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Password Managers For Android

Vince in Chicago, Illinois asked us about password managers

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Vince asked:”I have a Verizon Android phone and I’d like to know what the best password protection app. I don’t want the subscription kind. I don’t care about the cloud either, as long as I can save all my passwords to my phone and back them up to my SD card. It doesn’t matter if I have to pay for the app, as long as it’s not a subscription.”


Vince, free password managers tend to have limitations, so no matter which you download, they probably will try to sell you a subscription service for something.

Since you don’t want cloud syncing, you can try apps like LastPass or Keeper, they both offer subscription services, but you can get started for free and see if they’re good enough to fit your needs.

Google itself has its own SmartLock Password Manager

Google itself has its own SmartLock Password Manager, it is free and just uses your Google ID it may fit your needs, it’s a little more basic than that some of the subscription based services, but it won’t cost you any more and it sounds like it will do what you want it to do. Think of it as Android version of the way Chrome remembers passwords.

Most password managers exist to sell you the rest of the services. That means that you should expect that, if you use 3rd party solutions, at some point you will run into something you need to do that it won’t do unless you pay something extra.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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