The password trick that makes life easier


We now live in a digital world made of bill Y profilesall strictly protected by key code, some also by biometric identification methods. There is not place, app either Social that we visit that, sooner or later, does not ask us to register us to complete an operation. Something that we, with the same punctuality, always do.

The result is that, in just a few years, we literally accumulated hundreds of password protected profiles. Profiles that, in theory, should all be with a different username and password, but we know that they almost never are: in most cases the username is our real name, or our email address, while that the password is usually always the same. Sometimes, however, we change it because we have had a problem, or because Google Chrome warns us that our password is within some stolen database for sale on the dark web. Thus, after a few years, the old passwords not changed we forget them and can no longer access sites and applications. The solution is a password manager, like the one built into Chrome and Android. There is also a trick to always have it available, on the home phoneso you don’t have to search for it every time you need it.

Password manager in Android home

the trick have their own password always at hand It is simple and consists of placing an icon on the phone’s home page for direct connection with the password manager. In this way, every time we have to look for a password, we can do it with a few taps.

In June 2022, Google updated Android’s Google Play services and introduced as of version 22.18 the ability to place the password manager at home. To do this, simply open the manager and then tap on the settings cog. Here we will find the option “Add shortcut to home screen“.

After tapping it, the password manager icon (two keys with Google colorsone large and one small) will be placed on the home phone, in the first free space available (then we can move it where we prefer).

To find the password manager, you have to dig a little deeper into the android settingstaking a slightly different path from phone to phone due to customizations made by each individual manufacturer.

In general, however, usually the road is Settings > Privacy > Google Autofill > Passwords.

Why put the password manager at home?

At this point, someone is already wondering: why put the password manager at your fingertips, if you never use it since passwords are automatically populated?

True, very true, but not always because there are cases (increasingly frequent) in which we have to put the password, by hand. An example is when we need to visit a site disguised: In this case, very often, the account data must be entered manually.

Another case is that of banks appthat for obvious security reasons they have a very strict policy of managing usernames and passwords and very often they ask us for them before logging in, although apparently they shouldn’t.

The last typical case in which it is very useful to have all the passwords at hand is when we have on the same phone multiple profiles (usually one private and one business). In such cases, it happens that you browse a site where we have registered with the other profile and that you are not automatically recognized.

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