Get Started with Mobile Apps

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    Bitwarden’s Mobile App lets you take your password manager on the go. Download Bitwarden from the App Store or Google Play Store, or by navigating to get.bitwarden.com on any device.

    Bitwarden on Android and iOS
    Bitwarden on Android and iOS

    Bitwarden’s Mobile App is available for iOS and Android. For help getting started, select which device you use:

    Bitwarden on Android

    Explore your Vault

    When you log in to Bitwarden on your Android device, you’ll land on the My Vault tab. From this tab, you can browse all items in your Bitwarden Vault.

    When you Favorite an item, it’ll appear at the top of your Vault for easy access. Items are also sorted into Types (Login, Card, Identity, or Secure Note) and Folders. If you’re a member of an Organization, Collections will also appear here.

    Get Organized with Favorites and Folders

    Organizing your Vault into Favorites and Folders makes navigating your Vault a breeze.

    To add a Folder:

    1. Select the Settings tab.
    2. Select the Folders option.
    3. Select the Add icon.
    4. Give your new folder a name and select Save.

    To add a Vault item to a Folder or your Favorites:

    1. Tap the item you want to edit.
    2. Tap the Pencil icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
    3. Tap Folder to select a folder for this item, or toggle the Favorite switch to add it to your Favorites.
    4. Tap Save in the top-right corner of your screen.

    For more information, see Folders and Favorites.

    Create New Logins

    You can create new Logins, Cards, Identities, and Secure Notes directly from any Android device.

    1. In your Bitwarden Android app, tap the Add icon in the bottom-right corner.
    2. Choose which Type of item to create (for example, Login).
    3. Enter all the information for the item (for example, Username and Password).
    4. For Logins, enter the website the login is used for in the URI field (for example, www.amazon.com).
    5. Tap Folder or toggle the Favorite switch to sort the item in your Vault.
    6. When you’re finished, tap Save in the top-right corner of your screen.

    Go back and edit this item at any time by opening it and tapping the Pencil icon.

    Send an item to the Trash by opening it, tapping the menu ( ), and tapping Delete. Items in the Trash will remain there for 30 days before being permanently deleted.

    Setup Auto-Fill

    Setup Auto-fill to automatically enter logins from your Android device to a Web Browser (like Chrome) or other app.

    1. In your Bitwarden Android app, tap the Settings tab located at the bottom of your screen.

      Depending on which version of Android you’re using, a number of Auto-fill options could be listed.

    2. Tap your available Auto-fill option, and toggle it on. A green Enabled message will indicate that Auto-fill is active.

      Once toggled, you might be required to change some Android-native settings, depending on your available or enabled Auto-fill options. For more information, see Auto-fill logins on Android.

    Launch from Mobile Apps

    You can launch a website directly from the Bitwarden Mobile App by selecting the Launch button in any Vault item with a valid URI. If you’re unfamiliar with using URIs, see Using URIs.

    Unlock with Biometrics

    Unlocking Bitwarden with biometrics allows for seamless access to your Vault. If you haven’t setup fingerprint unlock or face unlock on your Android device, you’ll need to do that first from the Android Settings app.

    1. In your Bitwarden Android app, tap the Settings tab located at the bottom of your screen.
    2. Depending on what your device has available, tap:
      • Unlock with Fingerprint
      • Unlock with Face ID
    3. You’ll be asked to verify with your fingerprint or face depending on your selection. A green Enabled label will indicate that an option is active.

    Once Enabled, you’ll be able to open your Bitwarden app or Auto-fill logins using just your biometric method of choice.

    Login Using Auto-fill

    Once you’ve setup Auto-fill and Biometrics, logging into an app or website using Bitwarden is simple.

    1. Tap the Email/Username or Password input box in the app or website.
    2. Depending on which auto-fill option your device uses, tap the available overlay:

      Android Auto-fill varieties
      Android Auto-fill varieties
    3. You’ll be prompted for your Face ID or Fingerprint. If you aren’t using Biometrics, enter your Master Password.
    4. If you’ve connected a login to this website or app using the URI field, that login will appear in this window. If you haven’t, tap Search to find it.

      Tap the login to automatically your email/username and password into the boxes, and sign in.

    Bitwarden 101: Get Started with Android

    Use the following Bitwarden 101 video if you want us to walk you through using Bitwarden on Android. You can also download the slideshow to use later.

    Bitwarden on iOS

    Explore your Vault

    When you log in to Bitwarden on your iOS device, you’ll land on the My Vault tab. From this tab, you can browse all items in your Bitwarden Vault.

    When you Favorite an item, it’ll appear at the top of your Vault for easy access. Items are also sorted into Types (Login, Card, Identity, or Secure Note) and Folders. If you’re a member of an Organization, Collections will also appear here.

    Get Organized with Favorites and Folders

    Organizing your Vault into Favorites and Folders makes navigating your Vault a breeze.

    To add a Folder:

    1. Select the Settings tab.
    2. Select the Folders option.
    3. Select the Add icon.
    4. Give your new folder a name and select Save.

    To add a Vault item to a Folder or your Favorites:

    1. Tap the item you want to edit.
    2. Tap Edit in the top-right corner of your screen.
    3. Tap Folder to select a folder for this item, or toggle the Favorite switch to add it to your Favorites.
    4. Tap Save in the top-right corner of your screen.

    For more information, see Folders and Favorites.

    Create New Logins

    You can create new Logins, Cards, Identities, and Secure Notes directly from any iOS device.

    1. Tap the Add icon in the top-right corner.
    2. Choose which Type of item to create (for example, Login).
    3. Enter all the information for the item (for example, Username and Password).
    4. For Logins, enter the website the login is used for in the URI field (for example, www.amazon.com).
    5. Tap Folder or toggle the Favorite switch to organize the item in your Vault.
    6. When you’re finished, tap Save in the top-right corner of your screen.

    Go back and edit this item at any time by opening it and tapping Edit.

    Send an item to the Trash by opening it, tapping the menu ( ), and tapping Delete. Items in the Trash will remain there for 30 days before being permanently deleted.

    Setup Auto-fill

    Setup Auto-fill to automatically enter logins from your iOS device to a Web Browser (like Safari) or other app.

    1. On the iOS home screen, tap the Settings app.
    2. From the Settings menu, tap Passwords.
    3. Tap AutoFill Passwords.
    4. Tap the AutoFill Passwords toggle. Green indicates that AutoFill is active.
    5. From the Allow Filling From list, select Bitwarden. A check-mark ( ) indicates that Bitwarden is selected.

    When you create new logins, make sure you enter a website in the URI field to surface them for Auto-fill.

    Launch from Mobile Apps

    You can launch a website directly from the Bitwarden Mobile App by selecting the Launch button in any Vault item with a valid URI. If you’re unfamiliar with using URIs, see Using URIs.

    Unlock with Biometrics

    Unlocking Bitwarden with biometrics allows for seamless access to your Vault. If you haven’t setup Touch ID or Face ID on your iOS device, you’ll need to do that first from the iOS Settings app.

    1. In your Bitwarden iOS app, tap the Settings tab located at the bottom of your screen.
    2. Depending on what your device has available, tap:
      • Unlock with Touch ID
      • Unlock with Face ID
    3. You’ll be asked to verify with your fingerprint or face depending on your selection. A green Enabled label will indicate that an option is active.

    Once Enabled, you’ll be able to open your Bitwarden app or Auto-fill logins using just your biometric method of choice.

    Login using Auto-fill

    Once you’ve setup Auto-fill and Biometrics, logging into an app or website using Bitwarden is simple.

    1. Tap the Email/Username or Password input box in the app or website.
    2. Above your keyboard, tap Passwords.

    3. You’ll be prompted for your Face ID or Touch ID. If you aren’t using Biometrics, enter your Master Password.
    4. If you’ve connected a login to this website or app using the URI field, that login will appear in this window. If you haven’t, tap Search to find it.

      Tap the login to automatically your email/username and password into the boxes, and sign in.

    Bitwarden 101: Get Started with iOS

    Use the following Bitwarden 101 video if you want us to walk you through using Bitwarden on iOS. You can also download the slideshow to use later.