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Can we take a moment to talk about password autofill on Android? : Android

Can we take a moment to talk about password autofill on Android? : Android

Autofill has been launched with Android Oreo (so virtually three years in the past) and for nearly the identical time I’ve been utilizing the password supervisor Enpass with my cellphone and Pc. I hated the constant “safe password”-popups so I disabled them plus I used totally different browsers for my cellphone and computer so sync wasn’t an choice anyway. When they launched the choice to use Android autofill API I used to be so completely satisfied, instantly enabled it as quickly as Enpass supported it simply to be disenchanted. When logging into apps it labored effective, however how usually do you’ve got to do that? While utilizing a browser the expertise was horrible, the popup not showing half of the time and when it did it all of the sudden disappeared earlier than you have been in a position to click on to login. When it labored the app didn’t counsel a saved password, you had to manually seek for and faucet it to give you the option to autofill. Then at some point it all of the sudden stopped working for Chrome and I made a decision to simply cease utilizing pages I’ve to login usually on my cellphone and use them on my laptop as a substitute. There the supervisor labored flawlessy. Global and in browser shortcuts, the passwords get urged appropriately everytime and you do not even have to press enter to login.

Fast ahead greater than a 12 months I bought myself an iPad. I used to be not eager on coming into each password manually so I put in my password supervisor, synced and tried it out. And boy, was it a pleasure! It labored precisely the best way I imagined it to work on Android, passwords getting urged and you may login with a faucet of a button (and your fingerprint to authenticate). And thus throughout all browsers (I do know, the run the Safari engine within the background however that is not the purpose) and all apps.

However, the state of affairs on Android remains to be the identical, despite the fact that we have progressed to Android Pie and Q. The login in Chrome nonetheless (!) would not work, in Firefox primarily based browsers it really works precisely as earlier than and in Chromium browsers like Brave it is supposed to work however nonetheless would not. I attempted totally different password managers and nonetheless the identical story. I simply reverted to the outdated technique with notification autofill, it is an unconvenient method nevertheless it works (kinda, nonetheless have to manually seek for the passwords) and take a look at to keep away from webpages the place you’ve got to login usually.

It’s been years and Google nonetheless cannot repair these points! I’ve learn about the Chrome password supervisor to work higher on Android however I’ve not tried it as I finished utilizing Chrome alltogether, plus I do not need to rely on Google for all the pieces.

What has been your expertise with this subject?

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