You can use the Bitwarden Android app to add new and auto-fill existing logins on the web and in other apps. There are two services which need to be enabled on Android to cover all Auto-fill scenarios, AUTO-FILL FRAMEWORK SERVICE and AUTO-FILL ACCESSIBILITY SERVICE. These services can be enabled from within the Bitwarden App under Settings. When configured, you should see “Enabled” in green text. Double-check under the AUTO-FILL ACCESSIBILITY SERVICE that the Permission shows “Granted” in green text as well.
The Autofill Framework Service is only available to users on Android Oreo (8.0) and greater. If you are on a version of Android prior to Oreo (8.0) you should only use the Auto-fill Accessibility Service as explained further down in this article. Otherwise, you should use both services for optimal functionality.
The Autofill Framework Service is now enabled.
The Autofill Framework Service is context-sensitive and will appear whenever you encounter a form that can be auto-filled on your device. You can read more about the Autofill Framework service from this posting on our blog.
The Auto-fill Accessibility Service is now enabled.
The Auto-fill Accessibility Service is context-sensitive and will appear whenever you encounter a form that can be auto-filled on your device.
You will want to check the battery optimization settings on your phone and make sure it is turned off for Bitwarden. Often, Android Battery Optimization will turn off services to save battery and in turn kill the auto-fill services.
If you keep experiencing the AUTO-FILL ACCESSIBILITY SERVICE becoming disabled or not functioning as expected, check these settings in this order.
Please note, the service can also halt if you ever “Force stop” the Bitwarden app.
Here is an interesting site regarding devices and their battery optimization default configurations: https://dontkillmyapp.com/
If you have Bitwarden installed on a Huawei or Honor device with EMUI 4.1 or above, please enable Dropzone for Bitwarden. Otherwise, the Bitwarden Auto-fill overlay will not be visible.
To enable Dropzone:
Android has many web browsers. It can be hard to keep up with them all. We have to add support for each browser individually.
If auto-fill does not work on your browser, please report it at https://github.com/bitwarden/mobile/issues so that we can add support.
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