).
- Secure App Windows: Does not allow screenshots within the app
- 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.
- 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.
- Tabbed Appearance: Enabled by default, this setting allows launched entries to be opened in new tabs.
- Browser Home Page: Sets the LastPass browser’s home page
- 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.
- Launch To: Enables you to change whether LastPass launces a site in the LastPass browser or your default browser
- Set Default Browser: Set’s the LastPass browser as your default browser on Android
- Use Mobile Agent: Sets the browser to request mobile set rendering from the server
- Clear Cookies on Logoff: Clears any stored site cookies on logoff
- Close Tabs on Logoff: Closes all open browser tabs on logoff
- Clear History on Logoff: Clears browser history on Logoff
- Clear Cookies on Close: Clears cookies on you close the app
Notifications, LastPass Input Method, Storage, & Miscellaneous
- 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
- Enables LastPass Input Method: Enables the LastPass Input Method
- Removes LastPass Input Method: Removes the LastPass Input Method from the list of available input methods
- Local Data Location: Allows you to change the location of locally cached data from the default location
- Local Attachment Locations: 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
- Enable Logging: Enables error logging by the LastPass app in the case of an internal error or app crash
- View Log: Shows the current error log
- Use Debug Server: Sends debug logs to LastPass server for troubleshooting
- Version: Shows current app version number
Using “Add Copy Notifications” to Login to Apps on Android (and for filling into other browsers)
There are two ways main ways to use LastPass for Android to login to other apps. The most simple way is the Add Copy Notifications method, and is detailed below. The second way is the LastPass Input Method, and has it has its own set of directions.
With the LastPass application running, tap an entry in LastPass so the menu appears:
Choose: “Add Copy Notifications”
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, and they will copy to your clipboard, and you can then paste your username and password into your app login! You’ll have to do each separately: