Lockbox is the password management application from Mozilla. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS), the free tool allows you to synchronize login data stored by Firefox on your PC with your phone. The app also works on Chrome and Safari browsers, which extends the user's usability. In addition, it stands out for its simplicity compared to popular applications in the segment, such as 1Password and LastPass, which are paid.
In the following tutorial, see how to set up and use Firefox Lockbox to manage your passwords on mobile. The procedures were performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo and an iPhone 8 running iOS 12. The tips apply to other smartphones with Google's operating system and other models of Apple's phone.
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Step 1. Install the Lockbox app on your phone from the dnetc page. When opening for the first time, tap "Get Started" and enter your Mozilla account email and password with the same credentials used in Firefox on your PC;
Log in to your Firefox account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Tap "Set Up AutoFill" and then select "Got it";
Initial Lockbox setup Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. At the next screen, go to "Finish" to finish the initial Lockbox setup process. Passwords saved by Firefox will sync with your mobile phone;
Finish Lockbox initial setup Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Go to iPhone settings and open "Passwords and Accounts". Then tap "Fill in Passwords";
Open Password Filling Settings Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. Finally, enable the Lockbox app to allow it to fill in your passwords in Safari and other browsers;
Enable password entry by Lockbox Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. In Safari, when opening a login page, simply tap on the email or password field to display the credentials registered in Lockbox. You can also tap on the key icon to open the app and manually select a user and password set.
Fill username and password with Lockbox simply Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 1. On Android, after performing the initial setup process described above, go to the system settings and go to "System". Then open "Languages and Input";
Access Android language and input settings Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Expand the "Advanced" category and tap "AutoFill";
Open Android Autocomplete Settings Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. Select "Lockbox" and finally press "OK" to confirm;
Select the app Lockbox on Android Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. In Chrome, when opening a login page, simply tap on the email or password field to display the credentials registered in Lockbox. Tap on the email you want to use to automatically fill in the username and password field.
Fill username and password with Lockbox Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready. Take advantage of the Lockbox app tips to sync and manage your passwords on your phone.
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