Auto-fill Logins on Android

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    Bitwarden makes your passwords available for auto-fill so that you can seamlessly log in to websites and apps while also maintaining strong and secure passwords. Auto-fill cuts the copying and pasting out of your login routine by detecting Vault items that match the service you’re logging in to.

    Tip

    Most auto-fill scenarios rely on the attribution of URIs to Login items. If you’re unfamiliar with using URIs, brush up using our Using URIs article.

    Please note that custom fields are not currently supported in Mobile auto-fill.

    Auto-fill on Android

    Depending on the version of Android your device is running, there are a few different ways to enable auto-fill from Bitwarden:

    Option Requires version… Requires you to also enable…
    Autofill Service Android 8+ -
    Inline Autofill Android 11+ Autofill Service, IME (Input Method Editor) that supports Inline
    Draw-Over Android 6+ Accessibility
    Accessibility All Android Versions -

    Autofill Service

    The Autofill Service (requires Android 8+) will overlay a popup when the device is focused on an input that has a matching Login item. When your Vault is unlocked, you’ll be provided the options to immediately auto-fill or to open your Vault:

    Android Autofill Service
    Android Autofill Service

    To enable the autofill service:

    1. Open your Bitwarden Android app and tap the Settings tab.
    2. Tap the Auto-fill Services option.
    3. Toggle the Auto-fill Service option. You’ll be automatically redirected to an Android Settings screen.
    4. From the Autofill service list, tap Bitwarden.

    You’ll be prompted to confirm you trust Bitwarden. Tapping OK will let Bitwarden read content on the screen to know when to offer auto-fill. Learn more from our blog post.

    Autofill Service not working? See Troubleshooting the Autofill Service.

    Inline Autofill

    Note

    Before you can enable Inline Autofill, enable Autofill Service.

    Inline Autofill (requires Android 11+, a compatible IME (Input Method Editor), and Autofill Service to be enabled) moves the Auto-fill Service overlay into the keyboard:

    Inline Autofill in GBoard
    Inline Autofill in GBoard

    To enable inline autofill:

    1. Open your Bitwarden Android app and tap the Settings tab.
    2. Tap the Auto-fill Services option.
    3. Toggle the Use Inline Autofill option.

    If your auto-fill overlay doesn’t move into your keyboard, check whether the IME you’re using supports Inline.

    Accessibility

    The Accessibility method will overlap a popup offering to open your Vault to browse matching Login items when the device is focused on an input:

    Accessiblity Popup
    Accessiblity Popup

    To enable the accessibility method:

    1. Open your Bitwarden Android app and tap the Settings tab.
    2. Tap the Auto-fill Services option.
    3. Toggle the Use Accessibility option. You’ll be automatically redirected to an Android Settings screen.
    4. In the Services or Downloaded Apps list, tap Bitwarden and toggle Use Bitwarden from Off → On.

      You’ll be prompted to accept allow Bitwarden permissions on your device. Tapping Allow will let Bitwarden read content on the screen to know when to offer auto-fill.

    Warning

    If you’re using Android 6+, you must also enable Draw-Over.

    Accessibility not working? See Troubleshooting the Accessibility Service.

    Draw-Over

    Note

    Before you can enable Draw-Over, enable Accessibility.

    Draw-Over (required to use Accesibility on Android 6+) will overlap a popup offering to open your Vault to browse matching Login items when the device is focused on an input:

    Accessiblity Popup
    Accessiblity Popup

    To enable the Draw-Over method:

    1. Open your Bitwarden Android app and tap the Settings tab.
    2. Tap the Auto-fill Services option.
    3. Toggle the Use Draw-Over option. You’ll be automatically redirected to an Android Settings screen.
    4. Tap Bitwarden from the list and toggle the Permit drawing over other apps option.
    Tip

    Still having problems? Refer to our break-out guide on Troubleshooting Android Auto-fill.

    If you’re still not able to get Android auto-fill working, Contact Us.