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Get Started with Mobile Apps

Bitwarden mobile apps let you take your password manager on the go. Download Bitwarden from the iOS 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

First steps

Let's start your Bitwarden mobile journey by adding a new login item to your vault and make sure it's secure and easy to find:

Create a folder

Folders are a great way to make sure you can always find vault items when you need to use them. To create a folder:

  1. Select the Settings tab and choose Folders from the settings list.

  2. Select the Add icon.

  3. Give your folder a name, (for example, Social Media), and select Save.

Add a login

Now, let's add a login to your new folder. To create a new login item:

  1. Navigate to the My Vault tab and select the Add icon.

  2. Choose which type of item to create (in this case, select Login).

  3. Enter the basic information for this login. For now, give the item:

    1. A Name to help you easily recognize it (for example, Twitter Account).

    2. Your Username.

    3. Your current Password (we'll replace this with a strong one soon).

  4. Select the New URI button and enter the URL where you log in to the account (for example, https://twitter.com/login.)

  5. Select a folder from the Folder dropdown. If you are following our example, choose the Social Media folder you just created.

  6. Nice work! Select Save to continue.

Generate a strong password

Now that you have saved a new login, let's improve its security by replacing your password with a stronger one:

  1. Open a web browser or the mobile app for your account and login with your existing username and password. Once you are logged in, find the Change your password page.

  2. On the Change your password page, enter your current password. You can copy and paste this from Bitwarden!

  3. Back in Bitwarden, select the login item and tap Edit on iOS or the on Android.

  4. In the Password box, select Generate and confirm Yes to overwrite your old password.

    This will replace your password with a randomly-generated strong password. Moving from Fido1234 to X@Ln@x9J@&u@5n##B can stop a hacker.

  5. Select Save.

  6. Copy your new password and paste it into the New Password and Confirm Password fields back in the other app.

Congratulations! Your login is now saved in Bitwarden for secure and easy use!

Add a second account

Do you have multiple Bitwarden accounts, like one for personal use and one for work? The mobile app can be logged in to five accounts at once!

To login to a second account, select the currently logged-in account from the top menu bar of the app and select Add Account:

Account Switching Mobile
Account Switching Mobile

Once you log in to your second account, you can quickly switch between them from the same menu, which will also show the current status of each account's vault (locked or unlocked). If you log out of one of these accounts, it will be removed from this list.

Next steps

Now that you have mastered the basics, let's dig into some of the more powerful features of Bitwarden mobile apps:

Setup auto-fill

Setup auto-fill to automatically enter logins from your Android device to a web browser (such as Chrome) or other app.

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

    Depending on which version of Android you are 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 Bitwarden by selecting the Launch button in any vault item with a valid URI. If you are unfamiliar with using URIs, see Using URIs.

Launch from Mobile
Launch from Mobile

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 will need to do that first from the Android Settings app.

  1. In Bitwarden, 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 will 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 will be able to open Bitwarden or auto-fill logins using just your biometric method of choice.

Login using auto-fill

Once you have 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 will be prompted for your face authentication or fingerprint. If you aren't using biometrics, enter your master password.

  4. If you have 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 enter your email/username and password into the boxes, and sign in.

Setup AutoFill

Setup AutoFill 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 AutoFill.

Launch from mobile apps

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

Launch from Mobile
Launch from Mobile

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 will 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 will be able to open Bitwarden or AutoFill logins using just your biometric method of choice.

Login using AutoFill

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.

    Tap Passwords in iOS
    Tap Passwords in iOS
  3. You will be prompted for your Face ID or Touch ID. If you aren't using biometrics, enter your master password.

  4. If you have 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 enter your email/username and password into the boxes, and sign in.


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