Password managers are becoming more and more popular. The ability to keep all of your passwords in one spot is highly appealing. With mobile, you can have them on you at all times and the security isn’t half bad. You can also use these to set more complex, less vulnerable passwords without the need to remember all of them. There are tons of password managers on PC, Mac, and mobile.
Here are the best password manager apps for Android. We’d also like to give an honorable mention to a newcomer, NordPass (Google Play link), which we’re still testing but seems to work very well.
The best password manager apps for Android
- Password Safe
- Google Smart Lock
- Bonus: OEM solutions like Samsung Pass
Price: Free / $2.99-$4.99 per month
1Password is one of the more competitive password managers. It has a lot of basic features, including password management (obviously), password generation, cross-platform support with other operating systems, and more.
The app also comes with password unlock and other organization and safety features. 1Password provides a 30-day free trial for setup and demoing. You have to subscribe with one of their plans after that.
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aWallet Password Manager
Price: Free / $3.49
aWallet is one of those password manager apps that have been around for a very long time. It stores passwords, banking info, credit card info, and custom data if you need it to. There is also a built-in search, custom icons, and an auto-lock feature. There is even a built-in password generator so you don’t have to think of one, but that is a premium feature.
It covers all the basics, includes AES and Blowfish encryption, and seems to do everything right. You can download the app for free and pay for the pro version as a single in-app purchase. We like it when stuff doesn’t need a subscription.
Bitwarden is a newer password manager app and a surprisingly good one. The developers seem to take this whole password manager thing very seriously. The app includes AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2-SHA-256 (a technology that helps prevent brute force attacks). The app is also totally free, completely open-source, and you can host your own password server if you want to. It even supports Android’s Autofill API.
This is probably the best password manager app that you’ve probably never heard of before. The app is also, by far, the best free password manager option. It’s easily among the best free password manager apps.
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Price: Free / $4.99-$9.99 per month
Dashlane is a fairly popular password manager app. It has a decent number of features, good encryption, and a decent set of free features. The free version includes auto-fill, security alerts, storage for up to 50 passwords, and usability on a single device. There are two premium subscriptions from there. The $4.99 per month option upgrades the password storage and device syncing to unlimited while adding dark web monitoring and a perfunctory VPN.
The $9.99 per month tier adds a credit monitoring service, identity restoration support, and $1 million in identity theft insurance. That’s pretty hardcore. However, most people are serviced just fine with the free password manager version too as long as they don’t want it on their computer as well as their mobile device.
Enpass Password Manager
Price: Free / $9.99
Enpass is a fairly powerful password manager. It covers the basics and there are even desktop versions available for Mac, PC, and Linux. It also boasts no subscription fees which is a nice touch. Alongside that, the app can backup and restore your info, includes 256-bit AES encryption, cross-platform syncing, and you can even import from other password managers to make migration easier.
You can also have it auto-fill your passwords into Google Chrome if you use that browser. It’s free to download and use with a single $9.99 payment to unlock everything. You can use this app for free with Google Play Pass as well.
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Keepass2Android is one of the more basic password manager apps. It has the basics and you’ll be able to backup passwords and such. However, it doesn’t have a lot of the more complex features of many of its competitors. The app’s main claim to fame is that it’s completely free and open source. It’s based on the code for Keepassdroid (which is another excellent free, open-source password manager) and the two are compatible with one another. This is another excellent free password manager for those on a budget.
Price: Free / Up to $9.99 per month / Up to $99.99 per year
Keeper is one of the older password manager apps on the list. However, its frequent updates help keep it relevant. It has all of the basics, including Android’s native auto-fill capabilities, a password generator, and a vault for stuff like files, photos, and videos. The desktop version is also above average.
It’s a competent password manager with some more niche features for power users. However, it’s also one of the most expensive password manager apps on the list. There is a free version as well as a trial for the pro version if you want to try that.
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LastPass Password Manager
Price: Free / $2-$4 per month
LastPass is about as mainstream as it gets when it comes to password manager apps. It has a metric ton of features, including auto-filling passwords into apps, sites, and even forms. It’s also flashy and a lot of people like flashy these days. It also allows you to store photos and audio notes securely. There are several other more unique or uncommon features such as fingerprint scanner support, a password generator, a password auditor to let you know if your password is weak, and even the ability to grant emergency access to a friend or family member.
The only downside is the free version locks you to a single platform as of 2021. You can see our comparison of LastPass free versus premium here or find alternatives here if you want to leave.
Price: Free / $4.99
Password Safe and Manager is a good middle-of-the-road option when it comes to password managers. This one boasts absolutely zero connections to the Internet as well as 256-bit encryption which should help you feel relatively safe. It also has Material Design that looks and acts wonderfully. You can put your passwords in, categorize them for easy browsing, and even generate new passwords on the fly.
Additionally, it comes with auto-backup. There are many more features if you decide to buy the pro version for $3.99. It’s not the most powerful, but it’s decent and it’s free with Google Play Pass if you have that. Another decent option similar to Password Safe is My Passwords by Erkan Molla.
Google Smart Lock
Google’s Smart Lock is a surprisingly good password manager. It works natively on Android, Google Chrome, and Chrome OS. Basically, you log into something and Google asks if you want it to remember the password. The next time you open that app or that site, Google puts the details in for you. It supports usernames, passwords, credit card info, and some other stuff. It’s all entirely free as well. Hit the button above to access the passwords stored on your Google account. Some other browsers, like Firefox, have similar features, but Google Smart Lock is the only solution that works in the Android OS as a whole.
See also:What is Google Smart Lock and how does it work?
OEM solutions like Samsung Pass
Price: Free (usually)
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It’s not very common, but some phones (mainly Samsung) have password managers as part of the OS. These password managers are usually tied to an account, sync between devices, and work with the device’s existing security. For instance, with Samsung Pass, you can auto-fill apps and websites by using the iris scanner on the Samsung phone instead of the usual fingerprint or PIN/pattern unlock methods.
It’s only a good solution if you intend on sticking with a brand for a while. Otherwise, we recommend one of the nine solutions above. Still, if you have a phone with something like this built-in already, it might be worthy of a chance. They are usually free.
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