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LastPass – App for Android
Perhaps the key feature of LastPass is its ability to store passwords (and other content like secure notes) and share them across any and all devices and platforms where you need them – keeping your important information securely at your fingertips.

 

 

Sync Across your Devices, Unlock with your Fingerprint.

If you have LastPass for your desktop PC or as a browser extension (for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and so on,) you’ll probably want to sync your items with your smartphone, tablet or other Android device. LastPass does this seamlessly and can autofill its contents into your apps if set up correctly (instructions can be found inside the app). It can be accessed from the notification shade. Use your device’s biometrics such as fingerprint or face unlock to secure your account and avoid typing your passwords at all.

 

No Internet Connection Required

Because of the way LastPass stores and encrypts/decrypts data (only when necessary), it stores a secure, offline copy of your vault, meaning that accessing your passwords or data somewhere that you don’t have internet connectivity is no problem. Be aware, though, that the data stored will be from the last time you accessed LastPass on your device with an active internet connection, so if it’s been a while, some of its data may be out of date.

 

AutoFill and Secure Browser

Sync your card details, addresses and other information, and use them just as you would in your desktop browser. No need to go searching for your card number or your work address’ postcode! The Android app also contains a secure browser which you can use, should you encounter any problems with autofill for logging into sites with your browser of choice. The LastPass browser also offers to clear its cached data upon exiting, so it will not store any browsing data.

 

Lastly… A Word on Older Devices

Most Android devices will be able to run LastPass (4.0 and above), but we recommend doing so on Android Oreo (8.0) or above; older versions are available, but some features may be limited and security flaws may be present on older devices. As with all kinds of computing hardware, phones and tablets will inevitably become outdated and will no longer be supported by manufacturers, and so stop receiving software updates. If this is the case with your device, we would recommend upgrading it as soon as you are able to.

 

If you’d like more information or advice on LastPass and its features and plans for teams or enterprise,  or for  general IT security advice, get in touch with us on 0121 227 0439 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk
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