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How do you save/remember all of your passwords?

Best Password Managers For Android
Best Password Managers For Android (Image credit: Android Central)

Whether it's for your bank account, Twitter profile, or Pokemon Go, passwords are required for just about all of the apps and websites we use. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but even so, having to remember all of these can be a royal pain.

So, what's a person to do to keep from going insane while not forgetting hundreds of different login credentials?

Some of our AC forum members recently started talking about this very topic, and these are a few tips they recommend for safe-keeping of all your passwords.

The only thing I don't like is subscriptions. KeePassDroid is safe, uses fingerprint (or password) unlock, creates long random passwords, and lets you keep the data file in the cloud so other devices can use the same password file - with no payment. (True, no 2FA, but important apps, like bank apps, should be doing that on their own.)

Rukbat

I also routinely recommend the Stone Age method of just writing down important passwords and keeping them in a safe at home!

B. Diddy

I'll use browser auto-fill for non-secure data like my name and address, but not for passwords. They are generally seen as vulnerable and often store the passwords in plain text. A good password manager will not store any info in plain text and perform all encryption/decryption locally so your info isn't vulnerable on their servers. Ideally the only time your password is available in plain text...

Mooncatt

I use a letters and numbers long phrase type password as my master-password on LastPass myself, they make it too easy to be better than I would be at trying to manage hundreds of passwords myself.

Itsa_Me_Mario

What about you? How do you save/remember all of your passwords?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

30 Comments
  • Bitwarden
  • Blackberry's Password Keeper, combined with the BlackBerry Keyboard, and everything else seems silly.
  • ^ this. BB Password Keeper for me too.
  • Been using BB Password Keeper since 2008 :)
  • Perfect answer 👏
  • aWallet with Google Drive cloud back up
  • On a notebook.
  • Me too. I call it my little black book of passwords. I move from device to device so much and from Android to iOS I decided just to go old school. I keep it close to my person at all times. I figure if I ever lose it I'll just go in to my accounts and change them all.
  • I use random generated passwords with the app called Enpass (for both the smartphone and desktop).
  • I also use Enpass. Love it
  • I also also use enpass. Which reminds me, I should do a backup.
  • I use Enpass too. No subscriptions. It is great.
  • I just use "Pa$5W0rd" for everything... It's secure because capitals, numbers and symbols.
  • Both a dollar sign AND a five? That's awfully hard to remember. Better write it down on a post it note and stick it on your monitor.
  • How did you know? I also wrote it in Sharpie on the back of my phone!
  • Awesome idea. I'm going to do that too.
  • Blackberry password keeper as well.
  • LastPass
  • Roboform, for now.
  • RoboForm
  • MSecure back in the day, but features kinda stagnated for a while, so I switched to Enpass.
  • Lastpass is they way I go to save my passwords and to generate them.
  • http://gph.is/28JfCky
  • Lastpass
  • KeePass, KeePass2, and KeePass2Android on Windows, Android and Linux. Using a cloud-based repository for my encrypted password file allows me to share the passwords among all my devices. Using truly free and open source software reduces cost and allows me to see the source (and compile the executable, if desired).
  • SafeInCloud on both PC and Android
  • My brain😲
  • After 25 years needing passwords, I just remember them. I have hundreds at my ready. I have ones starting with zero through 9 which have capitals, symbols and another number in the center. I call these my "Year" passwords because the two numbers are a significant year. Then there are the "channel" passwords which are based on the channel numbers and names on a major satellite TV provider. Even though I don't have TV any more, I still remember these. Usually these are missing the symbol but I can tack it on the end. Combine this with muscle memory and I'm usually pretty good at remembering the combinations of sites and passwords!
  • This exactly... I have some unrelated significant things from my past or present and combine and make them into passwords like the TV channel numbers like the guy mentioned above
  • Enpass rules. It syncs Passwords between my iPhone, Android and all Windows devices.