How to Use Autofill in Android Oreo (Guide)

Android Oreo brings many new features that make your Android device even more secure and easy to use. Of all the features that come with the new update, there is one that is definitely my favourite. This feature is called AutoFill and I’ve been waiting for it for a long time. Whether you’re using the save password feature in Chrome or a password manager like LastPass, it’s no secret they make it easy to log into your accounts on different devices. Once you’ve saved all your passwords, all you have to do is remember a master password and you’re done. However, this feature has been missing in Android apps until now. With the new AutoFill feature in Oreo, you can now log into your apps with your passwords saved in Google or any other password manager you use. This is the best feature of Android Oreo for me and today I’m going to show you how to use it on your device.

note: I tried the Autofill feature on my Nexus 5X and Google Pixel running Android Oreo 8.0.0.

Using Autofill in Android Oreo

Since the release of Android Oreo, most of the major password managers like LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane have released updates to support this feature. Even if you don’t use any password manager (which I highly recommend doing), you can still use it directly using Google AutoFill. AutoFill with Google uses passwords saved by Google Smart Lock through the Chrome browser. So, let’s examine both methods one by one.

Using Autofill with Google

As I mentioned earlier, Google uses your saved passwords while using the Chrome browser to allow you to use the autofill feature. It goes without saying that you need to sign in with the same Google account on your device where you use the Chrome browser on your desktop. Now, let’s just get into the methodology.

1. First, make sure your device is running on Android Oreo. open now Settingsand go System->Language and input and tap on “Developed”.

2. Here Scroll down to find “Autofill service” and tap on it. Now, enable “AutoFill with Google”.

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3. Now let’s do an example to learn how to use this feature. Let’s say you just installed Twitter and the login information is already registered with Google. Launch the app and tap on login.

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4. Here, You will see a pop-up card saying that Google can fill in your login information.Tap on . The next screen will show you some information about this feature, ignore it and hit continue.

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5. Now, depending on how many different Twitter accounts you use, Google will give you options for all of them. Just tap the one you want to use and all your information will be filled.

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Using Autofill with Password Manager

Using Android Oreo’s Autofill feature with third-party password managers is very similar to using it with Google. Before you begin, make sure you have a password manager installed on your device. If you have not used such a service until now, I strongly recommend that you do. We’ve already created a list of the best password managers you can get in 2017. You can read all about them here. Let’s start now.

note: We’re using LastPass for this tutorial, but you can use any other updated password manager to support this feature. As previously mentioned, both 1Password and Dashlane now support this feature along with LastPass. Also, to use Autofill on Android Oreo, you will need to install LastPass or whatever password manager you use.

1. Assuming you have a password manager installed on your device, go to “Autofill services” settings like we did before. However, instead of selecting “AutoFill with Google” LastPass or whatever password manager you are using.

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2. As before, we will use Twitter as an example, so just launch the Twitter app and tap sign in. Here, you will see that you can use your password manager to login to your account. Tap the card that pops up.

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3. It will prompt you to enter your master password or fingerprint authentication, depending on whether you have enabled to unlock your password manager with your fingerprint. After authentication, it will show you your Twitter login information saved in your password manager.. Tap on it to automatically fill in the login information.

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As you can see, the process is almost the same as used in Autofill with Google. We’re just changing the service we use as our password manager, nothing more.

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Autofill Information in Apps on Android Oreo Devices

I like to use password managers. They allow me to keep strong and unique passwords for all my accounts without having to remember them. However, they have always remained a cause of pain when I need to use logins in my Android apps, but not anymore. Now, with Autofill integration with Android Oreo, auto-login has become as easy on mobile as it is on desktop. So it’s my highlight of Android Oreo. What are your favorite features of Android O? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, let us know if you’re excited about the AutoFill feature.