Google’s autofill feature is a stealth triumph at a time when password restrictions are becoming increasingly demanding and amongst all the password managers fighting to serve our faulty memories. Because it’s the default autofill service on Android, many of us aren’t even aware it’s there, keeping our log-in data and addresses for future use.
However, there was no method to sync that data across compatible devices until recently. Users will be able to do precisely that with a single press thanks to a new Autofill Security option. Here’s how to accomplish it on an Android device:
Google updates Autofill settings to allow sync
Previously, Google’s “Auto-fill Security” menu was rather basic, with only options for credentials and payment information. That page now appears to be undergoing some changes, beginning with the name, which has been changed to “Autofill Preferences.”
A single toggle button will sync your preferences for all your saved passwords and addresses across supported devices in the aptly named menu.
How to Sync Passwords and Addresses saved on Google across devices
Here’s how you can access the “Autofill Preferences” menu and sync your passwords and addresses across devices:
Go to Settings and tap on Google.
Tap on Auto-fill.
Then Auto-fill with Google.
Then tap on Preferences at the bottom.
Here, under “Sync”, toggle on Sync preferences.
Once this option is turned on, all your devices will follow the same autofill settings as on this page.
This is a quick and easy solution to manage your login information and addresses across multiple devices and ensuring that they’re all on the same page as you. Currently, this feature hasn’t been rolled out fully, so you may still see the old “Autofill Security” menu. But expect it to be available soon.